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Creating Open Educational Resource (OER) Content Playlists as Textbook Alternatives


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This presentation was given at eLearning 2010 in Fort Worth, TX. The focus is to discuss how existing educational material, supplemented with newly created material, can be organized into a cohesive "object" that might one day be able to replace the traditional textbook, and can already supplement it.

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Creating Open Educational Resource (OER) Content Playlists as Textbook Alternatives

  1. 1. Open Educational Resource (OER) Content Playlists<br />Creating<br />as Textbook Alternatives<br />John Makevich<br />Instructional Design Coordinator<br />College of the Canyons<br />Santa Clarita, CA<br />
  2. 2. Our Support<br />Work is supported by a U.S. DOE FIPSE (Fund for Improvement of Post Secondary Education) Special Focus grant<br />2 year grant, $298000<br />
  3. 3. Today’s Textbook<br />Is<br />Made<br />Of <br />Paper…Lot’s ofPaper.<br />Flickr, borman818<br />
  4. 4. Our Goals<br />Given: Textbook provides structure and content<br />Focus on creation of supplemental materials and rental of existing texts<br />Develop playlists of academic content to either supplement or replace textbooks<br />Prepare an infrastructure to be prepared for the post-textbook era, if it arises<br />
  5. 5. Spinning<br />To<br />Obscurity?<br />Flickr, grytr<br />
  6. 6. So, what is a playlist?<br />Media(captioned)<br />Website with text/articles<br />Introduction text, learning objectives and outcomes, etc.<br />Another website article/text<br />Transition text<br />
  7. 7. The Basic Idea is…<br />The stuff is already out there…let’s use it!<br />May be more sustainable than the process of developing fully open textbooks<br />Could a fusion of both techniques represents the future of content delivery?<br />Fundamentals of the technique are familiar<br />Faculty are accustomed to assembling existing content already.<br />This just makes it a more formal and packaged process.<br />
  8. 8. Where we are in the process…<br />Grant started in October 2010, major work beginning in late November 2010.<br />Actively working with faculty on content module production (media, text, etc.)<br />Will begin playlist work this semester.<br />How would we build one.............?<br />
  9. 9. Questions? Contact:<br />John MakevichInstructional Design CoordinatorAdjunct Online Faculty of Earth SciencesCollege of the CanyonsSanta Clarita, CA(661)<br />