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OER Talk @ Providence College

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OER and Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis

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OER Talk @ Providence College

  1. 1. @txtbks | sparcopen.org textbook cost crisis nicole allen SPARC theOER and solving Providence College | 1/23/17 | Providence, RI
  2. 2. @txtbks | sparcopen.org @txtbks www.slideshare.com/txtbks www.sparcopen.org
  3. 3. @txtbks | sparcopen.org Cost Factors: Tuition and Fees Room and Board Transportation Books and Supplies Other Expenses
  4. 4. @txtbks | sparcopen.org Average Estimated Undergraduate Budgets, 2016-17 Source: College Board Books & Supplies = $1,230
  5. 5. @txtbks | sparcopen.org “the straw that broke the camel’s back”
  6. 6. @txtbks | sparcopen.org
  7. 7. @txtbks | sparcopen.org
  8. 8. @txtbks | sparcopen.org
  9. 9. @txtbks | sparcopen.org
  10. 10. @txtbks | sparcopen.org but why?
  11. 11. @txtbks | sparcopen.org
  12. 12. @txtbks | sparcopen.org Captive Market
  13. 13. @txtbks | sparcopen.org 5 major publishers hold nearly 90% of the market Source: Turning the Page by James Koch Near-Monopoly
  14. 14. @txtbks | sparcopen.org Mixed Messages Source: NACS
  15. 15. @txtbks | sparcopen.org 2 in 3 Students say they decided against buying a textbook because the cost is too high Source: Student PIRGs
  16. 16. @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
  17. 17. @txtbks | sparcopen.org <1 in 2 Students purchase a current edition of their textbook Source: Book Industry Study Group
  18. 18. @txtbks | sparcopen.org students cannot learn from books they can’t afford
  19. 19. @txtbks | sparcopen.org we can do better.
  20. 20. @txtbks | sparcopen.org OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
  21. 21. @txtbks | sparcopen.org OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
  22. 22. @txtbks | sparcopen.org OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
  23. 23. @txtbks | sparcopen.org OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
  24. 24. @txtbks | sparcopen.org OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES Free + Reuse Rights • Retain • Reuse • Revise • Remix • Redistribute
  25. 25. @txtbks | sparcopen.org Hewlett Foundation Definition: “OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or are released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others”
  26. 26. @txtbks | sparcopen.org open licensing system www.creativecommons.org
  27. 27. @txtbks | sparcopen.org tour of the OER space
  28. 28. @txtbks | sparcopen.org oerworldmap.org
  29. 29. @txtbks | sparcopen.org ocw.mit.edu
  30. 30. @txtbks | sparcopen.org oercommons.org
  31. 31. @txtbks | sparcopen.org openstax.org
  32. 32. @txtbks | sparcopen.org openbookpublishers.org
  33. 33. @txtbks | sparcopen.org plos.org
  34. 34. @txtbks | sparcopen.org oli.cmu.edu
  35. 35. @txtbks | sparcopen.org skillscommons.org
  36. 36. @txtbks | sparcopen.org examples of OER impact
  37. 37. @txtbks | sparcopen.org
  38. 38. @txtbks | sparcopen.org Award winning statistics text
  39. 39. @txtbks | sparcopen.org • Higher or equivalent grades • Higher average credit load • Higher or equivalent completion rates openedgroup.org
  40. 40. @txtbks | sparcopen.org www.tcc.edu/academics/degrees/textbook-free
  41. 41. @txtbks | sparcopen.org achievingthedream.org
  42. 42. @txtbks | sparcopen.org pm4id.org
  43. 43. @txtbks | sparcopen.org what can you do?
  44. 44. @txtbks | sparcopen.org (1) when you can share, do share
  45. 45. @txtbks | sparcopen.org (2) change the default: consider OER first, then other options
  46. 46. @txtbks | sparcopen.org open.umn.edu
  47. 47. @txtbks | sparcopen.org using OER in 1 course per year could save US students $1.42 billion Source: Student PIRGs
  48. 48. @txtbks | sparcopen.org (3) support faculty to adopt, adapt, and create OER
  49. 49. @txtbks | sparcopen.org
  50. 50. @txtbks | sparcopen.org
  51. 51. @txtbks | sparcopen.org (4) make “open” your mission
  52. 52. @txtbks | sparcopen.org The Mission of Providence College Providence College is a Catholic, Dominican, liberal arts institution of higher education and a community committed to academic excellence in pursuit of the truth, growth in virtue, and service of God and neighbor.
  53. 53. @txtbks | sparcopen.org Nicole Allen nicole@sparcopen.org @txtbks | @sparc_na www.sparcopen.org

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