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WebinarSeries – September 2015
Webinar Agenda
IntroductionsLeslie KennedyDirector, Affordable Learning SolutionsSan Francisco State AL$ InitiativeBrian BeattyAffordable Instructional Materials (AIM) CoordinatorAssociate Vice President, Academic Affairs OperationsMonica MunozAIM Project ManagerSenior Instructional DesignerZyBooksKathleen HayesAlex GoldbergSusanLyseckiDavid RubyWrap Up
Recent AL$ Activities
CSU San Bernardino faculty development day -- AL$ presentationCA Open Online Library –http://cool4ed.orgSJSU Innovation & Collaboration Expo for Teaching & Learning, October 1 – 2, 2015SJSU Open Access Conference, October 23, 2015Open Education Conference, November 18 – 20, 2015
“AL$” at SF State
Affordable Instructional Materials
A brief history of AIM
GovernanceSteering CommitteeOperations TeamCommunicationsStudent SurveyCommunication PlanFaculty ShowcaseEventsAIM WebsiteAwardsFaculty Projects
AIM Governance
Steering CommitteeBrian Beatty: AVP of Academic Affairs OperationsMaggie Beers: Academic Technology Executive DirectorNicole Bohn: Disability Programs & Resource Center DirectorDeborah Masters: University LibrarianOperationsTeam2 DPRC Staff5 Librarians5 Faculty Members (LCA, COB, HSS, GCOE, COES)1 Bookstore Representative1 Information Technology Services Representative1 Academic Senate Member
Student Survey
Developed & Reviewed a 6-ItemSurveyDistributed Survey:LMS:iLearnlogin pageDigital Signage (Student Commons, Library, etc.)AIM/AT ListservSummarized Data inInfographic
Affordable Learning @ SF State
AIM Website: Student Perspective
AIM Website: Faculty Showcase
AIM Website: Open Educational Resources
AIM Website: Getting Started with AIM
AIM Website: Events and Opportunities
AIM Website: About AIM
AIM Awareness Day
Breakout session 1:Custom Publishing (Library)Digital Course Packs (Bookstore)LuncheonIntroduction to AIM at SF State(5) Faculty PresentationsBreakout session 2:Searching for OER (AT)How to Find and Adopt Open Textbooks (COERC)
Elizabeth Brown: PACE
Completed Faculty Project 2014-15
AnoshuaChaudhuri: Economics
Completed Faculty Project 2014-15
Pat Donohue: Instructional Technology
Proposed ProjectWho:ITEC 816: 30 studentsGoal:Create “checkout lab” for materials, including $45 textbookHow:PurchaseSmartPensand Nooks with eBook for student useProjected savings:$1,700/termActual savings:$1,700
Completed Faculty Project 2014-15
Tara Lockhart: English Department
Proposed ProjectWho:English 214: 3,500 studentsGoal:Eliminate print version of textbook $25How:Move print text online using LMS “book” featureProjected savings:$75,000/yearActual savings:$87,500
Completed Faculty Project 2014-15
DawnElissaFischer: Africana Studies
Proposed ProjectWho:AFRS 310: 30 studentsGoal:Eliminate textbook cost $88How:Use LMS to post OER materials and links to peer reviewed articlesProjected savings:$4,500/termActual savings:TBD
Completed Faculty Project 2014-15
VenooKakar: Economics
Proposed ProjectWho:Econ 825: 30 studentsGoal:Eliminate course material cost $540How:Adopt open textbook, open source software(R) and link peer reviewed articles through LMSProjected savings:$20,140Actual savings:TBD
In-Progress Faculty Project 2016-16
Proposed ProjectWho:55 sections ofComm150: 1,650 studentsGoal:Reduce cost of textbook from $85 to $40How:Adopt open source textbook and custom publishing packageProjected savings:$66,000Actual savings:TBD
In-Progress Faculty Project 2016-16
Crystal Wong: English
Proposed ProjectWho:English 104: 55 studentsGoal:Eliminate course material cost $100How:Adopt open textbook, use LMS to post workbook materials and submit assignments to eliminate printing costsProjected savings:$8,000Actual savings:TBD
In-Progress Faculty Project 2016-16
Michael Bar: Economics
Proposed ProjectWho:Econ 310: 60 studentsGoal:Eliminate course material cost $190How:Write open source textbook and adopt free software (R)Projected savings:$11,400Actual savings:TBD
In-Progress Faculty Project 2016-16
Hsiao-Yun Chu
Proposed ProjectWho:DAI 360: 25 studentsGoal:Reduce student material costHow:Collaborate with local suppliers and the bookstore to discount supplies and implement a donation center for unused suppliesProjected savings:$500Actual savings:TBD
In-Progress Faculty Project 2016-16
Total Savings* to Students
*total does not include rent digital, libraryebooks, etc.
Brian BeattySF State AIM CoordinatorAVP Academic Affairs [email protected] MunozSF State AIM Project ManagerAT Instructional [email protected] State AIM Website:affordablelearning.sfsu.eduThank you!

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Thank you and Questions
San Francisco State AL$ InitiativeBrian BeattyAffordable Instructional Materials (AIM) CoordinatorAssociate Vice President, Academic Affairs OperationsMonica MunozAIM Project ManagerSenior Instructional DesignerZyBooksKathleen HayesAlex GoldbergSusanLyseckiDavid Ruby





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