Open Educational ResourcesWanda BarkerDirector, SREB Education Technology andMulti-State Cooperative ProgramsOverviewWhat is OER?Why OER?Creative Commons LicensesOER changing educationState ExamplesLocate ResourcesPolicy ConsiderationsWhat is OER?Public Domainintellectual property rights expiredforfeited or expressly waivednot applicableReleased with Creative Commons LicenseSliding scale for using, reusing, adapting, sharingCan be any type of teaching materialCC By: Cable Green OER CommonsDo the Math Substitute One OER BookAppx. Number FT/PT College StudentsMultiplied byAverage savings per bookSavings17,500,000x 1282,240,000,000U.S. Department of Education, 2017How Is OER Changing Education?Increases Equity access for allProvides access to up-to-date, relevant contentProvides ability to copy and distribute to anyoneSaves money for students and schoolsAllows repurposing of Financial AidProvides students access to resources from day oneEmpowers faculty to customize free resourcesHow is OER Possible? Creative Commons LicensesCC By: Cable Green, OER CommonsCC By: Cable Green OER CommonsThe OER Five RsRetainReuseRemixReviseRedistributeWho Uses These Resources?K-12Community and Technical CollegesUniversitiesUniversity of Maryland University CollegeClick to View University of Maryland University College: Open Educational Resources Initiative video (link to YouTube)https://youtu.be/yptxAKdboGITechnical College System of GeorgiaGeorgia Virtual Technical ConnectionJust getting startedFirst 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 underwayUniversity System of GeorgiaAffordable Learning GeorgiaStudent Savings on Textbook CostsSince 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/reportshttp://www.affordablelearninggeorgia.org/about/reportsRounds 3-5: SatisfactionRounds 3-5: Changes in LearningOutcomesRounds 3-5: Changes in RetentionNorth 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 alignmenthttp://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/HTML/H44v3.htmlhttps://www.ips.state.nc.us/ips/AGENCY/PDF/12059100.pdfWhere Can I Find OER?MerlotBoundlessSaylor AcademyMIT OpenCourseWareOpenStaxOpen Textbook LibraryOER CommonsCK-12https://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-findsCK-12 Usage MapWhat 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 materialshttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/19/2017-00910/open-licensing-requirement-for-competitive-grant-programsFor more information:Wanda.Barker@sreb.orghttp://www.sreb.org/educational-technology-cooperativeQuestions?