Here are some of the best videos on the Web related to Open Educational Resources (OER) and open textbooks. Most were recorded in the past year and many were given by national leaders in the open learning revolution.
CCCOER MAY WEBINAR- PUBLIC SPEAKING with the OPEN COURSE LIBRARY
Ellen Bremen, Instructional Designer and Faculty member of Highline Community College, joins Phil Venditti and Edison Justiniano of Park Technical College to describe Washington's Open Course Library, a collection of openly licensed college courses and the challenges and rewards of constructing an open public speaking course.
CCCOER Webinar - Open Online Math Homework for Open Textbooks
CCCOER- WRITING COMMONS, AN OPEN TEXTBOOK COMMUNITY FOR COLLEGE-LEV...
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources Webinar with David
Lippman, Math professor from Pierce Community College and James Sousa, Math
Professor from Phoenix Community College, on the open online math homework
system (MyOpenMath.com) that David and other community college faculty have
developed for faculty and students to use with open textbooks. Recorded Jan 31,
Joe Moxley, Quentin Vieregge, Karen Langbehn, and Katelin Kaiser of the University of South Florida present for the Open Courseware Consortium and CCCOER (Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources) about WC (Writing Commons), an open textbook community.
CONNEXIONS- TRANSITIONING FROM THE EDGE OF EDUCATION TO THE MAINSTREAM
Connexions - cnx.org - is presented by Joel Thierstein, Associate Provost of Rice University and Connexions Director. Connexions is a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc.
Continuous Improvement in Teaching and Learning: The Community College Open Initiative Presented Friday, June 18th, 2010 at the CETC & CUE Online Teaching Conference. Candace Thille, Director of the Open Learning Initiative (OLI), describes some of the results of OLI practices. OLI students showed greater learning gains and completed courses sooner than traditional students. OLI students had a 99% completion rate vs. 41% for traditional students. Thille describes OLI goals for community colleges and progress to date.
FINDING AND SELECTING HIGH QUALITY OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Kate Hess of Kirkwood College and Robin Donaldson, Director of the Open Access Textbook Project, define OER, provide tips for evaluating resources, describe the resources available at the Florida Distance Learning Consortium, and describe OpenStax College and its goals.
Fostering Open Education Friendly Policies on Your Campus A panel of leaders from the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources present on OER Friendly Policies: Angela Secrest, Houston Community
College Library Director; Tom Caswell, Open Course Library PM, Washington State; Dr. Robin Donaldson, Director Open Access Textbook Project Florida Distance Learning Consortium. James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean College of the Canyons, and president of CCCOER Advisory Board moderates with special worldwide open policy request from Cable Green, Director of Global Learning at Creative Commons.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES READER COLLEGE OPEN TEXTBOOK PROJECT (OTC12) Jacqui Cain of College of the Redwoods, presents for Online Teaching Conference 2012 about an Open Course Library Project in which partner colleges - Chabot College, Mercy College, and College of the Redwoods, used existing OER and collected data on curriculum effectiveness and savings for students.
MPICT JAN 5TH - OPEN EDUCATION REVOLUTION Una Daly, Open Courseware Consortium Community College Outreach Manager, speaks at the 2012 Mid-Pacific Information, Communication, and Technology (MPICT) conference. The past decade has been one of sharing in education, and there has been steady growth in original and translated courses added to the OCW Consortium. Credentialing for Open Courseware, OER University, Peer-2-Peer University,
motivations for open source creations, the Open Course Library, and other topics are discussed.
Open Learning: The Future of Education Significant changes are taking place in our society and culture, largely driven by the participative, collaborative, and open technologies. These technologies have the potential to dramatically (and quickly) change public expectations of the role of schools in teaching and learning, and we are about to have the largest discussion about education we've had in decades, maybe longer. We can predict several changes to
education that are likely to come from these changes, and as we examine the core opportunities and challenges that these changes pose to our current educational systems, we'll discuss a new breed of education "super heroes" emerging from and because of "Open Learning."
