Open Education: Equity & Engagement and the evolving community college

Open Education: Equity & Engagement and the evolving community college

Community Colleges are the original open institutions.In this presentation, Robin and Jim will review why an how Open Educational Resources (OER) and open pedagogy can help recharge and reclaim the community college mission. They will offer faculty a vision for transforming not only their teaching and courses, but also their institutions, to more justly serve the learners of New Hampshire. Most importantly, drawing on their experience, they will share ideas about how “open” can invigorate teaching and learning, and help faculty engage students in work that is meaningful to their personal goals and to the larger world beyond college.

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Robin DeRosa

January 10, 2020
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    Open Education Equity & Engagement and the evolving community college

    Robin DeRosa Director, Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative Plymouth State University Jim Luke Professor of Economics Open Learning Fellow, Center for Teaching Excellence Lansing Community College
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    • A generation ago, public colleges/unis got an average of

    75% of budget from state. Today, it's about 50%. • 23% of low-income sophomores worked a job between the hours of 10pm-8am. • Survey at 10 community colleges (4312 students responding): 1 in 5 students were hungry, 13% were homeless. • 50-80% of sticker price comes from non-tuition costs. • The average net price for a year at community college equals 40% of a low-income family's annual income. • 60% of Americans ages 25-64 don't have a college credential, but 22% of them earned credits trying to get one.
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    Putting a real toll on the open door. National Average

    -CC Full-time Student, full year, [NCES; BLS] 1978 2018 increase Tuition & Fees $ 306 $ 3243 Textbooks $106 $1293 Min Wage $ 2.68 $ 7.25 Tuition - hours 114 hrs 447 hrs 3.9x Textbooks - hours 39 hrs 178 hrs 4.6x
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    State and Market Views State & Bureau Market & Firm

    Status - Hierarchy - Scale Measurement & Control
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    NOT a Commons: The Garrett Hardin Myth: Tragedy of Commons

    By Bernard Gagnon - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org /w/index.php?curid=5737116
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    Ed resources (ER) aren’t the pool. They aren’t even resources.

    They are artifacts of the pool. elycefeliz - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 -https://www.flickr.com/photos/elycefeliz/3936354237
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    $$ Thinking “...during the 1970s, books started to get expensive...Textbooks

    became less about educating the masses and more about exclusivity and profitability. By the 1990s, the textbook market was an oligopoly, and prices skyrocketed.” Priceonomics.com
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    ...but they need barriers to entry to prevent new competition.

    Which explains current strategies & tactics.
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    Photo credit: Alan Levine, CC0 Public Domain Alan adds more

    to the pool than he drains. Be like Alan. Investor-based capitalism encloses & extracts. It drains the pool.
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    Building a Collaborative Public Scaling Up, Scaling In • UNH

    OER Pilot • USNH Open Ed Initiative • CCSNH Open Ed Initiative • New Hampshire Open Ed Public Consortium • New England Board of Higher Education • Space: The Final Frontier
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    System: Re-engage and Re-frame Public Value UCL Institute for Innovation

    & Public Purpose, CC-BY-NC, https://bit.ly/2BRyj5H Mariana Mazzucato