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Presentation to BC Deans- Why Go Open?

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The following presentation was to the BC Deans (Arts, Sciences and Business), April 13 2016

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Presentation to BC Deans- Why Go Open?

  1. 1. Why GO Open? Amanda Coolidge Senior Manager, Open Education BCcampus 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.
  2. 2. What is 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. Cape Town Declaration on Open Education “This emerging open education movement combines the established tradition of sharing good ideas with fellow educators and the collaborative, interactive culture of the Internet. It is built on the belief that everyone should have the freedom to use, customize, improve and redistribute educational resources without constraint.” http://www.capetowndeclaration.org/read-the-declaration
  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. The Hewlett Foundation define OER as “teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. OER include …..used to support access to knowledge”.
  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. 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 (free to shop around, weigh options, choose products that are best suited) • Five major publishers control 80% of the market, locking out competitors • The student- the consumer- has no choice in which textbook they’re assigned
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Problems 1. Textbooks are expensive 2. Students are not using them 3. Students can’t keep them 4. Students can fall weeks behind 5. Students are taking more time to finish 6. Learning is negatively affected
  10. 10. open.bccampus.ca 11 Peer Reviewed Studies http://openedgroup.org/
  11. 11. open.bccampus.ca 48,623 Students http://openedgroup.org/
  12. 12. open.bccampus.ca 93% Same or Better Outcomes http://openedgroup.org/
  13. 13. open.bccampus.ca 9 Peer Reviewed Studies of Perceptions of OER Quality http://openedgroup.org/
  14. 14. open.bccampus.ca 4,510 Professors and Students http://openedgroup.org/
  15. 15. open.bccampus.ca 50% Same35% Better 15% Worse http://openedgroup.org/
  16. 16. Benefits Faculty benefits • Increased flexibility of how you use content and ancillaries supports • Easy access in many formats • No book orders or publishers to deal with • No heavy, bulky text to tote • Possibilities of customization, can modify/edit as needed • Student feedback is positive (students are grateful) • Supporting our students (social justice) Student benefits • Low cost or free • Increased availability • Opportunity to retain the textbook & resources • No heavy, bulky text to tote • Easy to find and access, even before course begins 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.
  17. 17. Faculty have: Right to customize The textbook Students have: Day 1 access to that customized textbook and CHOICE + 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.
  18. 18. Creative Commons logo by Creative Commons used under a CC-BY 3.0 License CC license image from Copyright in Education & Internet in South African Law used under CC-BY 2.5 South Africa license The Licenses 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.
  19. 19. 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. • Make and own a copy • Use in a wide range of ways • Adapt, modify, and improve • Combine two or more • Share with others Because of the licenses, you can…
  20. 20. 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 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.
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. 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 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.
  23. 23. Faculty Reviews 291/365 by thebarrowboy used under a CC-BY 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.
  24. 24. Reviews > Adaptations My Adventures Adapting a Chemistry Textbook291/365 by thebarrowboy used under a CC-BY 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. New Creations 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. The Library: open.bccampus.ca 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. 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. 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. Opening up BC Number of Open Textbooks in the Collection: 140 Top 40 Subject Areas: 85 Trades: 55 Adoptions: 414 (course sections) Participating Institutions: 27 Number of students affected: 12,814 Student Savings: $1,604,425
  29. 29. 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. What’s next and how to get your faculty involved
  30. 30. 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. 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. 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. Thank you. Amanda Coolidge Senior Manager, Open Education acoolidge@bccampus.ca 250 818 4592

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