Free and Open Educational Resources for Online Education

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  • Community colleges are the main sector in public Higher Education that is showing strong growth trends. Here are some interesting statistics from Carnegie Classification:1. Awards bachelor's degrees, but they represent less than 10% of degrees = 109 (2005)  162 (2010)+49% 2. Bachelor's degrees are at least 10% of degrees awarded, but less than half = 120 (2005)  147 (2010) +23%
  • Community colleges are the main sector in public Higher Education that is showing strong growth trends. Here are some interesting statistics from Carnegie Classification:1. Awards bachelor's degrees, but they represent less than 10% of degrees = 109 (2005)  162 (2010)+49% 2. Bachelor's degrees are at least 10% of degrees awarded, but less than half = 120 (2005)  147 (2010) +23%
  • 400 million open educational resources
  • Free and Open Educational Resources for Online Education

    1. 1. Free and Open Educational Resources in Online Learning<br />Rob Reynolds, Ph.D.Director of Product Designand Research, Xplana<br />
    2. 2. Free and Open Educational Resources<br />Your Presenter:<br />Rob Reynolds, Ph.D.<br /><ul><li>Director of Product Design and Research, Xplana
    3. 3. Director of The Xplanation
    4. 4. 20 years in Higher Education Faculty and Administration
    5. 5. Former Executive for Major Publisher</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Track 180 News and Information Sites Daily
    6. 6. Publish Daily Newsletter on Industry Trends
    7. 7. Publish Annual Report on Future of Textbooks in Higher Ed
    8. 8. Publish Reports on Student and Institutional Trends
    9. 9. The Xplanation</li></li></ul><li>Brief<br />Overview<br /><ul><li>What are free and open educational resources?
    10. 10. Where can I find these resources and how do I use them?
    11. 11. What are the benefits of using free and open educational resources?
    12. 12. What are the issues?</li></li></ul><li>What are free and open educational resources?<br /><ul><li>Free online resources
    13. 13. Open Educational Resources (OERs)
    14. 14. OpenCourseWare (OCW)
    15. 15. Open Tetxtbooks</li></li></ul><li>Free Online Resources<br /><ul><li>Created and/or curated by individuals
    16. 16. Free to use in courses
    17. 17. Link back to original site or document
    18. 18. Limited permissions related to re-distribution or re-publishing
    19. 19. May not alter original source</li></li></ul><li>
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    23. 23. Open Educational Resources<br />(OERs)<br /><ul><li>Created and/or curated by individuals and/or institutions
    24. 24. Free to use in courses
    25. 25. Link back to original site or download source
    26. 26. Download original content
    27. 27. Permission to use, re-mix, and adapt with attribution</li></li></ul><li>
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    33. 33. <ul><li>Created and/or curated by institutions
    34. 34. Free to use but not for commercial use or re-distribution
    35. 35. Link back to original site or download media
    36. 36. Limited permissions for re-use and re-distribution</li></ul>Open CourseWare<br />(OCW)<br />
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    41. 41. <ul><li>Created and/or curated by individuals and/or companies/institutions
    42. 42. Free to use but restrictions and “openness” vary
    43. 43. Generally available as online offerings that can be accessed via a link
    44. 44. Limited permissions for re-use and re-distribution</li></ul>Open Textbooks<br />
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    49. 49. Where Can I Find These Resources?<br /><ul><li>Aggregation or Sponsor Sites
    50. 50. iTunesU
    51. 51. GoogleEDU
    52. 52. YouTube Channels
    53. 53. Repositories like MERLOT or Connexions
    54. 54. CK12, Flatword Knowledge, Orange Grove
    55. 55. Search for Disaggregated Content</li></li></ul><li>What Are the Benefits?<br /><ul><li>Cost savings
    56. 56. Abundance and diversity of resources
    57. 57. Flexibility of use and re-use (time savings)
    58. 58. Access to enhanced instructional examples and resources</li></li></ul><li>What Are the Issues?<br /><ul><li>Difficulties associated with finding and aggregating
    59. 59. Lack of consistent format availability
    60. 60. Lack of technology investment for distribution and integration
    61. 61. Lack of consistency with regards to licensing</li></li></ul><li>

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