Developing a Culture of Sharing & Receiving: Open Education in Washington State

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Cable Gree presentation at OER-Brazil conference, June 9th 2011

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Developing a Culture of Sharing & Receiving: Open Education in Washington State

  1. 1. Developing a Culture of Sharing & Receiving: Open Education in Washington State
  2. 2. Temos…
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  4. 4. Global Trends • Text
  5. 5. Global Trends • Text
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  8. 8. http://techplan.sbctc.edu“We will cultivate the culture andpractice of using and contributing toopen educational resources.”
  9. 9. The high cost of textbooks has reduced Washington citizens’ access to higher education. Full-time students spend approximately $1,000 on textbooks every year.College Board Report: Trends in College Pricing (2007)
  10. 10. English Composition I• 50,000+ enrollments / year• x $100 textbook•= $5+ Million every year
  11. 11. • Open Course Library – designing and sharing 81 highest enrollment courses – for face-to-face, hybrid and/or online delivery – to improve course completion rates – lower textbook costs for students (<$30) – provide new resources for faculty to use in their courses – for our college system to fully engage the global open educational resources discussion. opencourselibrary.org
  12. 12. New State Board “Open” Policy • All digital software, educational resources and knowledge produced through competitive grants, offered through and/or managed by the SBCTC, will carry a Creative Commons Attribution License.
  13. 13. Questions • What if all publicly funded educational content was open access? • What kind of efficiencies could higher education yield? • Simple idea: public access to publicly funded educational
  14. 14. Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College andCareer Training Grants Program• $2 Billion US Department of Labor Grant• All $2B of programs / courses produced must be openly licensed (CC BY) – All Schools, Colleges, Universities can download, modify and use any of it!• Simple idea: public access to publicly funded educational materials.
  15. 15. Dr. Cable GreenDirector of Global Learningcable@creativecommons.org twitter: cgreen

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