- Students require timely access to educational materials to support success.
- Education can only be delivered in an environment of open exchange and sharing.
- Use of OER increases instructor and student access to quality materials.
- Faculty collaboration enhances course design and engage faculty/improves teaching.
- Collaborative use of common OER increases our ability to discover and enrich and sustain resources for use by students.
- improve success
- eliminate textbook costs as a barrier
- improve course designs to improve student learning and success
- use OER exclusively in course designs
- assessment-driven enhancement
- focus on at risk student’s unique learning needs
- create a collaborative community to share learning and investment
- academic leaders
- define priorities and strategies
- identify resources and limitations
- provide support and assistance
- faculty teams
- create course designs
- share teaching practices
- improve learning results
- Project team
- guide implementation
- complete analysis and evaluation
- facilitate communication and change
.77 improvement in intermediate algebra – extraordinary results
reduced the costs to students and did no harm. reduced costs to $0
- 100% would use OER again
- 100% found quality are equal to or better
- 100% continued in the program
faculty perception of quality 97% same or better.
Student preferences 73% prefer Kaleidoscope
Course design process
- Define student learning outcomes
- Create summative assessments
- Identify core open resources
- Create formative assessments
- Identify supplemental OER
- Deliver courses
- Evaluate and improve
Common assessment – encouraged, not required.
- Not define delivery approach
- Not Standardize teaching and learning activities
- Not creating OER. Curating best of OER.
Course types created:
- Use a complete open text: business fundamentals, chem, GEO, Psych
- Use consolidated diverse resources: biology, English comp, developmental writing,
- Use and integrated open tool set/content: developmental math and developmental reading.
John Connor – provost
- Reduce costs – barrier to success
- Marketing initiative – 0 cost for materials.
- Digital natives vs immigrants
- Faculty selection – hand picked
- Brought unions in
Johanna Duncan-Poitier – on the phone
simple speak- elevator speech
- reduce costs increase success/financial barrier is removed
- collaborate on resources to support course delivery. supports systemness
- higher level of student engagement in courses/reduced withdrawal and increased success.
Big idea: a textbook-free general studies degree – this is already mentioned in the revised OpenSUNY Proposal.
- I am wondering how this fits in strategically with other OER open initiatives with similar objectives at the system level?
- I am also interested in how this might integrate with SUNY-wide programs (SLN/CPD) short term as part of the longer term scalability and sustainability plan.
- I am also interested in long term sustainability and scalability of such a project, and see Open SUNY as a vehicle for that.