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OER Overview Porterville Summer Institute


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Why should you care about OER is an overview of OER and the California Open Online Library for Education ( given for faculty at the Porterville College Summer Institute on May 25, 2015.
Una Daly, CCCOER Director (May 2016)

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OER Overview Porterville Summer Institute

  1. 1. Why Should You Care about Open Educational Resources? Una T. Daly, Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources May 25, 2016
  2. 2. Welcome Una Daly, CCCOER Director Instructional Design @One CCC Chancellor 250+ Colleges in 21 States and Provinces
  3. 3. Introductions What courses do you teach? Thanks to Sarah Phinney for inviting me today!
  4. 4. OER Quiz • Textbook prices increasing at same rate as consumer index • eBooks = Open Textbooks • Open Educational Resources (OER) are Public Domain
  5. 5. Open Educational Resources Openly licensed learning materials that can be used for teaching, learning, & assessment without cost. They can be modified and redistributed without violating copyright law. U.S. Department of Ed, Office of Ed Technology
  6. 6. Examples • Lesson plans • Open Courseware • Open textbooks • Videos • Images • Tests • Software • Tools, materials, or techniques to access knowledge freely adapted from Judy Baker’s ELI 2011 OER Workshop cc-by license
  7. 7. Creative Commons Licenses Simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions Adapted from Ronda Neugebauer Slidesshare Permission: Attribute Commercial? Share alike?
  8. 8. Exercise Your Rights: The 5 Rs
  9. 9. Student Learning
  10. 10. Students spending less?? • The bad news is students often not purchasing their textbooks • Students concerned about grades • Faculty expect students to have access to instructional materials Student PIRGs, Covering the Cost, 2016
  11. 11. Faculty Choice
  12. 12. Put Faculty in Charge • No more covering extra chapters because book is so expensive • No requirement to change versions every couple of years • You can customize your instructional materials • Many open textbooks have ancillaries
  13. 13. Taxpayer Cost
  14. 14. • 30% of students used financial aid to buy textbooks – $300+ (on average) per semester – 50% of community college students – 28% of 4-year college, univ students • $3 billion per year of financial aid used to purchase textbooks by undergraduates Student PIRGs Survey, Covering the Cost, 2016 Financial Aid & Textbooks
  15. 15. Funding Now Available
  16. 16. California Textbook Affordability Act 2015 • Incentive grants to CCC and CSU to accelerate adoption of OER to save students money. (AB 798) • OER Degree programs for CCC (California Governor’s Proposed Budget 2016-17) –
  17. 17. What textbooks do you use? How much do they cost?
  18. 18. Top 50 College Courses Geography History Kinesiology Math Music Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Sociology Spanish Statistics Accounting Art History Biology Business Chemistry Child Development Communication Computer sciene Economics Education English Electronic Media
  19. 19. Faculty Showcases • Biology • Chemistry • Communications • History • Political Science • Spanish
  20. 20. Biology 140 Organismal Biology
  21. 21. History 130 US History to 1877
  22. 22. SPAN 100 Spanish
  23. 23. Criminal Justice Open Textbook /BookDetail.aspx?bookId=66 Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction to Criminal Law Chapter 2: The Legal System in the United States Chapter 3: Constitutional Protections Chapter 4: The Elements of a Crime Chapter 5: Criminal Defenses, Part 1 Chapter 6: Criminal Defenses, Part 2 Chapter 7: Parties to Crime Chapter 8: Inchoate Offenses Chapter 9: Criminal Homicide Chapter 10: Sex Offenses and Crimes Involving Force, Fear, and Physical Restraint Chapter 11: Crimes against Property Chapter 12: Crimes against the Public Chapter 13: Crimes against the Government Chapter 14: Appendix A: Case Listings
  24. 24. Open Licensing • Google Images – Advanced Search Settings • YouTube – Filter keywords with CC for creative commons • Flickr – Go directly to
  25. 25. Open Course Resource Guides • Biology • Chemistry • Communications • History • Political Science
  26. 26. Released April 1, 2016 Permalink for online version: Printable PDF with Appendices: Video Synopsis:
  27. 27. 351 students completed survey about their use of OER • When students were asked if the OER textbook chapter(s) were better than the traditional, 42% said the OER textbook as better, 39% said they were about the same, 11% rated the textbook as worse than the traditional textbook and 8% declined to answer. • Of the 351 students in the survey, 71 printed the textbook and 209 used a PDF • Students find OER Textbooks to be readable with respect to organization, format, graphics and examples used "Recent Studies in OER Adoption, May 2016" by John Hilton III, Open Education Group
  28. 28. 351 students completed survey about their use of OER • 16% of students wanted to have the option to purchase a printed copy of the textbook from the bookstore for a small fee (10% of students wanted to print the textbook themselves) • The predominant platform for reading e-textbooks is a laptop computer (only 89 of 351 students reported reading from their cell phones) • 100% of the students in the study wanted to use OER textbooks in the future and would recommend the use of OER to friends "Recent Studies in OER Adoption, May 2016" by John Hilton III, Open Education Group
  29. 29. 16 faculty shared perceptions about their use of OER • Seven faculty of sixteen felt that the OER textbook was superior to the traditional textbook for the course. Five faculty rated the OER as equivalent to the traditional textbook. • Faculty were not as positive about the support materials (PowerPoints, Test banks) available with the OER textbooks. Half of the faculty felt that the support materials lacked quality. 25% of faculty felt that implementing the support materials took a significant amount of time. In their comments, the biggest comment made by faculty was about the need for support materials or the amount of time they spent in developing them for this adoption. "Recent Studies in OER Adoption, May 2016" by John Hilton III, Open Education Group
  30. 30. 13 Peer Reviewed Studies of OER Efficacy "Recent Studies in OER Adoption, May 2016" by John Hilton III, Open Education Group
  31. 31. 119,720 Students "Recent Studies in OER Adoption, May 2016" by John Hilton III, Open Education Group
  32. 32. 95% Same or Better Outcomes "Recent Studies in OER Adoption, May 2016" by John Hilton III, Open Education Group
  33. 33. • Access to high-quality OER • Faculty choice & development • Student success Community College Consortium for OER (CCCOER) Come In, We're Open gary simmons cc-by-nc-sa flickr
  34. 34. Free Webinars Spring 2016 • Feb 10: OER Faculty Development Best Practices • March 10: OER Adoption to Scale: Stories from 4 States • April 23: NOBA OER Psychology Community • May 11: Faculty Perspectives on OER • June 8: Open Pedagogy (LAST ONE LEFT!) Archived webinars available
  35. 35. Join our Community • Access to a community of OER experts • Online advisory email list • Collaboration opportunities: grants, conferences • OER Professional development services Email: Twitter: @unatdaly, @cccoer