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OER, Open Textbooks & Moodle


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Virtual session done for the Lambda Moodle Users Community. Chad Leaman from Lambda did the last half of the presentation which was a live demo of how to import an ePub book into Moodle.

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OER, Open Textbooks & Moodle

  1. 1. Clint Lalonde & Chad LeamanMoodle Users GroupJune 19, 2013Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licenseImage: Into the Great Wide Open by Maarten van Maanen used under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license
  2. 2. Why OPEN?Photo: Fina Underwater by Dave Foster used under Creative Commons license
  3. 3. Open (free) Culture“social movement that promotes the freedom to distributeand modify creative works in the form of free content byusing the Internet and other forms of media.Free Culture Movement Wikipedia
  4. 4. “citizens have theright to access thedocuments andproceedings of thegovernment to allowfor effective publicoversight”Open Government
  5. 5. Open Data
  6. 6. Open Access Publishing“As a society, we are paying for science,and then we’re paying to read about it.”
  7. 7. Open as Business Model
  8. 8. Day of the MOOC by Michael Branson Smith used under Creative Commons license
  9. 9. cMOOCOpen Access/RegistrationOpen Educational ResourcesOpen platforms (the web)Connectivist/Social ConstructivistLearning CommunityInstructor as active participantxMOOCOpen Access/RegistrationProprietary resourcesClosed platform (LMS)Instructivist pedagogyAutonomous (peer grading)Instructor as expert (Sage on Stage)
  10. 10. Open Source Software
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  12. 12. UNESCO“Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type ofeducational materials that are in the public domain orintroduced with an open license. The nature of these openmaterials means that anyone can legally and freelycopy, use, adapt and re-share them.”
  13. 13. • Educational resources (text, images,simulations, multimedia, textbooks)• Accessible by anyone (usually via internet)• Free• Can be modified & adapted by othereducators
  14. 14. Information Overload by SparkCBC used under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license
  15. 15. Cost to Copy (for a 250 page book)• Copy by hand: $1,000• Copy by print on demand: $4.50• Copy by computer: $0.00084David Wiley, Beyond the Textbook
  16. 16. Cost to Distribute (for a 250 page book)• Distribute by mail: $5.20• Distribute by internet: $0.00072David Wiley, Beyond the Textbook
  17. 17. Image from Copyright in Education & Internet in South African Law under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 South Africa license
  18. 18. Visual notes of John Yap announcement, Giulia Forsythe under Creative Commons attribution share-alike license40 free and opentextbooks available forthe highest enrolled 1st &2nd year post-secondarysubjects in BC.Multiple formats(PDF, ePub, HTML, Printon Demand)
  19. 19. • To increase access to higher education by reducing student costs• To enable faculty more control over their instructional resources• To move the open agenda forward in a meaningful, measurable wayImages from CC-BY and CC-BYWhy are we doing this project?
  20. 20. Source: OpenStax College 2012160 school adoptions$2.3 million savings
  21. 21. Image:Don’treinventitbyAndreaHernendezusedunderCC-NC-SAlicense
  22. 22. Phase One: Call for reviews of existingopen textbooksNowPhase Two: Call for adaptationsDate: Sept 2013Phase Three: Call for creationDate: Jan 2014
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  24. 24. Integrating an ePub into a Moodle course