OER Poster

Context for building the OER Poster at the BCOER Hackfest:
This is the page for OER Poster for advocating OER to BC faculty and for awareness building. This poster addresses: What is Open/OER?; What type of resources are OER? Why should faculty care? What are benefits for students? Some stats needed relevant to BC context. The idea is to use this poster for display at workshop/conference and also in smaller format for handouts or digital/linkable web page. It is meant to be a tool to evoke conversation with faculty in particular.Here is the final poster with BCcampus colours dated Oct. 1st 2014. Feel free to remix and revise the colour combos as perhaps that’s best to be left for your graphic people to adjust as you would like it. I will print some 11X17 posters for our event Oct 27th. There is artwork for a larger sized poster as well – LLWe are updating the Poster so Stay-tuned – Oct 17/14++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++1. Open Educational Resources meet the following 5 Rs:

  • Retain:┬áUsers have the right to make, archive, and “own” copies of the content;
  • Reuse:┬áContent can be reused in its unaltered form;
  • Revise: Content can be adapted, adjusted, modified or altered;
  • Remix: The original or revised content can be combined with other content to create something new;
  • Redistribute: Copies of the content can be shared with others in its original, revised or remixed form.

2. OERs can be:
Full courses, course materials, lesson plans, open textbooks, learning objects, videos, games, tests, software, or any other tool, material, or technique that supports access to knowledge.

3. Benefits for students:

  • low cost or free
  • easy to find and access — even before classes start
  • more customised and relevant

4. Benefits for faculty:

  • increase student retention by reducing costs
  • assures academic freedom to modify / add content to your specifications
  • extend your academic profile
  • provide more relevant and engaging materials for your students

5. Some facts:

  • 65% of students report not purchasing a textbook because of its high price
  • textbook prices rose 82% between 2003 and 2013, more than four time the rate of inflation in overal consumer prices (CPI) during the same time (20%)
  • cost savings to students – Leva will provide
  • Hundreds of textbooks have already been adopted across Canada – join the community!

REFERENCES TO ADD:

OERs CAN BE

http://www.hewlett.org/programs/education/open-educational-resources

Hilda – have to tweak the wording so it matches ..not same as above but obviously we took info from this definition.

MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING 5Rs

http://lumenlearning.com/about-oer/

BENEFITS for STUDENTS

http://www.sparc.arl.org/sites/default/files/Affordable%20College%20Textbook%20Act.pdf

BENEFITS for FACULTY

http://open.umich.edu/sites/default/files/3659/PDFs/OER-benefits-handout.pdf

Some facts:

  • 65% of students report not purchasing a textbook because of its high price
  • textbook prices rose 82% between 2003 and 2013, more than four time the rate of inflation in overall consumer prices (CPI) during the same time (20%)
  • cost savings to students – Leva will provide
  • Hundreds of textbooks have already been adopted across Canada – join the community!

Bullet 1: SPARC:

SPARC. (2014). Open Education. Retrieved fromhttp://www.sparc.arl.org/sites/default/files/Open%20Education%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

Bullet 2: SPARC: (same as above) for textbook price increase and StatsCan and for Canadian CPI from 2003-2013:

Statistics Canada. (2014). Annual average change in the All-items Consumer Price Index: 1993 to 2013. Retrieved from http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/140124/longdesc-cg140124b001-eng.htm