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    1. 1. Open Content Opens Minds Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources Sloan-C International Symposium May 9, 2008
    2. 2. Remember this rite of passage?
    3. 3. For many students…
    4. 4. The first test is their ability to afford the textbooks.
    5. 5. Or, is it that test of fitness to carry all those textbooks?
    6. 6. Lighten the load
    7. 7. Lighten the load with Open Educational Resources
    8. 8. Use of OER can replace this scene with …..
    9. 11. What are Open Educational Resources? <ul><li>High quality educational content and tools </li></ul><ul><li>Freely available from the internet, anytime, anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Many languages </li></ul><ul><li>Shared </li></ul><ul><li>Usable and re-usable </li></ul>
    10. 12. Used: $77.25   New: $103.00 2.6 pounds 576 pages
    11. 14. Example PHYS 4A: General Physics            600 pages Used $125.00    New $179.00  
    12. 15. Free Download
    13. 16. Tools for Locating, Organizing, and Delivering OER
    14. 17. Discipline-specific Sources
    15. 18. Tools for Collaboration and Development
    16. 21. Lowers the costs of educational materials for students Benefits of OER
    17. 22. Benefits Fosters pedagogical innovation and relevance that avoids “teaching from the textbook”
    18. 23. Benefits <ul><li>Provides opportunities to share and remix learning materials for customized and localized use </li></ul><ul><li>Fast feedback loop on quality and relevance of learning materials leading to continual improvement and rapid development </li></ul>
    19. 24. Challenges <ul><li>Resources for faculty support </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assurance of learning materials </li></ul><ul><li>Limited availability of fully vetted and comprehensive learning materials in some disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Articulation and transfer issues </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance with accessibility requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Printing and computer lab demands on campus by students </li></ul>
    20. 25. Community College Consortium for OER <ul><li>Why a Consortium? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give community college educators a presence and a voice in the OER movement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinate development of community college quality standards for OER textbooks and course materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage funding opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate collaboration, communications and networking </li></ul></ul>
    21. 26. Consortium gives community college educators a presence and a voice in the OER movement Community Colleges
    22. 27. Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources <ul><li>Established in July 2007 by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District </li></ul><ul><li>Representatives from over 20 colleges attended the first CCCOER information meeting on July 17, 2007 </li></ul>
    23. 28. <ul><li>Advance the vision for making OER widely available to community colleges in order to increase access and reduce the cost of a college education. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote faculty innovation, training and OER development for the Consortium community. </li></ul>Goals
    24. 29. Community College Consortium for OER <ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To identify, create and/or repurpose existing OER as Open Textbooks and make them available for use by community college students and faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objective  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking the support of faculty to identify, review, evaluate, and make available high quality, accessible and culturally relevant model Open Textbooks </li></ul></ul>
    25. 30. CCCOER: Progress to Date <ul><li>Membership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>64 colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CA, MD, NY, WA, NV, Ontario </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Website – </li></ul><ul><li>OER Survey of 1,203 faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Developed faculty self-paced tutorial and credit course about OER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available online via Connexions and ETUDES NG </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Co-hosted Open Textbook Meeting in Jan 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>OER presentations at state and national professional meetings and colleges; participation in California Textbook Summit </li></ul>
    26. 31. CA, MD, NY, WA, NV, Ontario
    27. 32. Consortium Membership Benefits <ul><li>Participation in development of community college quality standards for OER textbooks and course materials </li></ul><ul><li>Networking with community college OER innovators </li></ul>
    28. 33. Website
    29. 34. Faculty OER Campus Promotion Kit <ul><li>Policies and Models </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Start Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Training Course </li></ul><ul><li>Directories and Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Open Content Licenses </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright Info </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility Info </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul><ul><li>OER Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
    30. 35.
