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1 Goldilocks and the 13 Repositories Finding the Perfect Fit Jacky Hood, Open Education Program Manager Coordinator, Open Doors Group Co-Director, College Open Textbooks November 7, 2011

2 A NEW QUEST FOR GOLDILOCKS Goldilocks is no longer looking for a chair, bed, or porridge. She is seeking an open educational resource (OER) repository that is a perfect fit. Bears lurk in these Internet woods. CC BY NC SA 2

3 Open educational resources are here, there, and everywhere One persons ideal repository is anothers dead end. Many lists, not so many repositories Most open textbooks are on single-book sites… THESE BEARS MAY LOOK FRIENDLY BUT…. Pictures licensed for reuse by Mariah Slide 3

4 Yes, for OER materials I and my students can use Yes, for a place to store OER materials I create Yes, for both No. I am justwindow shopping POLL: ARE YOU ALSO LOOKING FOR AN OER REPOSITORY THAT FITS YOU WELL? Trying on shoes CC BY NC by Michael D. Dunn Slide 4

5 Type Licensing Disciplines Quality Format Print Options Ease of Use SOME CRITERIA FOR CHOOSING AN OPEN REPOSITORY Slide 5 licensed reuse benny's photostream

6 Type Nuggets, Textbooks, Ancillaries, Complete Courses Licensing CC BY perhaps with SA, NC, ND; also PD, custom, others Disciplines Humanities, Science, Math, Social Science, Language, etc. Quality Authoritative source, reviews (criteria, depth, by whom) Format O/S, Browser, Downloaded, Mobile Devices. Cost. Print options Self-printing, print-on-demand, pre-printed. Binding & cost. Ease of use Tradeoff between adopter, student, and author CRITERIA OPTIONS Slide 6

7 MANY OTHER CRITERIA Size Search tools Authoring tools Communities Business model Sustainability model Feedback mechanism Accessibility Cost Slide 7

8 TextbooksCoursewareCrowd-Sourced or K-12 ConnexionsOCW ConsortiumWikiBooks Orange Grove Texts+NROC HippocampusCK12 FlatWorld KnowledgeSofiaCurriki LuluSaylor Foundation Global Text ProjectOpen Learn THREE GROUPS OF REPOSITORIES Slide 8

9 THREE MAJOR REPOSITORIES Slide 9

10 TypeTextbooks, Resources, Courses LicensingCC BY only DisciplinesAcademic QualityHigh; some reviewed FormatXML Print optionsPDF, bound Ease of use Students OK; adopters need training Funded by grants and consortium fees 19,367 modules in 1,167 collections RICE UNIVERSITY CONNEXIONS Slide 10

11 TypeTextbooks LicensingCC BY NC DisciplinesMath, Econ, Business QualityHigh FormatProprietary Print optionsSelf-print and bound Ease of use Moderately complex for adopters and users; authors by invitation and contract only For-profit business model similar to open source software vendors Give away textbooks and sell ancillaries and support Invited named authors paid royalties for bound copies and ancillaries FLATWORLD KNOWLEDGE Slide 11

12 TypeTextbooks, LicensingCC BY 3.0 DisciplinesBusiness, Computing, Education, Health, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences QualityHigh FormatCreated in Open Office; converted to PDF Print optionsPaper and CD or DVD Ease of useHigh but limited flexibility Affiliated with the University of Georgia Grant funded by Jacobs Foundation a.edu/books a.edu/books GLOBAL TEXT PROJECT Slide 12

13 NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK 13

14 POLL: WHICH REPOSITORIES HAVE YOU VISITED? Connexions FlatWorld Knowledge Global Text Project Lulu OCW Orange Grove Saylor Foundation Others Question mark made of puzzle pieces by Horia Varlan 14

15 College Open Textbooks (COT) College Open Textbooks Advanced Technological Education Applied Math and Science Education Repository Applied Math and Science Education Repository OER Commons Student PIRGS OER Commons MERLOT MANY LISTS ARE NOT REPOSITORIES Photo licensed for reuse by J Ts photostream Slide 15

16 Art and Contemporary Critical Practice: Reinventing Institutional Critique (CC-BY-NC-ND) Art History (CC-BY-SA) Digital Foundations (CC-BY-NC) Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite (CC-BY-NC) History of New Media (CC-BY-SA) Open Content Photography Program NR Remix Making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy (CC-BY-NC) Smart History* (Nominated for the 2010 "Texty" Award; now part of Khan Academy) Visual Communication Design (CC-NC-BY-SA) LISTS CAN PROVIDE REVIEWS AND INFORMATION. EXAMPLE FROM COT Slide 16 * Peer Reviewed

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