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Presentation on Open Textbooks to Okanagan College

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Open Textbooks - the why, what, and how

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Presentation on Open Textbooks to Okanagan College

  1. 1. open.bccampus.ca Amanda Coolidge Senior Manager, Open Education acoolidge@bccampus.ca
  2. 2. Open Education encompasses resources, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment. What is Open Education? - SPARC, http://sparcopen.org/open-education/ Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  3. 3. Open Education is part of an Open Ecosystem Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution. The Open Ecosystem by Clobridge Consulting is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 License.
  4. 4. What are Open Educational Resources? • Open textbooks • Videos • Course materials • Lesson plans • Software • Games • Simulations • Wikis • Blogs • Adaptive tests Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  5. 5. Textbooks are expensive Image credit: Beyond Textbooks by Thomas used under CC-BY license. Text credit: Open Textbook Network used under CC-BY license. • Tuition and Fees • Room and Board • Books and Supplies • Personal Expenses • Transportation Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  6. 6. How much students in Canada say they spend on textbooks per term Source: Data on Textbook Costs, Higher Education Strategy Associates, 2015. Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  7. 7. Source: Data on Textbook Costs, Higher Education Strategy Associates, 2015. How many students buy all required textbooks per term Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  8. 8. “My textbook is… …back-ordered …in the mail …out of stock …the wrong edition …on hold until my student loan arrives …not needed until I decide I want this course” How often do students start the term without the resources they need? Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  9. 9. Textbook Costs vs Student Success Source: 2012 student survey by Florida Virtual Campus Slide: CC-BY Cable Green, Creative Commons via http://www.project-kaleidoscope.org (modified)/ Textbook Costs vs Student Success    64% do not purchase books at some point due to book cost 49% take fewer courses due to book cost 31% choose not to register for a course due to book cost 23% regularly go without textbooks due to book cost 27% have dropped a course due to book cost 21% have withdrawn from a course due to book cost    Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  10. 10. Worry York University U.S. Colleges & Universities Have some sort of debt 72% 62% Worry about paying monthly expenses 61% 51% Neglected studies or reduced course load because of debts 48% 30% Expect to be unable to repay student debt after graduation 32% 18% Source: Globe and Mail, November 1, 2015 How students feel about their debt Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  11. 11. Average student debt difficult to pay off, CBC, March 11, 2014 Student Debt in Canada, Canadian Federation of Students, Fall 2013 After three years of post-secondary schooling in Nova Scotia, Verge graduated in 2008 with about $25,000 of debt — just about the national average. More than five years later, she has only managed to pay back about $2,000. For people like Verge, high debt loads are not only a financial stress but can delay the time it takes individuals or couples to reach certain milestones, such as having children, getting married or owning property… Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  12. 12. Why are we doing this project? To increase access to higher education by reducing student costs To give faculty more control over their instructional resources To improve learning outcomes for students Annie Lennox campaigns with Oxfam at the AIDS Conference by Oxfam used under CC-BY-NC-ND license Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  13. 13. BC Open Textbook Project 40 free & open textbooks for highest enrolled 1st & 2nd year post-secondary subjects in BC 2013 – 20 for skills & training First province in Canada 2013 – AB & SASK MOU $1 million 2013 - $1 million Visual notes of John Yap announcement, Giulia Forsythe Used under CC-SA license
  14. 14. The Project Don’t reinvent it by Andrea Hernandez released under CC-BY-NC-SA and based on Wheel by Pauline Mak released under CC-BY license
  15. 15. Faculty Reviews 291/365 by thebarrowboy used under a CC-BY
  16. 16. Reviews > Adaptations My Adventures Adapting a Chemistry Textbook291/365 by thebarrowboy used under a CC-BY
  17. 17. Faculty have full legal right to customize & contextualize open textbooks to fit their pedagogical needs
  18. 18. open = free + permissions • Make and own a copyRetain • Use in a wide range of waysReuse • Adapt, modify, and improveRevise • Combine two or moreRemix • Share with othersRedistribute
  19. 19. 11 Peer Reviewed Studies http://openedgroup.org/
  20. 20. 48,623 Students http://openedgroup.org/ 93% Same or Better Outcomes
  21. 21. Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution. Normal Market Textbook Market • Competition in the market forces prices down • Consumer choice rewards companies that compete on price and quality • Five major publishers control 80% of the market, locking out competitors • The student- the consumer- has no choice in which textbook they’re assigned
  22. 22. HOW do I adopt an Open Textbook for my course?
  23. 23. Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution. 4 Easy Steps 1.Find 2.Review 3.Supplement 4.Distribute
  24. 24. Step 1: Find an Open Textbook Start Here: http://open.bccampus.ca Open Textbook Library: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/ Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  25. 25. Connect with your library, department, colleagues and T&L Centre Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  26. 26. Step 1: Find an Open Textbook Still not satisfied? Look at your institutional Library’s OER guide for more mega sites of open textbooks. Feeling lucky? Do an internet search of your course with open textbook in the search string. Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  27. 27. Read Reviews Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  28. 28. Step 3. Supplementary Resources Consider what ancillary resources you have found most helpful to use in your course. Are they… • Publisher PowerPoints • Testbank Questions • Image banks • Videos • Student Exercises Take a moment to think about the following: • How much of that publisher content do you usually change to suit your course? Now let’s go find Ancillary Resources. Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  29. 29. Supplementary Resources- OTB Collection Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  30. 30. Supplementary Resources- OTB Collection Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  31. 31. Advanced Google Search https://www.google.ca/advanced_search Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  32. 32. Advanced Google Search Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  33. 33. Step 4: Distribute the textbook and supplementary resources with students Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution. 1. Provide the link to the textbook to your students. OR 2. Download copies of the book and put them on another site, e.g. LMS, Dropbox Google Documents (and share that link) OR 3. If you have a faculty website put copies of the files on your faculty site and send students to your website to download the copy. OR 4. Connect with your bookstore or print to make print copies available for your students.
  34. 34. Making ancillary resources available Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution. 1. Provide the link to the OER to your students. OR 2. Download copies of the OER and put them on another site, e.g. LMS, Dropbox Google Documents (and share that link) OR 3. If you have a faculty website put copies of the files on your faculty site and send students to your website to download the copy.
  35. 35. How to find other OER: Repositories Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution. Creative Commons Search HippoCampus MERLOT MIT OpenCourseWare NCLOR: The North Carolina Learning Object Repository NSDL: National Science Digital Library OER Commons Open Course Library OpenStax PhET SOL*R
  36. 36. How to find other OER Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution. • Connect with the Library • Get your students to find open resources, have them do a content review and post to your course website or LMS. • Ask your colleagues what they currently use
  37. 37. Looking ahead… 1.Ancillary Materials Development 2.OER Resource Grant 3.Adoption Workshops

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