Washington State Board for Communityand Technical Colleges OPEN Kick-off May 30, 2012
Title HereWA SBCTC OPEN staff• Connie Broughton firstname.lastname@example.org• Tom Caswell email@example.com• Scott Dennis firstname.lastname@example.org
Title HereWashington 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 hybrid
Title HereStrategic 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.• http://www.sbctc.edu/general/a_strategictechplan.aspx
Title HereSBCTC Open Course LibraryFunded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and WA State Legislature• Open content for the 81 most common courses so students pay $30 or less for textbooks• Both the content and the processes are OPEN Credit: Timothy Valentine & Leo Reynolds CC-BY-NC-SA http://opencourselibrary.org
Course Library Title Here Open Course Library Timeline • Phase 1: 42 courses – Available October 31, 2011 at http://opencourselibrary.org • Phase 2 : 39 courses – Available Spring 2013
Title HereOCL 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 management system Phase 2: Building content in Google Docs – Can collaborate during development – Easy to share and search – Separate content from delivery
Title HereChanging 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
Title HereWhy OPEN?What is your competitive edge?And what do you want to gain from it?
Title HereWhy OPEN? English Composition I 50,000+ enrollments / year x $100 textbook $5 Million every year
Title HereWhy OPEN?• 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 Title Here Cape Town Open Education Declaration “…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 Title Here 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 License. – http://www.sbctc.edu/general/admin/Tab_9_Open _Licensing_Policy.pdf
Title HereSupport 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
Title HereOpen Policy• What is your college policy?• What is your consortium policy?http://wiki.creativecommons.org/OER_Policy_Registry
Title HereFind OPEN Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free.
Title HereBuild OPEN• What tools are best?• Are you sharing curriculum, content or delivery?• Are you using a learning management system? What does that enable or prevent?• How can you collaborate in your consortium?
Title Here Share OPEN• 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 updated?
Title HereSBCTC Materialshttps://sites.google.com/a/sbctc.edu/oer/