Open Educational Resources June 2010

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I gave this workshop June 1 and June 3 at Centralia College. Covers OER and resources for finding OER.

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  • Open Educational Resources June 2010

    1. 1. Open Educational Resources<br />Using digital resources to replace your textbook<br />June 3, 2010<br />Sue Gallaway, Centralia College<br />Workshop for Faculty and Staff<br />
    2. 2. Why the focus on OER?<br />
    3. 3. Traditional Publishing Models in an Increasingly Digital World<br />Image: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:SusanLesch<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/saramusico<br />
    4. 4. Traditional Delivery Models in an Increasingly Digital World<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/davedugdale<br />
    5. 5. The Digital Age: User-Centric, Demand Driven Models<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanais<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/39688964@N00<br />
    6. 6. Why the focus on OER?<br />Challenges & Opportunities<br />
    7. 7. Why the focus on OER?<br />Challenges<br />
    8. 8. Challenge: Changing Student Demographic<br />Slide: FlatworldKnowlege<br />
    9. 9. Challenge: Cost of Textbooks<br />
    10. 10. Challenge : Cost of Textbooks<br />Prices rising<br />2x<br />the rate of<br />inflation<br />Slide: Geoff Cain, College of the Redwoods<br />
    11. 11. Challenge : Cost of Textbooks<br />Students average<br />$900<br />per year on textbooks<br />Slide: Geoff Cain, College of the Redwoods<br />
    12. 12. Challenge : Cost of Textbooks<br />only<br />$238.95<br />High <br />Prices<br />Slide: Geoff Cain, College of the Redwoods<br />
    13. 13. Enrollment<br />Prices<br />Revenue Growth<br />Units<br />
    14. 14. Challenge : Cost of Textbooks<br />$81.78<br />used 5th edition<br />new 6th<br />$213.95<br />New Editions<br />Slide: Geoff Cain, College of the Redwoods<br />
    15. 15. Biology, 8e<br />with CengageNOW, Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING, InfoTrac 2-Semester Printed Access Card<br />$213.95<br />CostlyBundles<br />Challenge : Cost of Textbooks<br />Slide: Geoff Cain, College of the Redwoods<br />
    16. 16. Meeting the Challenge<br />“Turn the Page: <br />Making College Textbooks More Affordable” – See Exhibit 1<br />Click Image to Open Web Page<br />
    17. 17. Textbook Affordability Solutions<br />“Turn the Page: Making College Textbooks More Affordable” <br />
    18. 18. Why the focus on OER?<br />Opportunities<br />
    19. 19. Opportunity: Digital Content & Tools<br />Image: http://www.itechnews.net<br />
    20. 20. Opportunity: Digital Content & Tools<br />"According to an IBM study, by 2010, the amount of digital information in the world willdouble every 11 hours."<br />Slide: Cable Green, Washington SBCTC<br />
    21. 21. Opportunity: Digital Content & Tools<br />And we can make all of our <br />“digital stuff”<br />available to<br />all people…<br />and most of it<br />will get used...<br />by someone.<br />Slide: Cable Green, Washington SBCTC<br />
    22. 22. Opportunity: Digital Content & Tools<br />“Long Tail” of Publishing<br />$<br />long tail<br />HarryPotter<br />Hyper-geometricpartial differentialequations<br />Slide: Cable Green, Washington SBCTC<br />
    23. 23. Opportunity: Digital Content & Tools<br />Creating a Culture of Learning<br />Faculty using (and contributing to) open education<br />How can open education tools, resources, and knowledge improve the quality of education?<br />Slide: Cable Green, Washington SBCTC<br />
    24. 24. Opportunity: Digital Content & Tools<br />Library Resources:<br />Going Digital Since 1995<br /><ul><li> As of 2009, 50% of Kirk Library books are digital books (e-books) available online
    25. 25. Full-text databases instead of print subscriptions
    26. 26. E-Reserves & Streaming media
    27. 27. Online services such as virtual reference
    28. 28. Embedding relevant library resources and services into the learning environment</li></li></ul><li>Opportunity: Digital Content & Tools<br />
    29. 29. Equation:OER + Library Resources +<br />Image: http://www.libforall.org/photos/Global%20Network%20Web%20Image.02.JPG<br />
    30. 30. Redefining the Learning Environment<br />
    31. 31. Redefining the Learning Environment<br />Click image to play video<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEls3tq5wIY&feature=player_embedded<br />
    32. 32. World of Resources<br />Buckle Up!<br />http://animalsarejustlikestars.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/buckle-up.jpg<br />
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    53. 53. Open Textbooks<br />
    54. 54. Open Textbook Models<br />Principles of Microeconomics<br />By Libby Rittenberg and Timothy Tregarthen<br />Adoptions at: <br />Calstate-LA, Penn State, University of Illinois, University of Massachusetts, University of Texas at Arlington...<br />flatworldknowledge.com<br />Online: FREE<br />PDF: $19.95<br />Print: $29.95<br />
    55. 55. Author Your Own Work<br />Click image to open<br />Written by a math faculty member at Pierce College<br />
    56. 56. Using Digital Resources<br />The Downside…<br />Can require organized, coordinated effort<br />Materials need reviewers<br />There are not enough open texts<br />Hidden infrastructure costs<br />
    57. 57. Where to find Open Textbooks<br />Some Specific ExamplesBusiness Communication for Success – From Flatworld Knowledge<br />Textbooks for the California Learning Resource Network – These textbooks have already undergone peer-review.<br />Open Textbook CollectionsCommunity College Open Textbook Collaborative - This should be our first stop. I liked the amount of finished work represented by this project and the fact that they have English textbooks.<br />**OER Commons - There are a lot of textbooks here that will be of interest to us. Under recommended resources click on "textbooks.“<br />**Connexions - This is a site that features reusable modules and learning objects as well as some texts. <br />Open Textbook Catalog: studentpirgs.org/open-textbooks<br />Custom Google search for OER<br /> Project Sites for OER and Open TextbooksOpen Course Library project - This is the Gates Foundation funded course-redesign project.<br />Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources - This project site has a lot of useful links.<br />Making Textbooks More Affordable: a report of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance.<br />

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