OER Goals: Textbook Affordability, allow faculty exploration and innovation in finding new, better, and less costly ways to deliver quality learning materials to students in addition to improved pedagogy.
- 2015 OER initiative began.
- How to show the effect of OER.
- $2.1 million has been saved in textbook costs.
- 36% of students at LCC are enrolled in courses using OER.
- Students can search during registration if a course uses OER or not.
- OER and Open Learning is part of the 2017-2020 LCC Strategic Plan.
- Assessment is a focus area, and tracking learning initiatives is important. Is what we are doing making a difference. Are the problems we have been identifying being solved?
- Align OER work with the strategic plan.
- Where are we going, what results are we hoping to achieve?
- How do we best operationalize OER at our institution?
- Open Education Research Group
- Areas of focus: (COUP – Cost, Outcomes, Use, Perceptions)
- Financial Impact – Costs of text previously assigned, OER support fee models, changes in campus bookstore revenue, changes in tuition revenue due to changes in drop rates, enrollment persistence.
- Education Outcomes – Changes in % of students receiving a C or better, rates of completion, drop rates, enrollment intensity, persistence, attainment of progress milestones, graduation rates
- Use of OER – Adoption, Adaptation, Creation? Patterns of use, why are they using, what are they not?
- Perceptions of Faculty/Students – How do users perceive OER, how do they judge it’s quality, align with curriculum, error free, up-to-date, ancillary resources?
- Data Sources – Surveys, Textbook Prices, SIS, LMS
- Assessment Framework
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