Open Textbooks and Learner Accessibility: Standards, Design, &
Formats Alice Krueger of Virtual Ability, Inc. discusses open textbooks, the
need for accessibility to be included in their production, the challenges that
diverse learners face, structural accessibility problems for authors, PDF
accessibility issues, content organization, common name language usage, color coding, textbook digital formats, standards for mobile content readers,
universal design for learning (UDL), and resources for more information.
OPEN TEXTBOOKS PUT YOU IN CHARGE Jacky Hood, Director of College Open Textbooks, describes the instructor's dilemma of selecting a textbook that doesn't fit exactly, costs a lot, and wonders what's fair to use and what's illegal. An open textbook is open-licensed, often modifiable by the instructor, and costs very little for students (usually free for computers with Internet access). She provides resources for instructors interested in exploring
OTC11 CREATIVE COMMONS- OPENING THE DOOR TO SHARING Jane Park, Education Coordinator for Creative Commons, discusses copyright, conditions for sharing content, Creative Commons licensing, Human Readable Deeds, international jurisdictions affecting licensed content, how digital media presents challenges to licensing content, open textbooks, and a number of case studies that Creative Commons uses to illustrate licensing and sharing limits.
OTC 11 HOW TO OPEN A TEXTBOOK- A DISCUSSION OF THE FUTURE OF OPEN C... James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean of Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning at the College of the Canyons, and John Makevich, Director of Distance and Accelerated Learning, present for the Online Teaching Conference 2011. Open Education is gaining traction, and promises to provide savings to learners. Playlists provide potential for "educational mixes." Challenges to open textbook adoption and usage are also discussed.
OTC12 - OPEN COURSEWARE DEVELOPMENT- HEALTH ED CASE STUDY OpenCourseware holds much promise as a way to bust open classroom doors (and course sites), foster knowledge sharing, and nurture collaboration. Such efforts are not without major challenges, however. Hear a blow-by-blow account of what it took to develop an open and online health education course that uses no textbook. Participants will be invited to participate in crowdsourcing
improvements to the health ed course. Debate the merits of teaching with open courseware and no textbook.
OTC12 - OPEN EDUCATION REVOLUTION- FROM OPEN ACCESS TO OPEN CREDENT... A decade ago, MIT OpenCourseware ignited an open education revolution sharing lectures and course syllabi online and thousands of colleges and universities worldwide joined. Fast-forward to 2011, 160,000enroll in an open Artificial Intelligence course at Stanford with online exams, interactive discussions, and completion certificates. A new model of open online education with credentialing for a modest fee is emerging. The Undersecretary of Education recommends these alternative ways to credential students so employers can accurately evaluate job skills. Community colleges are in a unique position to provide this credentialing as they embrace the open education model. Explore options to "open" your classroom practices to improve student learning and enhance your teaching.
OTC12 - SO MUCH OPEN COURSEWARE, SO LITTLE TIME New repositories of open courseware and open courses are sprouting faster than spring flowers. These websites promise inexpensive open-licensed lessons, assignments, assessments, projects, videos and more. This session categorizes these offerings by academic discipline, academic level, accreditation, business model, completeness, licensing, formats and other criteria. Einstein University, National Repository of Online Courses/Hippocampus, Nixty, OER University, Open CourseWare Consortium, Open University, OpenStax College, Peer-to-Peer University, Saylor Foundation, UNU OpenCourseWare, and others are included in
A REVOLUTION IN LEARNING: CCCOER How the Community College Consortium for Open Education Resources is revolutionizing learning. James Glapa-Grossklag describes the history of OER, from MIT Open Courseware to CCCOER and TAACCCT grants. What are OER, examples of OER, who's engaged in OER, how they are helping revolutionize learning.
SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE- FINDING AND AUTHORING OPEN TEXTBOOKS
Una Daly, professor at Foothill College and Associate Director of Open
Textbooks, describes the benefits of open source, the properties of open
textbooks, examples of organizations and sources of open educational resources, open licensing options, authoring opportunities and practices, and repositories of OER materials.
THE STITZ-ZEAGER OPEN ACCESS PRECALCULUS PROJECT Carl Stitz of Lakeland Community College and Jeff Zeager of Lorain County Community College discuss an "open source" college algebra textbook and a later precalculus text they created. The materials are being used at University of Wisconsin, Suffolk University, and several other institutions.