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    1. 1. Open Educational Resources : in 10 min… Cable Green eLearning Director
    2. 2. http://www.slideshare.net/ cgreen
    3. 3. Yes… We Really are Networked… <ul><li>seamless connection of people, resources & knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>digitization of content </li></ul><ul><li>mobile, personal </li></ul><ul><li>global platform for collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone notice our global economy? </li></ul>
    4. 4. &quot;According to an IBM study, by 2010, the amount of digital information in the world will double every 11 hours.&quot;
    5. 5. And we can make all of our “ digital stuff” available to all people… and most of it will get used... by someone.
    6. 6. “ Long Tail” of Publishing long tail $ Harry Potter Hyper-geometric partial differential equations
    7. 7. http://wiki.elearning.ubc.ca/ComingApart We All Get to Participate
    8. 8. My Point? A Digital, Networked World Changes the Rules of the Game
    9. 10. Definition of OER <ul><li>Digitized materials, offered freely and openly for educators, students, to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research. </li></ul>
    10. 11. The Old Economics Print, warehouse, and ship a new book for every student http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/2780164461/
    11. 12. The New Economics Upload one copy, and everyone uses it simultaneously http://cnx.org/content/col10522/latest/ Making copies, storage, distribution of digital stuff = “Free”
    12. 13. software textbooks music
    13. 14. Textbook 2.0 <ul><li>modular </li></ul><ul><li>authored by community </li></ul><ul><li>continuously updated </li></ul><ul><li>personalized on assembly </li></ul><ul><li>never out-of-print </li></ul><ul><li>published on demand </li></ul><ul><li>low cost ex: 600-page textbook for $32, not $132 </li></ul>
    14. 15. Why do we Need Open Textbooks? <ul><li>2005 GAO report: College textbook prices have risen at twice the rate of annual inflation over the last two decades </li></ul>http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05806.pdf
    15. 16. Why do we Need Open Textbooks? <ul><li>The College Board reported that for the 2007 through 2008 academic years each student spent an estimated $805 to $1,229 on college books and supplies… </li></ul>http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/about/news_info/trends/trends_pricing_07.pdf
    16. 17. Why do we Need Open Textbooks? <ul><li>The gross margin on new college textbooks is currently 22.7 percent according to the National Association of College Stores . </li></ul>http://www.nacs.org/public/research/margins.asp
    17. 18. May, 2007: Dept of Ed.
    18. 20. <ul><li>http://www.maketextbooksaffordable.org/course_correction.pdf </li></ul>
    19. 21. Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources Joint effort to develop and use open educational resources and open textbooks in community college courses cccoer.wordpress.com
    20. 22. 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 Reduce the cost of textbooks!
    21. 23. Comparison of Statistics Textbooks Publisher: Wiley Open: Connexions & QOOP Downloadable version: $77.50 Downloadable & online versions: FREE Printed bound version: $141.95 new $110.25 used Printed bound version: $31.98 new
    22. 24. <ul><li>Click the Green Check if your college teaches “Introductory Statistics” </li></ul>
    23. 25. General Physics            600 pages New $179.00  Used $125.00  
    24. 27. <ul><li>Click the Green Check if your school teaches “Introductory Physics” </li></ul>
    25. 28. <ul><li>Click the Green Check if your school teaches Elementary Algebra </li></ul>
    26. 29. <ul><li>Do you want to go through the rest of your general education courses? </li></ul>
    27. 30. Open Textbook Adoption <ul><li>Locate open textbooks for consideration </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate each textbook for selection </li></ul><ul><li>Customize, remix, and organize selected textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminate in print and digital formats </li></ul>http://emharrington.com/rex/images/adoptadog/Adopt_Me.jpg
    28. 31. Locate Open Textbooks for Consideration <ul><ul><li>MERLOT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connexions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikibooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OER Commons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Text Project </li></ul></ul>http://rtnl.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/thinker21.jpg
    29. 32. Evaluate Each Textbook <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 of Source </li></ul></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>Articulation </li></ul></ul>
    30. 33. Customize, Remix, and Organize
    31. 34. Disseminate Open Textbooks <ul><ul><li>Digital formats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printed format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus bookstore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus print-shop services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proprietary services </li></ul></ul>http://images.lexcycle.com/screenshots/feedbooks_library.jpg
    32. 36. http://therawfeed.com/pix/the_raw_feed_on_kindle-BIG.jpg
    33. 37. Why so urgent? <ul><ul><li>Consider One High Enrollment Course: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>English Composition I </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>37,226 enrollments / year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>X $100 textbook </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>= $3.7 Million + (cost to students) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What if we looked at 100, 200, 300 high enrollment courses? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>http://rtnl.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/thinker21.jpg
    34. 38. <ul><li>Are there really Open Educational Resources on the web? </li></ul>
    35. 39. “ Lenses” @ Rice Connexions <ul><li>social software for quality control </li></ul>cnx.org/lenses/ johnDoe univ.edu/cnx IEEE.org/cnx
    36. 40. What Happens if we Don’t Change? Google, Amazon, Apple, Open Source, Open Content, Open Textbooks… Higher Education Functional Possibilities Time Harder to catch-up … Or even understand.
    37. 41. How is the fiscal health of your local newspaper ?
    38. 42. <ul><li>So…. </li></ul><ul><li>People and content are connected globally </li></ul><ul><li>Digital, online content is growing exponentially </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Stuff we produce is used by someone </li></ul><ul><li>Someone else can host our IT, so we can focus </li></ul><ul><li>People and Colleges are sharing their content </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone can participate </li></ul><ul><li>New models are emerging that leverage these trends – and they will be our direct competition </li></ul><ul><li>What are the possibilities? </li></ul><ul><li>What will students expect from our Colleges? </li></ul>
    39. 43. Think Big Crazy Ideas…. <ul><li>We could share all of our instructional digital resources including: courses, textbooks and library resources with the world… and, more important , use global digital materials. </li></ul><ul><li>We could design courses that enable and encourage students to contribute, change, remix course content. </li></ul>
    40. 44. http://blog.oer.sbctc.edu http://blog.elearning.sbctc.edu Dr. Cable Green eLearning Director cgreen@sbctc.edu (360) 704-4334 Special thanks to: David Wiley (BYU) and Richard Baraniuk (Rice)