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What kinds of educational resources can be openly licensed?Textual materialPicturesVideosEntire courses
Contrary to other states like Washington and California, Utah's leadership in OER at the K12 level has been driven by personnel in the State Office and by individuals and schools like David Wiley who founded the Open High School of Utah and runs the Open Education Group at BYU Utah's state legislature has yet to provide any leadership in this areaOur statewide open science textbook initiative will have over 75,000 students in it next yearOHSU is in the top 10% of high schools in the state on CRT scoresBut this has all been done without help from the legislature.The State Office of Education, people like Wiley, etc., would love to work with the State Legislature to push further and faster
OHSU in top 10% on CRT scores
All of this so far has been done withouthelp from the legislature.The State Office of Education, participating districts and organizations like the Open Education Group would love to work with the State Legislature to push the Open Textbook Project further and faster – as well as work on
OER Policy and Development
Open Educational Resources Policy and Development TJ Bliss Rep. Scott Hochberg This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Slides 2-38 attributed to David Wiley
OER Policy • Allows copyright retention • Funds development • Materials definition • Grants adoption authority• Encourages/supports adoption
Washington Legislative SupportState Board of Education Support Statewide Initiatives
Washington H.B. 2337• Requires CCSSO to take lead in developing openly licensed courseware• Allocates 1.5% of state instructional materials budget to content development
Washington OSPI• Full-time staff dedicated to implementation• Project development• Advisory committee• Ongoing communication with legislators
Potential in Washington• 294 districts• 1 million K-12 students• $130 million textbook budget• $6 million per book per grade• A few adoptions in a few districts = $$$ saved• 1-million student-owned books – Take home – Annotate – Highlight
UtahState Board of Education Support OER ExpertiseDistrict and Statewide Initiatives
Utah R277-111-3• Educators may share materials for noncommercial use under CC license• Educators do need permission to share personally developed materials• Educators may not sell materials developed with public funds (i.e. developed within scope of employment)
OER Drivers in Utah• Individuals – State Board personnel – Education researchers (Open Education Group)• Schools – Open High School of Utah• Districts – Nebo
Utah Open Textbook Project• 3,000 students using open science texts in 2012• $5 per book• Realized cost savings = $15,000• Science expanding to 75,000 students in 2013• Potential 7-year savings: – Science only = $3 million – Science plus other core subjects = $10 million• The student benefit
iNACOL OER Policy Fellowship• Research and Authoring Two Reports 1. OER Policy Models, Strategies and Recommendations • Practical guide for policymakers related to policies supporting adoption, use, and development of OER
Are you aware of any policies related toOER at the school, district, or state levels?
iNACOL OER Policy Fellowship• Research and Authoring Two Reports 1. OER Policy Models, Strategies and Recommendations • Practical guide for policymakers related to policies supporting adoption, use, and development of OER 2. OER Collaborative Development Guide • Practical guide for states, districts, and schools for content development in the context of the common core.
Collaborative Content Development Guide – Why it’s important to use/develop OER – How and why on getting started – Lessons learned from past/current initiatives – Steps to take – Recommendations – Resources
Are you aware of any past or currentcontent development initiatives that areusing open educational resources (OER)?
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