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Global Text Project Mtg June30


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Community College Open Textbook Project meeting with Global Text Project

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Global Text Project Mtg June30

  1. 1. Breakfast Meeting featuring Global Text Project June 30, 2008 ~ Knowledge soars with open textbooks. ~
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>8:30 Welcome and introductions Martha Kanter </li></ul><ul><li>8:45 Overview of Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources and Community College Open Textbook Project Judy Baker </li></ul><ul><li>9:00    Global Text Project - quality assurance process </li></ul><ul><li>Rick Watson and Don McCubbrey </li></ul><ul><li>9:30    Global Text Project - model to keep textbooks current </li></ul><ul><li>Rick Watson and Don McCubbrey </li></ul>
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  4. 4. 66 colleges from CA, MD, NY, WA, NV, Ontario
  5. 5. CCCOER Survey Results <ul><li>1,203 faculty respondents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12 Districts and 28 colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>66% full-time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Represent wide range of disciplines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>91% indicated interest in using OER materials in their classes </li></ul><ul><li>34% said they were aware of OER materials in their field </li></ul>
  6. 6. CCCOER can fill this gap OER Survey
  7. 7. Community College Open Textbook Project <ul><li>Hewlett Foundation Grant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feasibility study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide access to high quality, accessible and culturally relevant open textbooks for community college students and faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through the CCCOER and other academic, noncommercial and commercial partners </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Identify, organize, and support the production and use of high quality, accessible and culturally relevant Open Textbooks for community college students Reduce the cost of textbooks
  9. 9. Community College Open Textbook Project Goals <ul><li>Increase the scope and membership of CCCOER </li></ul><ul><li>Centralize critical Open Textbook information for use by community colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Document a workflow model for producing and maintaining Open Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Design and conduct research studies about the benefits of Open Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a business plan to increase sustainability </li></ul>
  10. 10. Project Partners
  11. 11. Content Review Panel <ul><li>CCCOER members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University representatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community college representatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discipline experts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Determine and define the necessary elements of a model CC Open Textbook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depth and scope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality and accuracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural relevance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authority of source </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Tech Standards Committee Tasks <ul><li>Develop criteria for vetting open textbooks in terms of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LMS integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content dissemination formats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop a review process </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot-test vetting criteria and process using the Elementary Statistics open textbook  </li></ul>
  13. 13. CCOT Project Website <ul><li>Point users to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List of open textbooks vetted by: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content Review Committee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tech Standards Committee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall 2008 projected website launch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment to Quality seal </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. List of Vetted Open Textbooks <ul><li>Collection </li></ul>
  15. 15. Connexions Statistics Open Textbook Project Collaborative Statistics by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean OCPS Television,1998, Pics4Learning
  16. 16. Next Steps <ul><li>Identify existing quality and tech standards appropriate for open textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Modify standards for use by CCOT project </li></ul><ul><li>Determine process for vetting </li></ul><ul><li>Field-test proposed standards and process using Elementary Statistics textbook </li></ul>Kenneth Ransom,, 2000. Pics4Learning