The OER Knowledge Cloud makes use of cookies. By continuing, you consent to this use. More information.
Open source textbook report: August 9th, 2016
University of Connecticut [corporate]

PublishedAugust 2016
PeriodicalPages 1-9
PublisherConnecticut State Colleges & Universities, University of Connecticut
EditorsCorcoran, Kevin and Bedard, Martha
CountryUnited States, North America

ABSTRACT
This report covers the state of Open Textbooks and Open Educational Resources from a
national and state perspective, and describes the actions taken to date to raise the awareness
of the appointed legislative task force, the faculty and key staff at institutions of higher education in Connecticut, and steps taken to analyze potential cost savings and identify barriers to adoption.

Keywords higher learning · OER adoption · OER barriers · open textbooks · textbook costs

RefereedDoes not apply
URLhttps://www.cga.ct.gov/hed/tfs/20150723_Task%20Force%20to%20Study%20Best%20Practices%20with%20Regard%20to%20Open%20Educational%20Resources/20160715/SA15-18UConnCSCU-%20Pilot%20Report.pdf
Other informationUCONN
Export optionsBibTex · EndNote · Tagged XML · Google Scholar



AVAILABLE FILES
SA15-18UConnCSCU- Pilot Report.pdf · 485KB6 downloads



Viewed by 10 distinct readers




CLOUD COMMUNITY REVIEWS

The evaluations below represent the judgements of our readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Cloud editors.

Click a star to be the first to rate this document


POST A COMMENT
SIMILAR RECORDS

Fixing the broken textbook market
Nagle, Cailyn; Vitez, Kaitlyn; U.S. PIRG Education Fund
The high price of college textbooks remains one of the most significant out of pocket expenses for students. The cost of textbooks has increased at three times the rate of inflation, and although that trend seems to ...
Match: textbook; open textbooks; United States; North America

Opening the curriculum: Open Educational Resources in U.S. higher education, 2014
Allen, Elaine I.; Seaman, Jeff
This report, funded by a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation with additional support from Pearson, examines the attitudes, opinions, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) among teaching faculty in ...
Match: OER adoption; OER barriers; United States; North America

Crossing the chasm: A case of scaling adoption of Open Educational Resources to the early majority
Correa, Alma; Perman, Amertah E.; Rivaldi, Matthew; Bulger, Stephanie R.; et al.
Due to the ongoing trend of increased higher education costs, state and federal strategies have been implemented in an effort to lower students' cost of college. One such strategy gaining nationwide attention is the ...
Match: OER adoption; open textbooks; United States; North America

University faculty awareness and attitudes towards open access publishing and the institutional repository: A case study
Yang, Zheng Ye; Li, Yu
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to understand TAMU faculty awareness of open access (OA) publishing; assess their attitudes towards, and willingness to, contribute to an institutional repository (IR); and ...
Match: OER adoption; OER barriers; open textbooks

Open educational resources at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
McGreal, Rory
Since 2011, at least 46,000 students at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada students were exposed to a range of open educational practices, including 16,450 who enrolled in courses in which ...
Match: OER adoption; open textbooks; North America

College students in Rhode Island have saved nearly $900K on textbooks in a year
Roddy, Kate
Through the same initiative, over 40 professors in the state have adopted openly licensed textbooks.
Match: textbook; United States; North America

Exploring faculty use of open educational resources at British Columbia post-secondary institutions
Jhangiani, Rajiv S.; Pitt, R.; Hendricks, Christina; Key, Jessie; Clint Lalonde
How do faculty in British Columbia use Open Educational Resources (OER)? What are some of the ways in which they are using OER, and what are some of the barriers they face when using OER? A new research paper published ...
Match: OER barriers; open textbooks; North America

The open textbook toolkit: Developing a new narrative for OER support
Waller, Mira; Cross, Will; Hayes, Erica
This paper focuses on IMLS-funded research we have done around the practices and needs of psychology instructors considering adopting or creating open educational resources (OER). Over the past year and a half, we have ...
Match: OER adoption; United States; North America

2012 Faculty and Administrator Open Educational Resources Survey
Donaldson, Robin; Nelson, David; Thomas, Eric
To examine the open educational resources (OER) climate in Florida’s postsecondary institutions, the Florida Distance Learning Consortium (FDLC) conducted an online survey of higher education faculty and staff between ...
Match: textbook; United States; North America

The OER adoption impact calculator, version 1.2
Wiley, David A.
The OER Adoption Impact Calculator helps you understand many of the potential impacts of adopting OER instead of traditionally copyrighted learning materials. The values in the Settings on the left are set to defaults ...
Match: OER adoption; United States; North America