CRT PLC, Fall 2017 sessions - Shared screen with speaker view
Course Redesign rocked the OLC Innovate conference in FL, as far as I could tell from Twitter. Nice job!
@Joe: Yes, especially Cal Poly Pomona redesign group bringing home some hardware!!
Huge issue of home and food insecurity with many CSU students
Nice infographic from SJSU
As always, we will post and circulate slides and recording link after the session.
These are people on your campus who can help you…not just your CRT Campus Coordinator.
I hope Advising Services is aware of this conversation
Of course, Dennis Dahlquist is there!
I was thinking the same thing! ;)
it would be great if Advising Centers had a list of adopting faculty
Nice dive-in-by-role portals on the new AL$ site!
Fresno State faculty showcase link is directing to a CSUDH page…
The pictures are great; Affect comes through even if resolution not ideal!
@Joe: I’ll follow-up with Leslie offline on that, thanks
Fresno State’s “Be a Hero” campaign
I’m participating, but I’d like to get even more involved. I like the ALS Ambassadors idea.
CSUF has ALS ambassadors and bookstore notifies faculty about low/no cost options.
No. Glad to learn more about it.
for many years! Thank you Vang Vang at Fresno St.
I would like to participate, but our department selects the text and I don’t think I am allowed to choose a different textbook
I am not aware of the opportunities, but I use an open source text for my lecture course and am interested in reducing the cost more by adopting a open ed resource for lab as well
I have not been aware of activities at Sac State - but I saw a colleague in the photo who I’ll reach out to about programs here.
Yes did this at a seminar at SSU, and I am aware. I did not find free texts that were good for my GE course, so instead I only use texts that are rentable but the best in the subject for the price.
@Carlos: Glad you have looked into an open source text…more and better available all the time. Rent option can make a big difference for students.
You can reach out to your campus rep and explain the textbooks your Dept is requiring. The rep may offer alternatives that you can propose to your Dept.
http://www.merlot.org (MERLOT = Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching)
The peer reviews are by editorial boards. Very thorough and informative and contributes to RTP in many cases.
Leslie has been such an effective Leader, Champion for AL$!!
(there is an “s” in the url that’s not represented in the slides)
OpenStax > https://openstax.org/
CSU should be proud about that.
Go CSU!! Had no idea
zyBooks > www.zybooks.com
Top Hat > https://tophat.com/
Lumen Waymaker > lumenlearning.com/what/waymaker/
VitalSource > https://www.vitalsource.com/
Coming in as a one-time continuing student, I feel like I have had to negotiate between free materials, and value in course texts that have media, test questions, ease of grading resources (so I can spend more time in instruction), etc. I have also created a course reader with PDF articles for only $20 with all my course readings in one course. (60% students want a paper version of articles if available.)
@Leslie: Only cause you have so much to share!!
I've adopted a free interactive textbook and my course is now zero-cost
Will use Libretext for an online introductory chemistry course for my project.
@Leslie, I have a negative case study to share about my experience with OER in my CRT class (a warning to others), if we have time to discuss briefly
I currently use OpenStax Chemsitry. I use Sapling Learning as an online HW platform. They work with openstax. I would love to reduce the cost of lab materials as well.
I'm making my own lab manual an Intro to Unix Course, and have interest in making it a LibreText once its stable
For the book we are using, I just found out from the textbook representative that they do have a cheaper e-book option for the students.
https://openstax.org/ OpenStax has a good US history textbook
Thinking about writing an in-house lab manual and posting it on tne LMS for students
I would like to find free materials for my liberal arts chemistry class. I would also like to find lower cost materials for general chemistry.
I’m using free textbooks (active calculus), free homework systems, free activity books, and free coding systems for calculus, linear algebra, and other courses.
We've replaces an expensive Discrete Math textbook with the Zybooks option. Students love it.
Great examples, efforts shared by many of you!
I would definitely like to hear Joe's experience.
@Nancy.. have you looked into OpenStax?
Sorry having computer issues. I would like to adopt an open access textbook in my Statistics for Psychology course.
@Sharon: have you tried openstax?
Another factor I have had to consider is that I usually teach GE courses, so I have to assemble resources that speak to my discipline in clear, historical contexts where students can clearly grasp my learning objectives even though they may not know anything about my discipline.
I teach a GE Chem course as well and have not really found anything free that works well for that course yet
Good to use same icon since 80% of our students come from CCC
what about costs such as storage? is that considered in the costs?
@Jeremy: Good point. My guess is that storage is a minuscule cost in whole picture compared to cost of a suite of textbooks for a term.
@Bret, I have but their textbook is very different from the way I current cover and introduce topics. I would need to reformat my course. I am thinking it would be better to pull from multiple places. Ji suggested some good resources.
@Sharon: Maybe a customized e-text?
Really interesting data on Pell vs non-Pell
Does this study control for the instructor?
You can customize openstax. Look into odigia which is an auxillary resource that works with openstaz
Yeah, I think a customized e-text would be best. I am a little concerned of the time it takes to bring it all together. Course redesign is a constant process. :)
@aglesser: important research design question. maybe Leslie will have another pause to address questions.
Odigia is low cost and includes a HW platform and tracks user analytics
I “customized” using OpenStax by asking students to download as many of the different openstax books as I need, and then I assign the relevant chapters in the course schedule in my syllabus. Very little work.
@Danielle, thanks I will look into that!
@Sharon: Buddy up with your ALS contact and/or Instructional Designer (-;
Are the differences statistically significant?
@Bret, yes definitely need to buddy up
@Barbara: Not sure but if it’s same-or-better, that seems significant/important enough, given it is saving costs
Carolynn Arpin at Chico
Great question/issue, Joe!
May be Fullerton specific - are instructors allowed to choose textbooks for all courses, especially lower-division courses? I think we have to use textbooks approved by a department committee. There have also been changes to our university policies on textbook selection.
They should be comparing Student Learning (course) Outcomes, not the materials!
Carolynn Arpin at Chico
I'm surprised Joe wasn't contacted directly about his course by the other campus.
If they need to buy materials for their tenure in the program, such as SD cards or an external hard drive, does that count as costs in any course that needs it, only one, or none?
Good idea, Joe.
Thanks for indulging that conversation!
Thank you for the information today. This was very helpful as I move toward open access books for my courses. Especially, the resources out there to support the process.
that's great. thank you
Thank you for the information.
Statistics on income are startling.
How about the book store buy back system? The second hand books are still pretty high cost while the buy back didn’t pay much.
@deborahk: Especially when you consider extreme cost of housing in many areas of our state where most of our campuses happen to be.
the thing I don't understand is that the law states it is the faculty choice to use OER. Wouldn't that mean that the faculty can decide legally and the law trumps the policy?
@Jeremy: Good point. Sometimes a decision of how much you may or may not want to go against what the department is stating.
I understand, it's an oddly worded law on choice. Thanks for the input.
odigia allows you to edit openstax content and embed videos
Yes, connect with your AL$ rep to see what support and funding may be available!
I’d also love to get that study :-)
Can you just include that study in the slides when you post it?
I was curious if the study controlled for the instructor?
Today’s slides are posted @ https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1w--fzlMAo9kbntDhZhg3BEgVmgxuON8jMF7EqUSZSAo/edit#slide=id.g2aebe6916b_3_6
Is 12/3 a Sunday?