David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
Overcoming Barriers to Open
Textbook Adoption
David Ernst, Ph....
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
Open Textbook Catalog
open.umn.edu
135 open textbooks
53,000 v...
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
Into the Weeds
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
LackofUrgency
BARRIER: There is little sense of
urgency
for ch...
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
LackofUrgency
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
LackofUrgency
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
LackofUrgency
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
AwarenessofOpen
BARRIER: Faculty don’t know what
open
textbook...
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
AwarenessofOpen
Free Books
eBooks
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
All Rights
Reserved
Some Rights
Reserved
vs.
AwarenessofOpen
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
Discoverability
BARRIER:Faculty don’t know where to find
open ...
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
Discoverability
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
Quality?
BARRIER:Faculty don’t know the quality of
open textbo...
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
Quality?
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
Quality?
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
Quality?
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
FacultyEngagement
BARRIER: Faculty have limited time to
focus ...
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
FacultyEngagement
$
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
FacultyEngagement
9 paid reviewers ($4,500 total)
7 adoptions ...
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
TechnicalNeeds
BARRIER: Faculty need
technical/editing
support...
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
PayingFaculty
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
PayingFaculty
BARRIER: Administrators resist paying
faculty fo...
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
PayingFaculty
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
PayingFaculty
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
Referatory
BARRIER: Open textbooks compete
with
publishers’ sa...
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
Referatory
BARRIER: Original sources of open
textbooks can dis...
David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota
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    1. 1. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Overcoming Barriers to Open Textbook Adoption David Ernst, Ph.D. CIO, College of Education and Human Development University of Minnesota
    2. 2. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Open Textbook Catalog open.umn.edu 135 open textbooks 53,000 visits 164 countries
    3. 3. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Into the Weeds
    4. 4. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota LackofUrgency BARRIER: There is little sense of urgency for change. NEEDS: Faculty Development
    5. 5. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota LackofUrgency
    6. 6. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota LackofUrgency
    7. 7. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota LackofUrgency
    8. 8. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota AwarenessofOpen BARRIER: Faculty don’t know what open textbooks are. NEEDS: Faculty Development
    9. 9. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota AwarenessofOpen Free Books eBooks
    10. 10. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota All Rights Reserved Some Rights Reserved vs. AwarenessofOpen
    11. 11. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Discoverability BARRIER:Faculty don’t know where to find open textbooks. NEEDS: One central catalog of open textbooks.
    12. 12. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Discoverability
    13. 13. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Quality? BARRIER:Faculty don’t know the quality of open textbooks. NEEDS: Faculty peer review of open textbooks.
    14. 14. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Quality?
    15. 15. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Quality?
    16. 16. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Quality?
    17. 17. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota FacultyEngagement BARRIER: Faculty have limited time to focus on reviewing textbooks. NEEDS: Incentives for faculty to engage in open textbooks.
    18. 18. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota FacultyEngagement $
    19. 19. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota FacultyEngagement 9 paid reviewers ($4,500 total) 7 adoptions + 4 peer adoptions = 11 total adoptions ~$100,000 in potential student savings + 9 textbook reviews for the catalog
    20. 20. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota TechnicalNeeds BARRIER: Faculty need technical/editing support NEEDS: Infrastructure and services to support editing/authoring.
    21. 21. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota PayingFaculty
    22. 22. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota PayingFaculty BARRIER: Administrators resist paying faculty for “faculty-like work.” NEEDS: A way to pay faculty for reviews without paying faculty for reviews.
    23. 23. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota PayingFaculty
    24. 24. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota PayingFaculty
    25. 25. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Referatory BARRIER: Open textbooks compete with publishers’ sales force. NEEDS: A toolkit to educate a “local sales force” to help drive local adoptions.
    26. 26. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Referatory BARRIER: Original sources of open textbooks can disappear. NEEDS: A repository.
    27. 27. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota ??? BARRIER: ???
    28. 28. David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota open.umn.edu dernst@umn.edu David Ernst

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