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INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT
EXPERIENCES WITH OPEN TEXTBOOKS,
FROM THE CALIFORNIA OPEN ONLINE
LIBRARY FOR EDUCATION (COOL4ED)
Ch...
California Community Colleges
California State University
University of California
3
http://coolfored.org/
Research Questions
• Faculty motivations for adopting OT or other OER
• Cost savings for students
• Student perceptions/at...
Methods
Data
collection
51 Faculty ePortfolios
• About the (1) book, (2) course,
(3) open textbook adoption,
and (4) facul...
Findings: RQ1
5
Note: N=51
80%
44%
24%
20%
COST SAVING CONTENT REPURPOSING ACCESSIBILITY
MOTIVATING FACTORS
Findings: RQ2
• Typical costs for new textbooks
reported by faculty: $50 to over
$275 per book, average $140
• 32 faculty ...
Findings: RQ3
Note: N=40
97%
43%
40%
0%
15%
0%
COST SAVING CONTENT ACCESSIBILITY
STUDENTS ATTITUDE
Positive Attitude Negat...
Findings: RQ4
Note: N=51
39%
16%
0
45%
16%
12%
0
72%
YES, IMPROVED STAYED THE SAME DECLINED NOT
ASSESSED/UNSURE
LEARNING &...
Findings: RQ5
Note: N=51
9
61%
86%
14%
39%
14%
86%
COLLABORATED MORE
WITH OTHER FACULTY?
USED WIDER RANGE OF
MATERIALS?
DR...
Some conclusions
• Cost savings: most prominent concern for faculty (80%)
& students (93% of those that reported student v...
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Instructor & Student Experiences with Open Textbooks, from the California Open Online Library for Education

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A short presentation about research we conducted looking at faculty reports of their and students' experiences with using open textbooks in college and university courses. This research was funded by an OER Research Fellowship from the Open Education Group, which received funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This presentation was part of a larger group presentation by OER Research Fellows at the Open Education Conference in Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 2-4, 2016. These slides are only from the short presentation given by Christina Hendricks and Ozgur Ozdemir in that larger group presentation.

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Instructor & Student Experiences with Open Textbooks, from the California Open Online Library for Education

  1. 1. INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT EXPERIENCES WITH OPEN TEXTBOOKS, FROM THE CALIFORNIA OPEN ONLINE LIBRARY FOR EDUCATION (COOL4ED) Christina Hendricks – University of British Columbia-Vancouver Ozgur Ozdemir – Indiana University Open Education Conference, Nov. 2016 1
  2. 2. California Community Colleges California State University University of California 3 http://coolfored.org/
  3. 3. Research Questions • Faculty motivations for adopting OT or other OER • Cost savings for students • Student perceptions/attitudes (as reported by faculty) • Impact on student learning and retention • Other benefits and drawbacks 3
  4. 4. Methods Data collection 51 Faculty ePortfolios • About the (1) book, (2) course, (3) open textbook adoption, and (4) faculty bio • 30 Postsecondary Institutions • 7 Disciplinary Areas Data analysis Content Analysis • Open Coding 4
  5. 5. Findings: RQ1 5 Note: N=51 80% 44% 24% 20% COST SAVING CONTENT REPURPOSING ACCESSIBILITY MOTIVATING FACTORS
  6. 6. Findings: RQ2 • Typical costs for new textbooks reported by faculty: $50 to over $275 per book, average $140 • 32 faculty members reported how many students teach/year • Estimated total cost savings: $706,740 per year, for 5733 students ($123/student) 6 #textbookbrokebc image, by UBC undergraduate student society
  7. 7. Findings: RQ3 Note: N=40 97% 43% 40% 0% 15% 0% COST SAVING CONTENT ACCESSIBILITY STUDENTS ATTITUDE Positive Attitude Negative Attitude 7
  8. 8. Findings: RQ4 Note: N=51 39% 16% 0 45% 16% 12% 0 72% YES, IMPROVED STAYED THE SAME DECLINED NOT ASSESSED/UNSURE LEARNING & RETENTION Student Learning Improved? Student Retention Improved? 8
  9. 9. Findings: RQ5 Note: N=51 9 61% 86% 14% 39% 14% 86% COLLABORATED MORE WITH OTHER FACULTY? USED WIDER RANGE OF MATERIALS? DRAWBACKS OF USING OER? OTHER BENEFITS OR FRAWBACKS Yes No
  10. 10. Some conclusions • Cost savings: most prominent concern for faculty (80%) & students (93% of those that reported student views) • Content: only 4% of portfolios showed negative views by faculty, 12% by students • Adaptability: noted as important on 40% of portfolios 10

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