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Using Open Educational Resources: OpenEd MB


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In June, Campus Manitoba was at The University of Winnipeg to talk to faculty and librarians about open educational resources. We would like to thank The University of Winnipeg community for providing this opportunity.

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Using Open Educational Resources: OpenEd MB

  1. 1. Access to education Is at the heart of everything we do. Using Open Educational Resources OpenEd MB The University of Winnipeg, 2017 Presenters: Kathleen Fehr, Special Projects Coordinator, Campus Manitoba Trent Gill, Virtual Help Desk Navigator and OER Generalist, Campus Manitoba Slides adapted from “Working Together for Students” by Clint Lalonde CC-BY 4.0 @campusmanitoba #openedmb
  2. 2. Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Feel free to use, modify, or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  3. 3. CAMPUS MANITOBA Access to education is at the heart of everything we do. We seek the strength of collective action. We discover opportunities through openness. We create new pathways.
  4. 4. OpenEd Manitoba 1. Introduction and context 2. What is OER? Why do we care? 3. Manitoba OER initiative 4. Discussion/Questions
  5. 5. Open educational resources Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation. (via UNESCO)
  6. 6. The textbook problem
  7. 7. Program: Pre-Nursing
  8. 8. “The cardinal lesson is that prices rise unchecked if the people who order the goods aren’t paying the prices.” The $250 Econ 101 Textbook, Craig Richardson, Wall Street Journal, Jan. 13, 2015
  9. 9. How students battled textbook publishers to a draw, Planet Money, NPR, Oct 9, 2014
  10. 10. How students battled textbook publishers to a draw, Planet Money, NPR, Oct 9, 2014 What is going on here?
  11. 11. What are Open Textbooks? A textbook licensed under an open copyright license, and made available online to be freely used by students, teachers and members of the public. They are available for free as online and electronic versions, or as low-cost printed versions, should students opt for these.
  12. 12. Where do open textbooks come from?13
  13. 13. BC Open Textbook 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
  14. 14. Adoptions in BC Year Students Savings 2013 593 $59,300 - $87,960 2014 2998 $299,800 - $430,672 2015 5561 $556,100 - $678,029 Current 42,001 $3,980,255. - $4,586,552 Known BC adoptions: 1299 Known participating faculty: 318
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  16. 16. Results in MB Year Adoptions Students Savings 2015/16 3 21 $1,035.00 2016/17 3 395 $50,250.00 2017/18 11 582 $73,380.00 Total 17 973 Over $127,442
  17. 17. Participating Institutions Assiniboine Community College Brandon University Red River College The University of Winnipeg Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology University of Manitoba Canadian Mennonite University International College of Manitoba
  18. 18. Open pedagogy Open Pedagogy refers to a set of teaching and learning practices that are only possible in the context of the free access and additional permissions that characterize open educational resources (OER). (David Wiley / KPU) In practice: “renewable” assignments in which student work contributes to a broader learning commons, such as Wikipedia or an open textbook.
  19. 19. Examples of Open Pedagogy • Murder, Madness, and Mayhem (Students editing Wikipedia) • Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature (Alumni selecting public domain readings for an anthology and students annotating these readings) • DS 106 (Students contribute to a bank of course assignments) • Grav CMS Open Course Hub (A course website that can be copied or contributed to via GitHub)
  20. 20. The 5 R’s of Open Content • Make and own copiesRetain • Use in a wide range of waysReuse • Adapt, modify, and improveRevise • Combine two or moreRemix • Share with othersRedistribute
  21. 21. Faculty have full legal rights to customize & contextualize open textbooks to fit their pedagogical needs.
  22. 22. 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 license
  23. 23. Community • Build community of faculty and librarians in Manitoba around OER • Connect to opportunities in wider OER community (eg. Rebus Foundation) • Collaborative projects to encourage adaptations and adoptions • Professional development opportunities for OER through Teaching & Learning Centres
  24. 24. Access to education Is at the heart of everything we do. Using Open Educational Resources OpenEd MB Slides adapted from “Working Together for Students” by Clint Lalonde CC-BY 4.0 The University of Winnipeg, 2017 @campusmanitoba #openedmb