Kaleidoscope: Institutional Adoption of OER

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  • Kaleidoscope: Institutional Adoption of OER

    1. 1. OpenEd 2012 Kim Thanos, kim@lumenlearning.com Charles Snare, Chadron State CollegeAmber Gilewski, Tompkins Cortland Community College Howard Miller, Mercy College Ronda Neugebauer, Chadron State College
    2. 2. Adoption vs. Production At-risk Students Sustainability Collaboration Community
    3. 3. Funded by a Next Generation Learning Challenges grant
    4. 4. Kaleidoscope Partner Experts
    5. 5. Project Goals Eliminate textbook costs as an obstacle to student success Improve course design to increase student learning and success  Course designs using OER exclusively  Assessment-driven enhancement  Focus on at-risk students’ unique learning needs Create a collaborative community to share learning and investment
    6. 6. Engagement Process  Define priorities and strategies Institution  Identify resources and limitationsAcademic Leaders  Provide support and assistance Discipline  Create course designs  Share teaching practices Faculty Teams  Improve learning results  Guide implementation Project Team  Complete analysis and evaluation  Facilitate communication and change
    7. 7. Course Design Process1. Define student learning outcomes2. Create summative assessments Kaleidoscope3. Identify core open resources course4. Create formative assessments design5. Identify supplemental open resources6. Deliver courses7. Evaluate and improve Not • Define delivery approach • Standardize teaching & learning
    8. 8. Approach to Open ResourcesApproach Course Designs ResultsUse a complete open text Business Fundamentals + 4% Chemistry NA Geography - 8% Psychology + 7%Consolidate diverse resources Biology + 3% English Composition + 21% Developmental Writing - 4%Use an integrated open Developmental Math + 28%toolset/content Developmental Reading + 41%
    9. 9. Academic Year 2012 Impact Enrolled Students Sections InstructorsFall 2011 Total Impact 4,242 137 67 Controlled Pilot 1,565 46 29Spring 2012 Total Impact 5,069 145 83 Controlled Pilot 2,601 75 47AY 2011-2012 Total Impact 9,057 382 150 Controlled Pilot 4,340 131 76Expected/Required 4,000
    10. 10. Student Success Results English Composition Developmental WritingDevelopmental Reading Psychology Intermediate Algebra Beginning Algebra Geography BiologyBusiness ManagementBusiness Fundamentals 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Kaleidoscope Historical Success
    11. 11. Faculty Experience  100% will use open educational resources again  100% found the quality of the texts to be equal  100% continued in Kaleidoscope project“This project is the most rewarding professional experience I have ever had.”“This is an issue of social justice. How, in good conscience, can we not contribute to this movement?”“Kaleidoscope has changed my teaching, my perspective and my life.” Source: Bliss, Hilton, Wiley, Thanos (2012)
    12. 12. Student ratings of quality of open texts Number of Students Worse quality 3% Same quality 56% Better quality 41% 0 20 40 60 80 “It was very concise and aligned with exactly what we were working on in the class.” “Having the textbook catered to us by our teacher was perfect.” Source: Bliss, Hilton, Wiley, Thanos (2012)
    13. 13. Student preference for Kaleidoscope courses Number of Students No preference 13% Prefer traditional 13% Prefer Kscope 73% 0 20 40 60 80 100 “I enjoy having online texts provided for me because Im poor. I spend the money I have left after rent on school, so having free online texts provided for me benefits me very much.” “GREAT WAY TO DO ONLINE CLASSES!!!!” Hilton, Wiley, Thanos (2012) Source: Bliss,
    14. 14. Complete a Funded Pilot Grant-funded support for one academic term:  Planning and strategic alignment services  Faculty training and support  Program evaluation services  Small honorariumParticipate in New Development  Create course designs with cross-institutional team  Improve assessment approach
    15. 15. Contactkim@lumenlearning.com

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