- Sandra King, Professor, Communications, Anne Arundel Community College
- What students want
- Reduced Cost: Maryland OER Day Keynote
- Federal student loan debt is up to 1 Trillion, and college textbooks increased by 812% since 1978.
- Access issues such as not purchasing the text, waiting to purchase a text, waiting for a text to arrive in the bookstore, purchasing the wrong text or edition, or misplacing/losing the text.
- Engaging content, less text, more multimedia, graphics, interactive content to use and explore the content, animations, appropriate vocabulary (to include developmental students, ESL), and gaming elements < universal design
- Example: $160 for communications textbook, OER costs $0.
- Huge benefit is that students have access to the text the first day of class.
- Articulate Storyline is used for interactive assessment.
- Badges are awarded when 90% completed.
- What faculty want
- High quality courses: QM standards on measurable objectives, curriculum alignment (textbooks generally do not link to your course directly as far as curriculum), assessments
- Accessibility: hard copies and eBooks, captioning, self-described links, headers
- Universal Design: graphics, audio, video
- Currency: Up-to-date and relevant content
- Liberation: publishers no longer dictate changes in terminology, or reorganization of content
- Increased student satisfaction, engagement, and retention
- Lessons learned
- Give yourself extra time
- What elements need to be implemented first and together
- Gaming elements didn’t all work well
- View implementing OERs as an ongoing project
- Consider allowing students to participate
- Resources for OERs