    31. 36. 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>
    32. 37. CCCOER Survey Results <ul><li>34% already using OER materials in their classes </li></ul><ul><li>Greatest type of OER use reported </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journals and journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference works and materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul><ul><li>87% likely or very likely to use OER materials if such materials were readily accessible </li></ul><ul><li>66% interested in helping to produce or identify OER materials </li></ul><ul><li>Support needed for faculty to develop of OER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidelines and/or templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid compensation or stipend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website repository of OER materials </li></ul></ul>
    33. 38. OER Survey
    34. 39. OER Survey
    35. 40. CCCOER can fill this gap OER Survey
    36. 41. Hewlett Foundation Grant Open Textbook Project <ul><li>Increase scope and membership of CCCOER </li></ul><ul><li>Centralize Open Textbook information </li></ul><ul><li>Document work flow model </li></ul><ul><li>Design and conduct research studies </li></ul><ul><li>Develop sustainability plan </li></ul>
    37. 42. Community College Open Textbook Project <ul><li>Hewlett Foundation Grant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feasibility study to provide high quality, accessible and culturally relevant open textbooks for community college students and faculty through the CCCOER and other academic, noncommercial and commercial partners </li></ul></ul>
    38. 43. Community College Open Textbook Project Goal Identify, organize, and support the production and use of high quality, accessible and culturally relevant Open Textbooks for community college students
    39. 44. CCCOER Collaboration <ul><ul><li>Textbook Summit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student PIRG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connexions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monterey Institute for Technology and Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flat World Knowledge </li></ul></ul>
    40. 46. Workflow Summary <ul><li>Locate, collect and develop open content </li></ul><ul><li>Vet the content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Depth, breadth, cultural relevancy, authority of source, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility, interoperability, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Prepare open content for CC use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customize, organize, localize, convert for accessibility, interoperability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide publication and dissemination options </li></ul>
    41. 47. Proposed Workflow for Campuses <ul><li>Form Taskforce on campus to address adoption of open textbooks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedagogical standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookstore and print shop services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty and department participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty training in development of OER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul>
    42. 48. Proposed Workflow for Campuses <ul><li>Foster community of educators who will use and contribute to open content appropriate for use as textbook at community colleges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educate campus community about OER and open textbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide model Board policies about OER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide model tenure and promotion incentives for faculty to participate in OER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide guide for development and implementation of campus Taskforce to address adoption of open textbooks </li></ul></ul>
    43. 49. What Sustainability and Business Models are most viable for the Community College Open Textbook Project?
    44. 50. Sustainability <ul><li>Unique sustainability challenges of open educational resource projects </li></ul><ul><li>Must find ways to sustain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Production and sharing of open educational resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use and reuse of their open educational resources by end users </li></ul></ul>
    45. 51. Sustainability <ul><li>Explore the viability of institutional and/or student use fees </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the relationship and cost-models for Connexion’s digital university press and the campus </li></ul><ul><li>Bookstores and Printshops as point-of-purchase centers for Open Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Identify sources of operating support from states, institutions, foundations and other complementary organizations </li></ul>
    46. 52. “ Sustainability is more than funding models.” ~ S. Downes ~ <ul><li>Quality processes </li></ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul><ul><li>Openness, access and licenses </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul>
    47. 53. Connexions Statistics Open Textbook Project Collaborative Statistics by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean OCPS Television,1998, Pics4Learning
    48. 55. Content Review Panel <ul><li>Five CCCOER members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two University of California representatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two California State University representatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two other 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>
    49. 56. Technical Panel <ul><li>Interoperability standards </li></ul><ul><li>Content dissemination processes </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul>
    50. 57. Open Textbook Adoption Tasks <ul><li>Locate and categorize suitable open content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Topics by top courses that represent 80% of enrollments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depth and scope </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural relevance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articulation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Customize, Remix, Localize and Organize </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>License type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural relevance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disseminate in print and digital formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student (DIY) for production of open textbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus bookstore and/or printshop services for production of open textbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proprietary services </li></ul></ul>
    51. 58. Next Steps <ul><li>Identification of Campus OER Champions </li></ul><ul><li>Building Faculty Engagement & Investment </li></ul><ul><li>Training Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying Discipline Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Growing the Consortium </li></ul>Kenneth Ransom,, 2000. Pics4Learning