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The Kaleidoscope Project. September 2012. Project Goals. Eliminate textbook costs as an obstacle to student success Increase student success through assessment-driven enhancement of an OER curriculum that addresses at-risk students’ unique learning needs

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The kaleidoscope project

The Kaleidoscope Project

September 2012


Project goals
Project Goals

  • Eliminate textbook costs as an obstacle to student success

  • Increase student success through assessment-driven enhancement of an OER curriculum that addresses at-risk students’ unique learning needs

  • Create a community that will collaboratively evaluateand improve open course designs based on student learning results





+16%

+95%

+14%

+33%

+49%

+35%

+164%


Faculty experience
Faculty Experience

  • 100% will use open educational resources again

  • 100% found the quality of the texts to be equal

  • 100% continued in Kaleidoscope project

“This project is the most rewarding professional experience I have ever had.”

“This is an issue of social justice. How, in good conscience, can we not contribute to this movement?”

“Kaleidoscope has changed my teaching, my perspective and my life.”

Source: Bliss, Hilton, Wiley, Thanos (2012)


Student ratings of quality of open texts
Student ratings of quality of open texts

  • “It was very concise and aligned with exactly what we were working on in the class.”

  • “Having the textbook catered to us by our teacher was perfect.”

3%

56%

41%

Source: Bliss, Hilton, Wiley, Thanos (2012)


Student preference for kaleidoscope courses
Student preference for Kaleidoscope courses

  • “I enjoy having online texts provided for me because I'm poor. I spend the money I have left after rent on school, so having free online texts provided for me benefits me very much.”

  • “GREAT WAY TO DO ONLINE CLASSES!!!!”

13%

13%

73%

Source: Bliss, Hilton, Wiley, Thanos (2012)


Institutional strategy and collaboration strategy

Institutional Strategy and Collaboration Strategy


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The tale of a math course

Two faculty members

Align outcomes

Identify opportunity

The Tale of a Math Course

+ 140% student success

Spring improvements

Dept.-wide adoption

Replace Pearson texts

Broader community

Full evaluation of options

Open math lab

OER/adoption experts

Steering committee strategy

OCL text and videos

Inefficient tools

New adopter concerns

Lack of quality OER


How do you explain
How do you explain…

100% on Day 1

“Only” $20

Personal connection

Repeatable process


The tale of a math course1

Two faculty members

Align outcomes

Identify opportunity

The Tale of a Math Course

+ 140% student success

Spring improvements

Dept.-wide adoption

Replace Pearson texts

Broader community

Full evaluation of options

Open math lab

OER/adoption experts

Steering committee strategy

OCL text and videos

Inefficient tools

New adopter concerns

Lack of quality OER


100% on Day 1

Repeatable process


Join us

Join Us!

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