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Openness in Education. Mary Ann Chappell Center for Instructional Technology. David Wiley at BYU includes the following topics in openness . Open licenses Open source Open content OpenCourseWare Open educational resources Open access Open data Open business models.

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openness in education

Openness in Education

Mary Ann Chappell

Center for Instructional Technology

david wiley at byu includes the following topics in openness
David Wiley at BYU includes the following topics in openness
  • Open licenses
  • Open source
  • Open content
  • OpenCourseWare
  • Open educational resources
  • Open access
  • Open data
  • Open business models
sparc s why open access
SPARC’s Why Open Access?

“Funders invest in research in order to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, encourage innovation, enrich education, and stimulate the economy – to improve the public good.  They recognize that broad access to the results of research is an essential component of the research process itself. Research advances only through sharing of results, and the value of an investment in research is only maximized through wide use of its results.”

guide principles of openness
Guide principles of openness

Content that can be …

copied, distributed, edited, remixed, and built upon

free online course openness in education
Free online course: Openness in Education


open education 2011 textbook adoption digital media oer and policy issues
Open Education 2011: Textbook Adoption, Digital Media, OER, and Policy Issues

sources for k 12 open educational resources
Sources for K-12 Open Educational Resources
  • OER Commons

  • CK-12

  • Curriki

  • Free Reading

  • HippoCampus

  • California Learning Resource Network

other educational tools
Other educational tools

apple released the first ipad in april 2010
Apple released the first iPad in April 2010

e textbooks for k 12 students by 2017
E-Textbooks for K-12 Students by 2017


the tipping point with digital textbooks in higher e d
The Tipping Point with Digital Textbooks in Higher Ed?

Factors influencing growth of digital textbooks –

  • The cost of textbooks and other learning materials
  • The availability of digital textbook content
  • Student buying and sharing trends
  • The continued growth of for-profit institutions and online learning
  • The increased popularity and availability of OER and open digital content
  • An increase in digital-first publishers and open textbook movements
  • The textbook rental market
  • The popularity of online retail and distribution options
  • The popularity and evolution of tablet devices and smartphones
  • The advance of e-reader software/hardware technology
  • Format standards for digital textbooks
  • The growth of e-books in trade publishing


sources for higher ed open educational resources
Sources for Higher Ed Open Educational Resources
  • OER Commons

  • Open Course Library
  • Connexions

  • OpenCourseWare Consortium


factors affecting textbooks and oer
Factors affecting textbooks and OER

California Wants To Legislate Use of Digital College Textbooks

By Dian Schaffhauser

“California\'s Senate is pondering legislation to mandate the development of digital textbooks in order to save college students money. A new bill proposes that the state invest $25 million to create 50 new textbooks, which would be made available free to students in digital form or would cost $20 each in printed form.”

from Campus Technology (12/14/11)

make textbooks affordable
Make Textbooks Affordable

U.S. Department of Labor  $2 billion grant for community colleges to develop educational and career training programs
95 of college students found kno s digital textbook app very useful and will use it again
95% of College Students Found Kno\'s Digital Textbook App Very Useful and Will Use It Again





massive open online courses
Massive Open Online Courses
  • Stanford Engineering Everywhere

  • MITx

  • Udacity

  • Coursera