Source: Apple Just Ended the Era of Paid Operating Systems (Wired)
(free of charge)
(freedom of use)
"...is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Worldwide Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge."
—The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation 12
Increase in textbook prices and college tuition (GAO)
Demand for degrees
McCoy, D., Schiller, S. R., Frank, E., & Schiller, S. (2011, April 4). Textbook Affordability: Emerging Solutions in Ohio. Webinar, . Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/Resources/TextbookAffordabilityEmergingS/226560
Adopting an open textbook
•Andrea Everard, Associate Professor
•Accounting & MIS
•MISY427 Information Technology Applications in Management -Fall 2011
•Link to blog post and video testimonial
Costs associated with potential textbooks for MISY427
State of Washington
The Open Course Library has saved students $5.5 million in textbook coststo date, including $2.9 million during the 2012-2013 academic year alone.”
Tidewater Community College
“For students who pursue the new “textbook-free” degree, the total cost for required textbooks will be zero. Instead, the program will use high quality open textbooks and other open educational resources, known as OER, which are freely accessible, openly licensed materials useful for teaching, learning, assessment and research. It is estimated that a TCC student who completes the degree through the textbook-free initiative might save one-third on the cost of college.”
Open textbooks in K12
•State of Utah pilot provides a printed copy for $5 per student.
•Replaces a 7 year cycle.
•Fresh content every year, students keep the book.
•Open textbook calculator:
David Wiley, http://www.slideshare.net/opencontent/the-5-texbook
The OER spectrum
"Wisdom of the crowd"
What makes a resource open?
•David Wiley's 4Rs:
•Reuse: the right to reuse the content in its unaltered/verbatim form (e.g., make a backup copy of the content)
•Revise: the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language)
•Remix: the right to combine the original or revised content with other content to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup)
•Redistribute: the right to share copies of the original content, the revisions, or the remixes with others (e.g., give a copy of the content to a friend)
Explore a MOOC catalog
Found something interesting?
•How would you incorporate a MOOC in your everyday life?
•Personally (as a hobby)
•Educationally (to support your coursework as a student)
•Professionally (to support your lifelong learning as a professional)
•For teaching (to support your students)
The value of MOOCs
•San Jose State U. Puts MOOC Project on Hold
•Prior learning assessment:
•Western Governors University
•Mozilla open badges