Open educational resources september 2012

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Presentation for Seattle Community Colleges Faculty Summer Institute September 17, 2012

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  • Through a match from the Gates Foundation and the State Legislature, the Open Course Library initiative was created. The goals of the Open Course Library are to:design and share 81 high enrollment, gatekeeper coursesImprove course completion ratesLower textbook costs for students (<$30)Provide new resources for faculty to use in their coursesFully engage our colleges in the global open educational resources discussion
  • Through a match from the Gates Foundation and the State Legislature, the Open Course Library initiative was created. The goals of the Open Course Library are to:design and share 81 high enrollment, gatekeeper coursesImprove course completion ratesLower textbook costs for students (<$30)Provide new resources for faculty to use in their coursesFully engage our colleges in the global open educational resources discussion
  • Open educational resources september 2012

    1. 1. Open Educational Resources Connie Broughton Director eLearning and Open Education State Board for Community & Technical Colleges Image credit: Marc Wathieu CC BY-NC-SA
    2. 2. The Internet changes everything Anyone can create and deliver almost anything to anyone for almost no cost. Internet + Digital Resources + Open License
    3. 3. September 2007 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.”
    4. 4. Where do we start? Photo credit: loop_oh CC BY-NDhttp://whyopenedmatters.org
    5. 5. 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.  http://www.sbctc.edu/general/a_strategictechplan.aspx
    6. 6. 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 License.  http://www.sbctc.edu/general/admin/Tab_9_Open_ Licensing_Policy.pdf
    7. 7. Textbook Affordability English Composition I 50,000+ enrollments / year x $100 textbook $5+ Million every year
    8. 8. Affordances of OpenOER allows you to:• Reuse• RedistributeAnd sometimes:• Revise• Remix Photo credit: mag3737 CC BY-NC-SA
    9. 9. Watch. Practice.Learn almost anything for free.
    10. 10. The Open Course LibraryFunded: $1.2 million  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation  Washington State Legislature
    11. 11.  Goals of the Open Course Library  Design and share 81 high enrollment, gatekeeper courses  Improve course completion rates  Lower textbook costs for students (<$30)  Provide new resources for faculty to use in their courses  Fully engage our colleges in the global open educational resources discussion.
    12. 12. Open Course Library  Phase 1: 42 courses  http://opencourselibrary.org  http://saylor.org  Phase 2 : 39 courses  Available Spring 2013
    13. 13. The first 42 courses werereleased October 31, 2011 Over 80 media mentions worldwide Over 25,000 visits from 125 countries to http://opencourselibrary.org
    14. 14. Initial Impact In the first year, students will save $1.1 million in textbook costs That’s more than we spent to develop the courses…
    15. 15. Lessons Learned Phase 1 Faculty Concerns:  Many were unfamiliar with ANGEL LMS  No way to compare work between course teams  Too many websites to keep track of Phase 2 Adjustments:  Using Google Docs to collaborate & share as we go  All project information in one Google Site
    16. 16. Next Steps Driving Open Course Library Course Adoptions  Regional conferences and workshops  New faculty trainings Building open sharing into existing teaching workflows and technologies  Next LMS will have “open sharing” feature  Explore open sharing via Tegrity  Working with system librarians to track and promote open content
    17. 17. Finding Open Resources
    18. 18. Great places to find openly licensed images, video, clipart, etc: search.creativecommons.org.
    19. 19. Where can I search specifically forOpen Educational Resources (OER)? • opencourselibrary.org • oercommons.org/oer • Connexions (cnx.org) • saylor.org • oerglue.com/courses
    20. 20. Questions? Please visit: http://whyopenedmatters.org http://creativecommons.org http://bit.ly/openedpledge Connie Broughton cbroughton@sbctc.edu http://opencourselibrary.org

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