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Open textbook workshop for faculty at Virginia Tech - 2/27/2015.

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Virginia tech master sans video

  1. 1. Open Textbooks Access, Affordability, and Academic Success David Ernst, PhD University of Minnesota
  2. 2. –United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights “…higher education shall be equally accessible to all…”
  3. 3. The cost barrier kept 2.4 million low and moderate-income college-qualified high school graduates from completing college in the previous decade. The Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED529499.pdf
  4. 4. $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000 $7,000 $8,000 $9,000 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 US Higher Education Funding - $/FTE State Funding Tuition Revenue http://www.sheeo.org
  5. 5. http://www.sheeo.org
  6. 6. 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 Hours@MinimumWage Year Affording Annual Tuition at the University of Minnesota
  7. 7. The average borrower owes more than $29,400 in student loans (class of 2012). Institute for College Access and Success http://projectonstudentdebt.org/files/pub/Student_Debt_and_the_Class_of_2012_NR.pdf
  8. 8. $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,000 $1,100 $1,200 $1,300 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 $Billions US Debt Consumer Revolving Credit Student Loan Debt Federal Reserve http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g19/Current/
  9. 9. What can we do? Tuition and Fees Room and Board Books and Supplies Personal Expenses Transportation
  10. 10. What can we do? Tuition and Fees Room and Board Books and Supplies Personal Expenses Transportation
  11. 11. 0% 100% 200% 300% 400% 500% 600% 700% 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 %Increase Increase in Textbook Prices Textbooks CPI Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/cpi/
  12. 12. The average student can expect to pay $1,200 on textbooks and course materials in 2014-15. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/college-costs/quick-guide-college-costs Virginia Tech = $1,130 (2014-15) $1,280 for Vet Med http://www.finaid.vt.edu/coa/cost-of-attendance14-15.html
  13. 13. What do you think about the cost of textbooks?
  14. 14. What do you think about the cost of textbooks?
  15. 15. The Academic Impact Purchase an older edition of the textbook Delay purchasing the textbook Never purchase the textbook
  16. 16. –U of MN Student "I figured French hadn't changed that much.”
  17. 17. 59% of students report that they have had to wait for their financial aid check to purchase textbooks. Unpublished Minnesota State University Student Association survey
  18. 18. Have you ever delayed purchasing a textbook because of cost?
  19. 19. Have you ever delayed purchasing a textbook because of cost?
  20. 20. 7/10 students surveyed hadn’t bought a required textbook due to cost. http://www.slideshare.net/txtbks/open-education-and-solving-the-textbook-cost-crisis
  21. 21. 63.6% Not purchase the required textbook 49.2% Take fewer courses 45.1% Not register for a specific course 33.9% Earn a poor grade 26.7% Drop a course 17.0% Fail a course In your academic career, has the cost of required textbooks caused you to: http://www.openaccesstextbooks.org/pdf/2012_Florida_Student_Textbook_Survey.pdf
  22. 22. Another model…
  23. 23. Where does the funding come from? Universities (SUNY, Purdue, Oregon State) Foundations (Hewlett Foundation) Governments (California, British Columbia) Professional Organizations (CALI)
  24. 24. All Rights Reserved Some Rights Reserved
  25. 25. Plus…
  26. 26. With Creative Commons licenses, you are free to… Copy Mix Share Keep Edit Use
  27. 27. Open Textbooks
  28. 28. open.umn.edu
  29. 29. Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (Consortium of 200+ Law Schools) 20+ books
  30. 30. Introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics 1272 pages Available in PDF ePub Print Web Bookshare (accessible) Instructor solution manual Powerpoint slides
  31. 31. Open Textbook Reviews
  32. 32. Content improvements Instructional improvements
  33. 33. 63.6% Not purchase the required textbook 49.2% Take fewer courses 45.1% Not register for a specific course 33.9% Earn a poor grade 26.7% Drop a course 17.0% Fail a course In your academic career, has the cost of required textbooks caused you to: http://www.openaccesstextbooks.org/pdf/2012_Florida_Student_Textbook_Survey.pdf
  34. 34. Z-Degree Tidewater Community College - Norfolk, Virginia Fall 2013 21 zero textbook cost “Z-courses” = Z-degree (associate of science degree in business administration)
  35. 35. Z-Degree Drop and withdrawal rates Access to all course materials from the first day of class. C or better grade Cost (25% - $3679)
  36. 36. What can we do? Take a look! Write a review! Adopt if a book meets the needs of you and your students Raise awareness - talk with colleagues in your program and department
  37. 37. Writing a Review Is there is a textbook in the Open Textbook Library that fits your class and/or expertise? Compensation for: 1. attending this workshop, and 2. reviewing a textbook in the Open Textbook Library
  38. 38. Writing a Review 1. You will receive an email with a link to the online review form. 2. Complete a concise review by April 12, 2015. 3. The review will be posted on the Open Textbook Library under an open license. 4. Compensation will be paid.
  39. 39. open.umn.edu David Ernst dernst@umn.edu

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