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#ACRL2017 OER Preconference

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The Case for OER

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#ACRL2017 OER Preconference

  1. 1. THE CASE FOR
  2. 2. @txtbks | sparcopen.org the status quo is broken
  3. 3. Consumer Prices 2006–2016 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Textbooks Tuition & Fees All Items
  4. 4. Average Estimated Undergraduate Budgets, 2016-17 Source: College Board Books & Supplies = $1,200+
  5. 5. @txtbks | sparcopen.org “the straw that broke the camel’s back”
  6. 6. @txtbks | sparcopen.org Captive Market
  7. 7. @txtbks | sparcopen.org 5 major publishers hold nearly 90% of the market Source: Turning the Page by James Koch Near-Monopoly
  8. 8. Data Source: NACS Mixed Messages
  9. 9. @txtbks | sparcopen.org 2 in 3 Students say they decided against buying a textbook because the cost is too high Source: Student PIRGs
  10. 10. @txtbks | sparcopen.org 1 in 2 Students say they have at some point taken fewer courses due to the cost of textbooks Source: Florida Virtual Campus
  11. 11. @txtbks | sparcopen.org <1 in 2 Students purchase a current edition of their textbook Source: Book Industry Study Group
  12. 12. @txtbks | sparcopen.org students cannot learn from books they can’t afford
  13. 13. @txtbks | sparcopen.org we can do better
  14. 14. @txtbks | sparcopen.org what is open?
  15. 15. OPEN EDUCATION
  16. 16. OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
  17. 17. OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
  18. 18. Sound Bite: “Open educational resources are freely available materials that can be downloaded, edited, and shared to better serve all students.”
  19. 19. @txtbks | sparcopen.org OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
  20. 20. OPEN Free + Permissions Retain Reuse Revise Remix Redistribute 5Rs
  21. 21. technology enables copyright forbids
  22. 22. open licensing system www.creativecommons.org
  23. 23. @txtbks | sparcopen.org most open All Rights Reserved© most closed OER 5R permissions retain, reuse, revise, remix, redistribute
  24. 24. @txtbks | sparcopen.org why does it matter?
  25. 25. tcc.edu/academics/degrees/textbook-free Open resources in every single course, reduces cost of degree 20%, increases completion
  26. 26. “Thanks to the Z-Degree program I didn’t have to choose between continuing my education or getting braces for my daughter” - Melissa Koch, TCC Student
  27. 27. 12 percentage point increase in student success measure
  28. 28. "This launched us in to a new direction, allowing us to be creative and unfettered in developing course materials that would meet the needs of the students at our respective colleges and that could also be…freely and widely distributed.” Prof. Howard Miller Mercy College
  29. 29. $1.3 million in student savings by working with faculty to adopt free & open resources
  30. 30. I wanted my students to gain hands on experience managing a project… So I asked my students to engage in a very large scale revise / remix project.” - @opencontent
  31. 31. Award winning statistics text
  32. 32. open is free + 5Rs
  33. 33. open is a means
  34. 34. open is a process
  35. 35. open is changing lives
  36. 36. @txtbks www.slideshare.com/txtbks www.sparcopen.org except where otherwise noted

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