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OER: Relieving the Pressure
Incredible Financial Pressure
Incredible Financial Pressure
Tuition Changes...
Involve the State Legislature,
the State Board of Regents
Tuition Changes...
Involve the State Legislature,
the State Board of Regents
Extremely complex politically
$0
$200
$400
$600
$800
$1,000
$1,200
$1,400
$1,600
$1,800
Tuition Textbooks
Annual Costs
$1288
$1666
60% Sometimes
23% Regularly
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Textbook Pricing in Context
Provider Cost
Netflix – 20,000 Movies (and TV) $7.99 / month
Hulu Plus – 45,000 TV (and Movies...
Textbook Changes...
Involve individual faculty,
sometimes a department
Textbook Changes...
Involve individual faculty,
sometimes a department
Relatively straightforward
Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources?
Any kind of teaching materials –
textbooks, syllabi, lesson plans,
videos, readings, exams
Open Educational Resources?
1. Free and unfettered access, and
2. Free permission to engage in the
“5R activities”
• Make and own copiesRetain
• Use in a wide range of waysReuse
• Adapt, modify, and improveRevise
• Combine two or moreRem...
http://creativecommons.org/
Over 500M OER in the World
Over half a billion pieces of content
use Creative Commons licenses
“You may not take any Online
Course offered by Coursera or use
any Statement of Accomplishment
as part of any tuition-base...
Ok, ok... I admit it!
There’s a bunch of free stuff online
But everybody knows “you get what you pay for”
Two Stories
Developmental Math
From textbook and MyMathLab ($170)
To OER and MyOpenMath ($0 / $3)
% Completing with C or Better
48.4%
60.2%
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
Spring
2011
No OER
Spring
2013
All OER
“Golden Ratio”
48% / $170 = 0.28% succeeding per dollar
60% / $3 = 20% succeeding per dollar
Associates of Business
“Z Degree”
Graduate without ever buying a textbook
World’s first “all-OER” degree
% Dropping in Fall 2013
8.2%
2.3%
0%
1%
2%
3%
4%
5%
6%
7%
8%
9%
Traditional
Sections
Z Degree
Sections
When a student drops, it..
Slows down their graduation
Costs the institution tuition dollars
(Middle and High Schools, Too)
Students using open science textbooks
perform the same or better on
state standardized tests
OER Relieves Some of the Pressure
Dramatically
improve a range
of educational
outcomes
Drastically reduce
the cost of
education
We’re not “on the edge”
of this capability.
It’s here now.
can advocate
for OER!
If not
you, who?
Thank You
http://lumenlearning.com/
http://davidwiley.org/
@opencontent
Unless otherwise stated in the notes, this present...
OER: Relieving the Pressure
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Brief talk for TEDxSANDY on open educational resources (OER) and how they relieve some of the cost and quality pressures in education.

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OER: Relieving the Pressure

  1. 1. OER: Relieving the Pressure
  2. 2. Incredible Financial Pressure Incredible Financial Pressure
  3. 3. Tuition Changes... Involve the State Legislature, the State Board of Regents
  4. 4. Tuition Changes... Involve the State Legislature, the State Board of Regents Extremely complex politically
  5. 5. $0 $200 $400 $600 $800 $1,000 $1,200 $1,400 $1,600 $1,800 Tuition Textbooks Annual Costs $1288 $1666
  6. 6. 60% Sometimes 23% Regularly skip
  7. 7. Textbook Pricing in Context Provider Cost Netflix – 20,000 Movies (and TV) $7.99 / month Hulu Plus – 45,000 TV (and Movies) $7.99 / month Spotify – 15M Songs $9.99 / month CourseSmart – 1 Biology Textbook $20.25 / month
  8. 8. Textbook Changes... Involve individual faculty, sometimes a department
  9. 9. Textbook Changes... Involve individual faculty, sometimes a department Relatively straightforward
  10. 10. Open Educational Resources
  11. 11. Open Educational Resources? Any kind of teaching materials – textbooks, syllabi, lesson plans, videos, readings, exams
  12. 12. Open Educational Resources? 1. Free and unfettered access, and 2. Free permission to engage in the “5R activities”
  13. 13. • Make and own copiesRetain • Use in a wide range of waysReuse • Adapt, modify, and improveRevise • Combine two or moreRemix • Share with othersRedistribute The 5Rs
  14. 14. http://creativecommons.org/
  15. 15. Over 500M OER in the World Over half a billion pieces of content use Creative Commons licenses
  16. 16. “You may not take any Online Course offered by Coursera or use any Statement of Accomplishment as part of any tuition-based or for- credit certification or program for any college, university, or other academic institution without the express written permission from Coursera.”
  17. 17. Ok, ok... I admit it! There’s a bunch of free stuff online But everybody knows “you get what you pay for”
  18. 18. Two Stories
  19. 19. Developmental Math From textbook and MyMathLab ($170) To OER and MyOpenMath ($0 / $3)
  20. 20. % Completing with C or Better 48.4% 60.2% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Spring 2011 No OER Spring 2013 All OER
  21. 21. “Golden Ratio” 48% / $170 = 0.28% succeeding per dollar 60% / $3 = 20% succeeding per dollar
  22. 22. Associates of Business “Z Degree” Graduate without ever buying a textbook World’s first “all-OER” degree
  23. 23. % Dropping in Fall 2013 8.2% 2.3% 0% 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% Traditional Sections Z Degree Sections
  24. 24. When a student drops, it.. Slows down their graduation Costs the institution tuition dollars
  25. 25. (Middle and High Schools, Too) Students using open science textbooks perform the same or better on state standardized tests
  26. 26. OER Relieves Some of the Pressure
  27. 27. Dramatically improve a range of educational outcomes Drastically reduce the cost of education
  28. 28. We’re not “on the edge” of this capability. It’s here now.
  29. 29. can advocate for OER! If not you, who?
  30. 30. Thank You http://lumenlearning.com/ http://davidwiley.org/ @opencontent Unless otherwise stated in the notes, this presentation is licensed _______

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