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					Having “Open” Discussions
    with your System
     and Legislature

       Cable Green
       OER Novice
    History of Sharing Content

   WA CTCs have a history of sharing
    content through system courses and
    “pooling” enrollments.
     A complete AA degree online
     A suite of Early Childhood Education

      courses that can constitute several
      degrees and certificates
     Adult Basic Ed / IBEST Math Modules

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System Strategic Technology Plan
 Access for all students and all colleges
 Single, centrally funded solutions for

  common systems
 Rule of 1: do it once

 Rule of 0: don’t do it

       Don’t build software, don’t host servers
 Retain local branding and admin control
 All instructional technologies are architected

  to make it easy to share content.
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Recommendations / Big Ideas
   Cost Savings
       licenses, hosting, help desk, professional
    Can any of these ideas
        development
       transaction costs: integration, RFPs, vendor
         be transferred to
        relationships



         sharing content?
    Value Proposition
       Don’t focus local resources (people, money, time)
        on commodity technology services
       Use best solutions wherever they may be
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But using open educational resources –
   and contributing to them – requires
   significant change in the culture of
  higher education. It requires thinking
 about content as a common resource
  that raises all boats when shared. It
  requires replacing our “not invented
      here” attitude with a “proudly
    borrowed from there” orientation.
                  (p.11)
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http://techplan.sbctc.edu




“We will cultivate the culture and
practice of using and contributing to
open educational resources.”
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WA Legislation
   SSHB1025
   Faculty and staff members consider the
    least costly practices in assigning course
    materials, such as adopting the least
    expensive edition available, adopting free,
    open textbooks when available, and working
    with college librarians to put together
    collections of free online web and library
    resources, when educational content is
    comparable as determined by the faculty…
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    WA Legislation
   SSHB1946 – two big ideas – share technology
    and share content.

   (v) Methods and open licensing options for
    effectively sharing digital content including but
    not limited to: Open courseware, open
    textbooks, open journals, and open learning
    objects…



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WA Legislative Work Session
    WA House Higher Education:
        Online Learning &
    Open Educational Resources

 David Wiley (BYU, Open HS of Utah)
 Richard Baraniuk (CNX)

 Eric Frank (Flatworld Knowledge)

 Connie Broughton (WashingtonOnline)


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 Partner with Legislators
       who care about
  (a) efficient use of state
        tax dollars &
(b) saving students money.

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    Student Advocacy
    Student testimony carries the day.
    WA CTC 2009 Student Voice Academy
    (1) CUTTING TEXTBOOK COSTS
      “The high cost of textbooks is a burden to
       students. Textbooks available in a printable, online
       format as well as in a traditional format would
       make curriculum easily accessible to students and
       instructors. Legislation that requires college
       instructional divisions to enhance available college
       online options for every required textbook
       whenever possible is requested.”
    Special thanks to: Make Textbooks Affordable Report (Nicole Allen)   11
Partnering with Foundations
   Private / Public Partnerships = Gates Foundation +
    Legislature + SBCTC + Colleges
   Increase number of gatekeeper course sections available
    so students can get courses when they need them
   Improve course completion rates
   Courses are digital – can be taught online, hybrid, web-
    enhanced – and/or faculty can re-mix or take pieces
   Open CC Licensing – share with the world
   Free or very low cost textbooks / instructional materials
       sections in 80 courses = $42M+ / year in textbook costs to students
   Develop a culture of sharing content in the WA CTCs

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Partnering with Consortia

   CCC OER

   List of open and free textbooks that
    may be suitable for use in community
    college courses



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     Blog: http://blog.oer.sbctc.edu

Slides @ http://www.slideshare.net/cgreen


   Dr. Cable Green
  eLearning Director
  cgreen@sbctc.edu
    (360) 704-4334

				
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