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UTA CARES Fall Meeting

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  1. 1. UTA CARES Coalition for Alternative Resources in Education for Students
  2. 2. Agenda • Introductions • Group Photo • Understanding Alternative Resources • Objectives • Other Opportunities
  3. 3. Alternative Resources • Open Textbooks • Other Open Educational Resources • Public Resources • Library Resources • Low-Cost Resources
  4. 4. Why Alternative Resources? “… higher education shall be equally accessible to all”
  5. 5. Why Alternative Resources?
  6. 6. Why Alternative Resources?
  7. 7. Open Textbooks Full textbooks that are completely free (including from fees) and that are openly licensed (e.g., Creative Commons, public domain) so they can be legally modified. See the Open Textbook Library for examples.
  8. 8. Creative Commons • Copy • Share • Edit • Keep • Use • Mix
  9. 9. Other OER Resources other than textbooks (e.g., videos, modules, handouts, websites) that are completely free (including from fees) and that are openly licensed to allow for reuse.
  10. 10. Public Resources Materials that are completely free (including from fees) for the public to access but that are fully protected by copyright.
  11. 11. Library Resources Library-licensed materials that are free for students because the library (or another institutional unit) provides subscription access to the content. This includes scholarly articles from databases and e-books from the Libraries' collection.
  12. 12. Low-Cost Resources Course materials that cost students $25 or less (in total).
  13. 13. Open Textbooks
  14. 14. From Summer 2016 to Summer 2017, UTA’s Department of History saved nearly 4,000 students over $388,700 by using an open textbook in online sections of History 1311 and 1312.
  15. 15. Other OER
  16. 16. Dr. Allan Saxe has saved UTA students over $561,000 since Fall 2010 by using public domain materials in his courses.
  17. 17. Public Resources
  18. 18. Library Resources
  19. 19. Low-Cost Resources
  20. 20. Objectives • Information Sharing • Strategic Planning
  21. 21. Information Sharing I'm excited to announce the publication of 4 new open textbooks created by PSU faculty for PSU courses. They include: Histoires d'Avenirs: Science-fiction pour le cours de français niveaux intermédiaire et avancé, by Annabelle Dolidon and Stéphanie Roulon. Stories of Avenirs is a textbook based on nine French science fiction news targeted at an audience of foreign (intermediate and advanced) learners but also a native audience wishing to deepen its knowledge of modern science fiction - after a preliminary chapter which recalls the historical bases of the genre. The manual proposes a holistic approach (stylistic, linguistic, and intercultural) and asks for critical thinking through reading, interpretation, conversation, research and presentations, with a twofold objective: to develop French language skills in contemporary subjects through fiction; and to introduce French and francophone science fiction to foreign learners.
  22. 22. Information Sharing Hello everyone! OpenStax is in the beginning stages of developing a business series (expected publication in 2019)! All OpenStax, Rice University OER texts are expert-written, peer-reviewed, match standard scope and sequence, and meet the same quality standards as traditional publisher texts. Currently, our texts are used in over 10% of introductory courses in the U.S. (per 2016 Babson Survey). Faculty who author/contribute/peer-review the texts receive compensation (the contact below can provide details). Can you please forward this to your faculty? I’ve also included some details below on some upcoming webinars we are hosting. I hope you all have a good day! Nicole
  23. 23. Information Sharing Do you know any Psychology faculty interested in OER? We're close to having a full set of slide decks to accompany Principles of Social Psychology, an open textbook adapted by Rajiv Jhangiani and Hammond Tarry at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Ancillary materials are one of the key features faculty look for when choosing whether to adopt a text, and we want to help build them up around this book so it can make its way into more classrooms and benefit more students. The last three chapters needing slide decks are: Chapter 10 - Working Groups: Performance and Decision Making Chapter 11 - Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination Chapter 12 - Competition and Cooperation in Our Social Worlds Slide authors will be provided with a model deck and an excellent set of guidelines produced by contributor to the project, Kristie Dukewitch. If you know of someone in your institution who might be interested in this project, please encourage them to get involved. To volunteer their talents, they can visit the project page in the forum and let us know which chapter they'd like to take on!
  24. 24. Strategic Planning • Require disclosure of OER as textbook & searchable list of OER courses • Establish OER grant program to encourage development and adoption of OER • Conduct feasibility study of statewide OER repository
  25. 25. Other Opportunities • Grant Program: • Open Education Week: • Accessibility Evaluations
  26. 26. Thank You!