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Washington State Board for Community
and Technical Colleges
May 30, 2012
WA SBCTC OPEN staff
• Connie Broughton email@example.com
• Tom Caswell firstname.lastname@example.org
• Scott Dennis email@example.com
Washington System Highlights
• 34 community and technical colleges in Washington
• In 2010-11
– 161,000 FTEs
– 330,000 headcount
– 96,600 students who took an online class
– 34,000 students who took a hybrid class
– 37 percent of all graduates earn 15 or more credits online or
Strategic Technology Plan
• Strategy I:
Create a single, system-wide suite of online
teaching and learning tools that provides all
Washington students with easy access to
“anywhere, anytime” learning.
SBCTC Open Course Library
Funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and WA State Legislature
• Open content for the 81 most common
courses so students pay $30 or less for
• Both the content and the processes are
Credit: Timothy Valentine & Leo Reynolds CC-BY-NC-SA
Open Course Library Timeline
• Phase 1: 42 courses
– Available October 31, 2011 at
• Phase 2 : 39 courses
– Available Spring 2013
OCL Lessons Learned
Phase 1: Using a learning management system
was a barrier
– No way to compare work between course teams
– Hard to search for content items
– Must import content into another learning
Phase 2: Building content in Google Docs
– Can collaborate during development
– Easy to share and search
– Separate content from delivery
Changing to Canvas
• ANGEL discontinued so formal process for
new learning management system
• WAOL ANGEL moving to Canvas starting
July 1, 2012
• ANGEL disappears June 2014
• Negotiating contract that can be used by
any Washington higher ed institution
What is your competitive edge?
And what do you want to gain from it?
English Composition I
50,000+ enrollments / year
x $100 textbook
$5 Million every year
• The average community college student
pays over $1000 per year for textbooks.
• If open content isn’t exactly what you want
or need, you can change it.
• September 2007
Cape Town Open Education
“…we have an opportunity to dramatically
improve the lives of hundreds of millions
of people around the world through freely
available, high-quality, locally relevant
educational and learning opportunities.”
• June 2010
SBCTC Open Policy
All digital software, educational resources and
knowledge produced through competitive grants,
offered through and/or managed by the SBCTC,
will carry a Creative Commons Attribution
Support to TAACCCT grantees
• For college leadership and trustees
– How to create and support open and performance-
based funding policies
– How to encourage adoption of open content
• For faculty and staff
– How to find and create open content
– How to support and manage open content
• What is your college policy?
• What is your consortium policy?
anything for free.
• What tools are best?
• Are you sharing curriculum, content or
• Are you using a learning management
system? What does that enable or prevent?
• How can you collaborate in your
• Where to keep your open content?
• Who manages your open content?
• How do you make sure you are not
violating someone’s copyright?
• How do you keep your open content