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Virginia Community College System
Textbook Costs & Digital Learning
Resources Workgroup
Tidewater Community College
Z-Degr...
Reengineering
Textbook Costs & Digital
Learning Resources
Work Group
onTASK FORCE
COLLEGE
TEXT
BOOKS
2004
TEXTBOOK
COSTS & DIGITAL
LEARNING
RESOURCES
WORKGROUP
Explore how networked digital
technology can best be leveraged to
lower the overall cost of textbooks,
including using ope...
Investigate ways which currently
licensed electronic resources can be
used in electronic "course packs," as a
substitute f...
Recommend strategies and
policies for creating an institutional
culture that embraces and practices
openness, transparency...
SUBCOMMITTEES
FINANCIAL AID
BOOKSTORE CONTRACTS
PUBLISHERS
ACCESSIBILITY
SURVEY
MOOC
FINANCIAL
AIDFor VCCS students receiving
financial aid, textbook
purchase options are limited to
the college bookstore
CONTRACTS
The terms of a college’s
bookstore contract can have
a long-term impact on future
textbook affordability
efforts
TEXTBOOK
PUBLISHERS
ACCESSIBILITY
TEACHING
& LEARNING
LIBRARYS
Libraries and library staff are
essential for any serious
textbook affordability effort to
have long-term sustain...
INSTITUTIONAL
“Culture eats strategy
for breakfast”
–Peter Drucker
& FACULTY CULTURE
Z
Tidewater Community College
Z-Degree Project
degree°
CHANCELLOR’S
OER ADOPTION
GRANT
1. BIO101
2. BIO 102
3. BUS 100
4. CHM 111
5. CST 100
6. ENG 111
1. ENG112
2. HIS 101
3. ITE 115
4. MTH 163
5. PSY 201
6. ...
520 Students
20 sections
12 colleges
$52,000
FALL 2013
http://www.slideshare.net/richardsebasti
an
OpenEd 2014
Nov. 19-21, 2014
Arlington, VA
http://openedconference.org/2014/
AACC 2014: VCCS & OER
AACC 2014: VCCS & OER
AACC 2014: VCCS & OER
AACC 2014: VCCS & OER
AACC 2014: VCCS & OER
AACC 2014: VCCS & OER
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From a 2014 American Association of Community Colleges presentation with Dr. Jack Lewis, President of New River Community College, Dr. Van Wilson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Services for the VCCS, and Dr. Dan DeMarte, Vice President of Academic Affairs of Tidewater Community College.

Faculty have a wealth of new digital resources available to them that, when integrated effectively,can offer students an enhanced educational experience. Colliding with the promise of these transformative technologies is the decades-old problem of textbook affordability.

Four innovative projects highlight Virginia’s community colleges’ efforts to address textbook affordability: a multi-college committee investigating strategies for reducing textbook costs; the first OER degree in the nation; a college-developed site for sharing OER; and an incentive grant to encourage faculty of high enrollment courses to adopt and integrate OER.

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AACC 2014: VCCS & OER

  1. 1. Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a CC-BY-NC-SA license. Please attribute any duplicate or derivative works to Richard Sebastian, Virginia Community College System. The Digital Revolution Will Be Live-streamed How Virginia’s Community Colleges Are Using Digital Technologies to Reduce Textbook Costs and Increase Student Success
  2. 2. Virginia Community College System Textbook Costs & Digital Learning Resources Workgroup Tidewater Community College Z-Degree Project New River Community College Open Text Initiative System Virginia Community College System Chancellor’s OER Adoption Fund
  3. 3. Reengineering Textbook Costs & Digital Learning Resources Work Group
  4. 4. onTASK FORCE COLLEGE TEXT BOOKS 2004
  5. 5. TEXTBOOK COSTS & DIGITAL LEARNING RESOURCES WORKGROUP
  6. 6. Explore how networked digital technology can best be leveraged to lower the overall cost of textbooks, including using open educational resources Examine VCCS administrative practices and policies that unnecessarily add to the cost of academic textbooks
  7. 7. Investigate ways which currently licensed electronic resources can be used in electronic "course packs," as a substitute for text books, or for the supplementary material often required for a course of study Identify opportunities for interested VCCS faculty to explore using openly licensed resources in their courses
  8. 8. Recommend strategies and policies for creating an institutional culture that embraces and practices openness, transparency, collaboration, and sharing. Examine the current relevance of printed textbooks in an age of interactive, web-based content, digital publishing, and collaborative social networks.
  9. 9. SUBCOMMITTEES FINANCIAL AID BOOKSTORE CONTRACTS PUBLISHERS ACCESSIBILITY SURVEY MOOC
  10. 10. FINANCIAL AIDFor VCCS students receiving financial aid, textbook purchase options are limited to the college bookstore
  11. 11. CONTRACTS The terms of a college’s bookstore contract can have a long-term impact on future textbook affordability efforts
  12. 12. TEXTBOOK PUBLISHERS
  13. 13. ACCESSIBILITY
  14. 14. TEACHING & LEARNING
  15. 15. LIBRARYS Libraries and library staff are essential for any serious textbook affordability effort to have long-term sustainability
  16. 16. INSTITUTIONAL “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” –Peter Drucker & FACULTY CULTURE
  17. 17. Z Tidewater Community College Z-Degree Project degree°
  18. 18. CHANCELLOR’S OER ADOPTION GRANT
  19. 19. 1. BIO101 2. BIO 102 3. BUS 100 4. CHM 111 5. CST 100 6. ENG 111 1. ENG112 2. HIS 101 3. ITE 115 4. MTH 163 5. PSY 201 6. SDV 100 FALL 2013
  20. 20. 520 Students 20 sections 12 colleges $52,000 FALL 2013
  21. 21. http://www.slideshare.net/richardsebasti an OpenEd 2014 Nov. 19-21, 2014 Arlington, VA http://openedconference.org/2014/

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