Published on March 13, 2014
Cynthia Alexander, Cerritos College Natalie Clewell, Northern Virginia Community College Paul Golisch, Maricopa Community College District March 12, 2014 Community College Consortium OER Innovations Panel
Welcome!! • Introduction to OER • NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute OER- based General Education Program. • Kaleidoscope at Cerritos College • Maricopa College District OER Project • OCW-CCCOER Community of Practice • Q & A
What are Open Educational Resources? U.S. Dept. of Education – Teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or repurposing by others. 3 cc-by donkyhotey/flickr adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license
What is an Open License? • Free: Free to access online, free to print • Open: Reuse, Revise, Remix, Redistribute • Creative Commons: less restrictions than standard copyright but author retains full rights.
Examples Includes – • Course materials • Lesson Plans • Modules or lessons • OpenCourseWare (OCW) • Open textbooks • Videos • Images • Tests • Software • Any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support ready access to knowledge 5adapted from Judy Baker’s ELI 2011 OER Workshop cc-by license
CCCOER Mission • Promote adoption of OER to enhance teaching and learning –Expand access to education –Support professional development –Voice for open education at community colleges. Funded by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
240+ Colleges in 16 states & provinces
NOVA’s OER-based General Education Program Natalie Clewell Extended Learning Institute Librarian
Natalie Clewell, ELI Librarian Northern Virginia Community College email@example.com
2013 – Developed and offered 12 OER GenEd courses 2014 – Develop and offer 10 additional OER GenEd Courses. Create greater awareness of OER at NOVA
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller
OER Course Faculty Instructional Designer Librarian Administration
Subject-matter experts Evaluate OERs for quality/appropriateness Make final decisions on course content Faculty
Course design experts Encourage faculty to consider new learning activities Ensure course quality Instructional Designers
Information experts Identify OERs Copyright and Creative Commons guidance Librarian
Organization experts Acquired funding through grants Put the pieces together Administration
ELI OER Course Cost of Materials before Redesign Potential FA13 Savings ENG 111 $140 $7,560 ENG 112 $93 $67,797 ENG 125 $89 $2,670 MTH 151 $263 $18,410 PHY 201 $94 $1,880 PHY 202 $94 $1,880 HIS 121 $109 $7,630 HIS 122 $109 $7,630 ART 101 $226 $55, 370 ART 102 $226 $42,714 HIS 262 N/A -- SDV 100 $77 $14,630 TOTAL Fall 2013 OER Pilot Potential Savings $228,171
Kaleidoscope Project Dr. Cynthia Alexander Educational Technology Professor Department Chair
Kaleidoscope Project Phase III
Introduction to Online Learning Cerritos College - California Spokane Community College - Washington Central Community College - Nebraska Mercy College – New York
Two-Day Workshop Compare Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) Determine content Assign tasks Create timeline All documents shared in Google Docs – course finalized in Canvas
All SLOs Addressed Content is modular SLO-specific Activities and assessments for each module Also SLO-specific
Completion Timeline Middle to end of summer Pilot next Fall Examination and evaluation Complete at end of Spring 2015
Experience Both exciting and rewarding Share ideas Increase student involvement Multimedia Use of exclusive CC materials Examine my own course
OER District Committee Paul Golisch Dean of Information Technology Adjunct Math Instructor Co-Chair District OER Committee 27
We saved our students over $260,000 in just one year!
“Open Educational Resources allow everyone in class to have all the materials on day one. Many students have to postpone the purchase of the course materials because of financial aid.” Manuel Ordonez Major: Business
OER Example: MyOpenMath myopenmath.com mathispower4u.com
The 4 Rs of OER
• Presentations/Dialogue Days • Internal OER Course Grants • Department Meetings • “Water Cooler” Discussions • Promotional Items • CTLs • College Libraries http://www.skmurphy.com/startup-stages/scaling-up-stage/ Creating OER Awareness and Increasing Adoption
Maricopa Millions OER Course Development Phase 1 (Spring 2014) • English 101 • English 102 • Reading 091 (Dev Ed) Phase 2 (Summer 2014) • TBD • Proposals due end of March
$100 per student Fall 2013: 1. Surveyed faculty 2. Ran SIS reports Future: 1. Filter in SIS 2. “OER” in SIS notes 20 students per class
Community College Consortium for OER Una Daly Community College Director OpenCourseWare Consortium James Glapa-Grossklag Dean, College of the Canyons President, CCCOER Advisory
• Find & Adopt open textbook workshops • Understanding open licenses • Open textbook development workflow • Online accessibility • Faculty and student surveys • Access to community of OER practitioners & experts Need Help Getting Started? We can help …
Spring Webinars (Wed, 11:00 PT, 3:00 ET) • 2/5 - Open Textbook and Adoptions • 3/12 - Community College OER Projects • 4/9 – OER Impact Research Findings • 5/14 - Intellectual Property: Open Licensing, Trademarks, Patents, etc. Join our Advisory Group to be notified of upcoming events and participate in our monthly OER chat.
Cynthia Alexander: firstname.lastname@example.org Natalie Clewell email@example.com Paul Golisch: firstname.lastname@example.org Una Daly: email@example.com James Glapa-Grossklag: James.Glapa-Grossklag@canyons.edu Thank you for coming!! Questions for Panelists
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