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Act Globally, Think Openly - ITC eLearning 2012


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This was a presentation given by James Glapa-Grossklag, Una Daly, and John Makevich at the ITC eLearning Conference in Long Beach, CA (February 2012)

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Act Globally, Think Openly - ITC eLearning 2012

  1. 1. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses. Think Globally, Act Openly: Multiple Approaches to Open Educational ResourcesJames Glapa- Grossklag and John Makevich, College of the Canyons, Una Daly, Open CourseWare Consortium E-Learning Long Beach, February 20, 2012
  2. 2. Session Overview Introduction to Open Educational ResourcesWhat are they?What are the motivations to use OER?Who is engaging in OER? Examples of OER projects in community collegesCreating OER PlaylistsCollege Open Textbooks Getting involved in the Open Education movement
  3. 3. Many Flavors of Open• Open Educational Resources aka OER• OpenCourseWare aka OCW• Open Textbooks• Open Acces Journals• Open Source (Code)
  4. 4. OER DefinedDigitized materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2007
  5. 5. Why Practice Openness?Institutional Mission“The mission of MIT is to advance knowledgeand …. The Institute is committed togenerating, disseminating, and preservingknowledge ….”
  6. 6. The Community College Mission
  7. 7. Why Practice Openness?• Reduce student costs• Collaborate across disciplines• Improve learning• Leverage taxpayer investments in education• Scale education
  8. 8. Who is engaged in OER?P2PU
  9. 9. Who is funding OER?
  10. 10. Community College OER Project
  11. 11. OER Playlists at College of the Canyons• We gratefully acknowledge the support of a U.S. Department of Education FIPSE (Fund for Improvement of Post Secondary Education) Special Focus grant
  12. 12. Why?Consider this example: – Student spends $200 on a textbook for a course and $30 on a textbook supplement • SUBTOTAL = $230 – Course • 3 units • Current cost per unit = $36 • Cost of course itself = $108 – In this scenario, the textbook and supplement represent more than half of the overall cost of the course!
  13. 13. Our Projects’ Goals• Accepting that the textbook provides structure and content1. Focus on creation of supplemental materials and rental of existing texts2. Develop playlists of academic content to either supplement or replace textbooks3. Prepare some potential models of content delivery to be prepared for the post-textbook era
  14. 14. Adaptation?Flickr, AdamL212
  15. 15. What is a playlist? Introductory text, Website with Transition textlearning outcomes, text/articlesunit objectives, etc.Another website article/text Transition text Media
  16. 16. Why consider playlists?• Open content is already out there• Could playlist development be an easier process to sustain than textbook development? – A fusion of both playlist and open textbook approaches?• Fundamentals of the technique are familiar – Faculty are accustomed to assembling existing content already (think learning units in a course management system) – We aim to make it a more formal process
  17. 17. Community College Open TextbookOnline Community
  18. 18. College Open Textbooks• Empower Faculty to – Find – Select – Adopt – ShareHigh quality, accessible open textbooks Funded by William & Flora Hewlett Foundation 18
  19. 19. An open textbook is… • Modifiable by the instructor – Digital, Modular – Creative Commons • Low cost to the students – Free online – Printable for free or low cost paper bound copies ($10-$60)Labeled for reuse by MrKCoolsPhotostream
  20. 20. Collaborative Model• Online Community of Practice – 1100 members• Train-the-trainer Program• 750+ Open Textbook Catalog – Peer Reviews – Accessibility Reviews• Open Textbook Adopter communities
  21. 21. Sustainability Adopter Communities• Small Grants• Increase Adoptions• Encourage Reuse – Ancillaries• Collaboration – Faculty and students• Collect Best Practices & Replicate
  22. 22. Eight Adopter CommunitiesCommunity Faculty Student Institutions sChemistry 4 190 Community College and UniversityEducational 4 100 2 Universities and a CollegePsych.American Govt. 4 1000 State UniversityBusiness 5 180+ Community CollegeComm.Physics 2 120+ 6 Community CollegesAlgebra 4 -> 40 1500 Community CollegeWater 2 80+ 6 Community Colleges in Consortium,Management Water DistrictsIndigenous 2 160 Community CollegePeople’s ReaderTOTALS: 27 3200+ 4 Universities & 17 Colleges
  23. 23. Community CollegeConsortium for OER Open Courseware Consortium
  24. 24. Give Community College Voice • Dr. Martha Kanter, founder – Foothill-De Anza College District, 2007 • Open Courseware merger 2011 Funded by William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
  25. 25. Why Join the CCCOER-OCW?• Information: Stay in the loop on issues in open education.• Collaboration: Participate in community, attend webinars, join the advisory board.• Collective Visibility: Gain global exposure through OCWC’s website and shared media exposure.• Direction: Provide direct input to OCWC’s focus on community colleges.
  26. 26. CCCOER Priorities 2012• Grow the Community• Educational Outreach• Online Resources for Faculty –• Conferences & Meet-ups• Research & Grant Opportunities• Partnerships for Sustainability
  27. 27. Help Us Grow CCCOER-OCW
  28. 28. Monthly Education WebinarsMonth TopicJanuary 31 Open Math Home Assessment SystemsFebruary 28 Writing Commons: Open Textbook CommunityMarch Fostering OER-friendly policies at your collegeApril Finding and Selecting high-quality OERMay Open Course Library : Public SpeakingJune Peer and Accessibility Reviews of OER
  29. 29. Open Education Week openeducationweek.orgMarch 5-10, 2012• Live webinars – worldwide• Pre-recorded short videos (captions)• Innovations 2012 Reception – Cathy Casserly, CEO Creative Commons Open Courseware Consortium
  30. 30. Sustainability of Open Policy• Education is about sharing – Maximize the investments we are already making on learning resources• Sharing provides benefits back – Improvements, new partners, translations, opportunities … From Creative Commons Store
  31. 31. Invites you to Open Education Policy with Cable GreenDirector of Global Learning Creative Commons Tuesday, February 21 7:30-8:30 am Long Beach Westin Grill “no-host breakfast”
  32. 32. Contact informationJames Glapa-Grossklag, DeanEducational Technology, Learning Resources, & Distance LearningCollege of the CanyonsJames.glapa-grossklag@canyons.eduJohn MakevichDirector, Distance and Accelerated LearningCollege of the Canyonsjohn.makevich@canyons.eduUna DalyCommunity College Outreach ManagerOpenCourseWare
  33. 33. Community CollegeConsortium forOpen Educational Resources(CCCOER) Una Daly Community College Outreach Manager OpenCourseWare Consortium James Glapa-Grossklag College of the Canyons President, CCCOER Advisory Board