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Open Educational Resrouces

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Open Educational Resrouces

  1. 1. Open TextbooksThe Affordable Flexible Alternative<br />A way to significantly reduce student textbook costs while enabling you the flexibility to reformat and customize your course material.<br />
  2. 2. Our students are changing…<br />Our students are changing…<br />So why shouldn’t textbooks change?<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Higher Prices<br />Just<br />$238.95<br />
  4. 4. Costly Bundles<br />Biology, 8e<br />with CengageNOW, Personal Tutor with SMARTHINKING, InfoTrac 2-Semester Printed Access Card<br />$213.95<br />
  5. 5. New Editions<br />used 5th<br />$14.94-$81.78<br />6th edition<br />$213.95<br />
  6. 6. How much do you think a typical student spends on textbooks in a year?<br />$900<br />
  7. 7. Impact on Students<br /><ul><li>Acquire additional debt
  8. 8. Choose not to purchase textbooks
  9. 9. Take fewer classes
  10. 10. Select classes based on textbook costs</li></li></ul><li>Textbooks<br />186%<br />prices are rising2xinflation<br />Inflation<br />72%<br />Source: GAO<br />
  11. 11. A Solution<br />Open Textbooks<br />
  12. 12. Open Textbooks<br />Are Just Like Any Other Textbook<br />Table of contents<br />Written by experts<br />Reviewed and edited<br />Increasingly available in diverse disciplines <br />
  13. 13. Introduction to Economic Analysis<br />R. Preston McAfee, Caltech<br />ISBN: 160049000X<br />Used at:<br />Harvard, NYU, Cal Poly, UC-Santa Barbara, Caltech, Oregon State, Claremont McKenna….<br />www.introecon.com<br />Online: Free<br />PDF/Word: Free<br />Hard copy: $15.20<br />
  14. 14. Collaborative Statistics<br />Barbara Illowsky & Susan Dean<br />ISBN: 9780978745973<br />Online: Free<br />PDF/Word: Free<br />Hard copy: $31.98<br />For more information:<br />www.collegeopentextbooks.org<br />
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  16. 16. Five Myths about Open Textbooks<br />Open Textbooks and eBooks are the same.<br />Creators never receive monetary compensation for open textbooks.<br />All open textbooks are crowd-sourced, i.e., created by anonymous amateurs.<br />Derivatives damage the author’s reputation.<br />Open textbooks are low quality or out-of-date with expired copyrights.<br />14<br />
  17. 17. For students…<br />Open Textbooks = Options<br />Free/low cost access online<br />Free/low cost access offline (PDF)<br />Print out part or all<br />Purchase a hard copy<br />
  18. 18. For instructors…<br />The Same or Better<br />All students have access<br />Customize as desired<br />New editions optional<br />
  19. 19. Online View<br />Download and print<br />Online version<br />Buy hard copy<br />
  20. 20. Sample Chapter<br />Click here to print out<br />Navigate table of contents<br />Key term links to definition<br />
  21. 21. Open Textbooks<br />Where They Come From<br />Individual authors<br />Institutions & Foundations<br />Publishing Companies<br />
  22. 22. Open Textbooks & E-texts: What’s the Difference?<br />E-texts (publisher online textbooks):<br />have restrictive licenses (e.g. no modifications) <br />are only accessible for a limited time period<br />usually have restrictions on the amount of material students can print out<br />Open Textbooks:<br />Can be viewed/read for no cost online<br />Are permanently available in a repository or as a download<br />Can be printed for a low cost<br />Can usually be modified / customized<br />
  23. 23. Repository <br />Resources<br /><ul><li>http://collegeopentextbooks.org/thetextbooks/textbooksbysubject.html
  24. 24. http://www.flatworldstudents.com/books
  25. 25. http://globaltext.terry.uga.edu./home
  26. 26. http://cnx.org/content/col11227/latest/
  27. 27. http://edtechpost.wikispaces.com/OER+Dynamic+Search+Engine</li></li></ul><li>Three Steps to Adopt an Open Textbook<br /> Discover<br /> Select<br /> Adopt and Use<br />San Miguel stairs creative commons licensed by larry&flo 2007<br />22<br />22<br />
  28. 28. Step 1: Discover<br />You will not get this…<br />Outdated <br />and <br />Poor Quality<br />Textbook<br />23<br />
  29. 29. If you start here.<br />Full review available with comments and ratings for each chapter<br />24<br />
  30. 30. Discover open textbooks this way…<br />25<br />
  31. 31. Other Digital Repositories<br />
  32. 32. Step 2: Select <br /><ul><li>Develop selection criteria
  33. 33. Your discipline may already have selection criteria
  34. 34. How do these criteria differ from those created for printed textbooks?
  35. 35. Use standardized criteria
  36. 36. Based on discipline requirements and best practices
  37. 37. Modify existing criteria
  38. 38. For modules, e-books, and other formats
  39. 39. Use available reviews</li></li></ul><li>Step 3: Adopt and Use<br />Choose the parts of the textbook that fit<br />Modify as desired to match your teaching style<br />Announce to the stakeholders<br />Photo by Don Clark<br />28<br />28<br />
  40. 40. Don’t forget other Stakeholders<br />Department Chair, Dean, or other group that approves textbook adoptions<br />Colleagues<br />Bookstore<br />eLearning<br />Adjuncts<br />Students<br />29<br />29<br />
  41. 41. Use the Textbook<br />Use for reading and homework only<br />Use in classroom<br />Limits media options<br />Use in Course Management System<br />Remediation<br />Lifelong learning<br />30<br />30<br />

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