Our broad goals today are 1) that you will gather diverse perspectives on how the introduction of open educational resources may be perceived at a statewide level, including challenges and triumphs, and 2) that you will share experiences and suggestions to help make such introduction and dissemination more effective elsewhere in the future.
Talking Points for Phil The original promise of the OCL projectRevolutionary zeal“Changing the world, one course at a time”Librarians, institutional researchers, UDL experts, and a global/multicultural education componentLots of moneyOngoing publicity in many venuesGlitzHuge kick-off with fraternizing, food, fun, and photosPortents of later difficultiesFudging on initial pledges of “adoptions”Lack of provision for ongoing maintenanceLater DifficultiesChallenges of harnessing & directing everyoneLarger-than-expected time commitment by IDs and othersProblems with finding unpaid SMEsFragmentation into individual “cells” around the stateInconsistent quality of outcomesProblems with the LMS platformLack of easy access to Phase 1 coursesDifficulty porting Phase 1 courses to google docsFading away of intense consciousnessNo more national publicityNo more statewide eventsNo more money to bring people together and energize themLack of demonstrable resultsWho is “adopting,” and where, and to what degree?Who is being supported to determine outcomes? Despite all the challenges and obstacles and disappointments, it’s more than worth it because it’s the right thing to do and is good for our students!
Evolution or revolution -open ed conference--vancouver bc--with olivia
Evolution or Revolution?Perspectives on Open Education From Deans,Devotees, Doubters, and DoersSteve Ellis(Clover ParkTechnical College)(253) 589-6059 Phil Venditti (Clover Park Technical College) (253) 589-5595 Olivia Van OrdenBrooke Zimmers (Clover Park(Shoreline Technical College)Community College) (206) 546-4795
ACTIVITY PLANI. Panelists offer perspectives on the “three Bs”: I. Beliefs II. Barriers III. BenefitsIII. Questions & exchange of ideas with each other
A Zealot’s View:• Building momentum…• …But losing it email@example.com – Because faculty don’t “adopt” anything 100% – Because resources need to be maintained OPEN ONLINE / OPEN COURSE EDUCATIONAL DISTANCE LIBRARY—81 RESOURCES LEARNING COURSES
Points to Ponder: The Naysayer• Benefits: Affordability, Sharing, Accessibility• Beliefs and Barriers: Context and Climate Compensation, Professionalism Standards, Quality Corporate Creep firstname.lastname@example.org One-Online-Source-Fits-All Solution
A Current Student’s Perspective• Cost• Availability/accessibility of resources• Nature of the learning experience vis á vis “conventional” (non-OER) courses email@example.com