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  • Open Educational

    Resources

    Wanda Barker

    Director, SREB Education Technology and

    Multi-State Cooperative Programs

  • Overview

    What is OER?

    Why OER?

    Creative Commons Licenses

    OER changing education

    State Examples

    Locate Resources

    Policy Considerations

  • What is OER?

    Public Domain

    intellectual property rights expired

    forfeited or expressly waived

    not applicable

    Released with Creative Commons License

    Sliding scale for using, reusing, adapting, sharing

    Can be any type of teaching material

  • CC By: Cable Green

    OER Commons

  • Do the Math Substitute One OER Book

    Appx. Number FT/PT

    College Students

    Multiplied by

    Average savings per book

    Savings

    17,500,000

    x 128

    2,240,000,000

    U.S. Department of Education, 2017

  • How Is OER Changing Education?

    Increases Equity access for all

    Provides access to up-to-date, relevant content

    Provides ability to copy and distribute to anyone

    Saves money for students and schools

    Allows repurposing of Financial Aid

    Provides students access to resources from day one

    Empowers faculty to customize free resources

  • How is OER Possible?

    Creative Commons Licenses

    CC By: Cable

    Green, OER

    Commons

  • CC By: Cable Green

    OER Commons

  • The OER Five Rs

    Re

    tain

    Reuse

    Rem

    ix

    Revis

    e

    Re

    dis

    trib

    ute

  • Who Uses These Resources?

    K-12Community

    and Technical Colleges

    Universities

  • University of Maryland University College

    Click to View University of Maryland University

    College: Open Educational Resources Initiative

    video (link to YouTube)

    https://youtu.be/yptxAKdboGI

  • Technical College System of Georgia

    Georgia Virtual Technical Connection

    Just getting started

    First course offerings:

    13 of the 22 colleges adopted the first OER course

    Approximate student savings of over $640,000 in

    textbook costs

    Expansion to more courses underway

  • University System of Georgia

    Affordable Learning GeorgiaStudent Savings on Textbook Costs

    Since funded inception FY 2014-2015, all ALG

    programs have saved a total projected $31.8 million

    dollars on textbook costs, affecting 259,509 students.

    For more details:

    http://www.affordablelearninggeorgia.org/about/reports

    http://www.affordablelearninggeorgia.org/about/reports

  • Rounds 3-5: Satisfaction

  • Rounds 3-5: Changes in Learning

    Outcomes

  • Rounds 3-5: Changes in Retention

  • North Carolina Department of Public

    Instruction (K-12)

    Legislation for transition from textbooks to digital resources Request for Proposals for Open Education Resource Service

    Vendor will provide curated OER materials

    Cloud service, integrate with Canvas and other LMSs

    Aligned with NC curriculum standards

    Scalable for 115 LEAs and 1.5 million students

    Include professional development services

    Use NC teachers in curation and alignment

    http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/HTML/H44v3.htmlhttps://www.ips.state.nc.us/ips/AGENCY/PDF/12059100.pdf

  • Where Can I Find OER?

    Merlot

    Boundless

    Saylor Academy

    MIT OpenCourseWare

    OpenStax

    Open Textbook LibraryOER Commons

    CK-12

    https://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htmhttps://courses.lumenlearning.com/catalog/boundlesscourseshttps://www.saylor.org/books/https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/https://openstax.org/https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/https://www.oercommons.org/https://www.ck12.org/teacher/

  • What Subjects?

    https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/09/oer-materials-drive-student-engagement-and-savings-study-finds

  • CK-12 Usage Map

  • What OER Policies do states need?

    Allow for OER adoption and encourage it

    Recognize curricular innovation, contribution in

    tenure review and performance evaluations

    Provide training on locating, editing, using OER

    Provide technical support

    For most federal grants, use Creative Commons

    licenses for grant materials

    https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/19/2017-00910/open-licensing-requirement-for-competitive-grant-programs

  • For more information:

    Wanda.Barker@sreb.org

    http://www.sreb.org/educational-technology-cooperative

    Questions?