OER & Digital Resources

2012-2013 Research Projects

2012 Digital Course Materials Survey Findings_03282013

A survey was administered in November 2012 to obtain a “snapshot” of both commercial and open digital textbook and materials use in Florida public higher education as of the fall 2012 term. The survey was sent to 220 academic, business, library, technology, distance education, and faculty leaders in order to obtain multiple perspectives from each college or university. There were 98 responses, of which 69 came from the colleges and 28 from the state universities. The research for this report was conducted for the Florida Virtual Campus Member Counsel on Distance Learning & Student Services.

2011-2012 Research Projects

Fulfilling the Promise of Open Textbooks-Developing a Model for Success

I was the Principle Investigator for Fulfilling the Promise of Open Textbooks-Developing a Model for Success since the summer of 2011. This project is a FIPSE grant started in October 1, 2009 and ends September 30, 2012 (grant number: P1167090040). The Open Access Textbook Project website provides project overview, documentation, and the model. During this time, I led our team in its efforts to: (1) redesign and deliver both the student textbook survey, and the faculty and staff open educational resources (OER) survey.; (2) design and create an open resource copyright licensing tutorial and tool.; (3) conduct and participate in open textbook and OER webinars.; and (4) organize and deliver a national symposium on digital textbooks and open textbooks.