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Slides supporting a pre-meeting workshop for the OpenEd Leadership Summit, introducing people to OER for the first time.

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  • Open Ed: A Simple Introduction David Wiley, PhD CAO, Lumen Learning Education Fellow, Creative Commons
  • #openls
  • Simple Gifts 'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free 'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 'Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gained, To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed, To turn, turn will be our delight, Till by turning, turning we come 'round right.
  • Simple Gifts 'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free 'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 'Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gained, To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed, To turn, turn will be our delight, Till by turning, turning we come 'round right.
  • Education is Sharing Faculty with students Students with teachers
  • Faculty Share With Students Knowledge and skills Feedback and criticism Encouragement
  • Students Share With Faculty Questions in Class Assignments Exams
  • Successful Educators Share most compeltely with the most students
  • 2008 Professor in Southern US Claimed (c) of his class lectures, declared student notes derivative works, and asserted control over their use
  • Demented with the mania of owning things Walt Whitman
  • If there is no sharing ...there is no education.
  • Interlude: A Riddle What can you give without giving it away?
  • Ideas are Magical (Non-rival) Can be given without being given away
  • He who receives ideas from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine receives light without darkening me. Thomas Jefferson
  • Physical Expressions Are Not To give a book you must give it away
  • Expressions Are Different To give a book you must give it away
  • When Expressions Are Digital They also become magical
  • Unprecedented Capacity We can share (and educate) as never before
  • Except We Cant regulates copying, adapting, and distributing those copies
  • Internet Enables What to do? Copyright Forbids
  • Simple Gifts 'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free 'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 'Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gained, To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed, To turn, turn will be our delight, Till by turning, turning we come 'round right.
  • Incredible Financial Pressure Incredible Financial Pressure
  • Tuition Changes... Involve the State Legislature, the State Board of Regents
  • Tuition Changes... Involve the State Legislature, the State Board of Regents Extremely complex politically
  • $0 $200 $400 $600 $800 $1,000 $1,200 $1,400 $1,600 $1,800 Tuition Textbooks Annual Costs $1288 $1666
  • Textbook Pricing in Context Provider Cost Netflix 20,000 Movies (and TV) $7.99 / month Hulu Plus 45,000 TV (and Movies) $7.99 / month Spotify 15M Songs $9.99 / month CourseSmart 1 Biology Textbook $20.25 / month
  • A Wizard of Earthsea Studying from texts written in disappearing ink
  • Disappearing Ink Strategies Buyback Rental E-books Online subscriptions
  • Mixed Messages... This GE course is critically important Youll never need this book again
  • The Access Compromise Students trade ownership for access As digital grows, this provides publishers with perfect control
  • 60% Sometimes 23% Regularly skip
  • Textbook Changes... Involve individual faculty, sometimes a department
  • Textbook Changes... Involve individual faculty, sometimes a department Relatively straightforward
  • Internet Enables What to do? Copyright Forbids Insane or Immoral Textbook Costs plus
  • Simple Gifts 'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free 'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 'Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gained, To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed, To turn, turn will be our delight, Till by turning, turning we come 'round right.
  • Use copyright to enable sharing
  • http://creativecommons.org/
  • Open Educational Resources
  • What are Open Educational Resources (OER)? Any kind of teaching materials textbooks, syllabi, lesson plans, videos, readings, exams
  • What are Open Educational Resources (OER)? (1) Are free for anyone to access, and (2) Include free copyright permission to engage in the 5R activities
  • Make and own copiesRetain Use in a wide range of waysReuse Adapt, modify, and improveRevise Combine two or moreRemix Share with othersRedistribute The 5Rs
  • Internet Enables OER Allows Leveraging the full technical capability of the internet
  • Over 500M OER in the World Over half a billion pieces of content use Creative Commons licenses
  • Simple Gifts 'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free 'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 'Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gained, To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed, To turn, turn will be our delight, Till by turning, turning we come 'round right.
  • You may not take any Online Course offered by Coursera or use any Statement of Accomplishment as part of any tuition-based or for- credit certification or program for any college, university, or other academic institution without the express written permission from Coursera.
  • Open Educational Resources Open Course Ware Open Courses Open Textbooks Open Course Frame- works
  • Simple Gifts 'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free 'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 'Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gained, To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed, To turn, turn will be our delight, Till by turning, turning we come 'round right.
  • Two Stories
  • Developmental Math From textbook and MyMathLab ($170) To OER and MyOpenMath ($0 / $3)
  • % Completing with C or Better 48.4% 60.2% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Spring 2011 No OER Spring 2013 All OER
  • Golden Ratio 48% / $170 = 0.28% succeeding per dollar 60% / $3 = 20% succeeding per dollar
  • Associates of Business Z Degree Graduate without ever buying a textbook Worlds first all-OER degree
  • % Dropping in Fall 2013 8.2% 2.3% 0% 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% Traditional Sections Z Degree Sections
  • When a stu