Latest Trends in Open Textbook Research

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Latest Trends in Open Textbook Research

  1. 1. Latest Trends in Open Textbook Research Panel Discussion Sloan Consortium Symposium, July 21, 2010 Clare Middleton-Detzner, Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education ISKME:
  2. 2. Challenges to Open Textbook Use Effort required for alignment to accessibility standards Lack of professional Faculty Open textbook development and misunderstandings technology in adoption about quality of schools to support OER materials and use OER use Lack of knowledge on impact of OER on teaching & learning
  3. 3. Benefits of Open Textbook Use Adaptability, interactivity, and consistency of open textbooks support curriculum development I didn’t know or think about this before I adopted the book... I’ve changed around the book so it’s in the order I like. I’ve added material to it. I like making it fit to the way I want to teach the course.
  4. 4. Benefits of Open Textbook Use Enhances faculty’s ability to support interactive learning processes I’m now offering students the ability to interact with information and their interaction is what leads the classroom. It’s not just the method of information that’s being changed, it provides the opportunity for students to access more original material in a way that promotes interactive learning.
  5. 5. Benefits of Open Textbook Use Enhances faculty’s ability to support students’ metacognitive processes Now I send emails to my students with a URL link to the chapter they’re supposed to read. It helps keep them on track with where we are in the course.
  6. 6. Benefits of Open Textbook Use Facilitates faculty collaboration and leads faculty towards advocacy My colleagues and I collaborated to integrate the book with our existing syllabi and course curriculum…now we meet regularly to talk about lesson plans.
  7. 7. Future Directions of Open Textbook Research Current Finding (ISKME) Future Research Questions How do open textbooks impact Benefits of open specific academic disciplines? textbook use are seen across academic How does academic discipline disciplines, and differ affect the development, between disciplines adoption, and ease of use of open textbooks?
  8. 8. Future Directions of Open Textbook Research Current Finding (ISKME) Future Research Question Open textbook use How can web-based tools and supports inquiry- technology further enhance the based, interactive interactivity of open textbooks? learning and pedagogy What supports do faculty require to utilize interactive and inquiry- based curriculum to benefit student learning?
  9. 9. Future Directions of Open Textbook Research Current Finding (ISKME) Future Research Question The integration of In what ways can collaboration open textbooks into among faculty be leveraged to courses and existing support widespread open curricula facilitates textbook adoption? collaboration among faculty How does collaboration among faculty relate to faculty professional development?
  10. 10. Future Directions of Open Textbook Research Current Finding (ISKME) Future Research Questions OER serves as a In what ways does mechanism for faculty OER support faculty professional professional development development?
  11. 11. Future Directions of Open Textbook Research Current Finding (ISKME) Future Research Questions What is the role of Widespread open administrators and bookstore textbook adoption managers in supporting and requires facilitating open textbook administrative and adoption? institutional support How can open textbook adoption be embedded into existing institutional processes?
  12. 12. Clare Middleton-Detzner Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education clare@iskme.org

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