• Fall 2009: Learn about and make changes to open course library grant and project plan.

    • October-November: Work with system groups to develop grant . Meet with faculty groups.
    • November 18-19: Instruction Commission meeting, review grant criteria and process
    • December 2-3: SBCTC meeting, review grant criteria and process

  • Winter 2010: Faculty and project team members selected in competitive grant process.

    • January 4: Release grant to colleges
    • January 11 & Jan 15: Bidder’s Conferences
      • 2 x ITVs: morning and afternoon
      • 2 x Elluminate Sessions with archive feature
    • February 17: Grants due to SBCTC
    • March 1-3: Evaluation committees meet, make funding recommendations
    • March 17-18: SBCTC meeting, grants awarde

  • Spring 2010: Project Begins

    • 2-day (in-person) meeting: April 26-27: Vancouver Hilton (attendance required for all project participants - this is not optional)
      • pre-project professional development and planning
        • co-locate with Teaching and Learning Conference (Vancouver, WA)
          • partners fly into PDX
            • Candace: Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initiative
            • Josh Jarrett
            • David Wiley
    • 1-2 VPIs or faculty talking about importance of college "global outcomes" and how it ties to accreditation
    • all project team members provide mini-workshops on how they can help
    • grant participants will be invited to help plan the 2-day event

  • Small team meetings at Rainbow Lodge for discipline teams to meet? Dates? (just an idea)
    • Teams work on their course designs, have access to project resources on site - non-discipline specific experts (instructional designer, library, ADA). 2 days of focused work. Time away from distractions and correcting papers where the design work all comes together. $75/pp for 24 hours (lodging and meals).... budget available.

    • Institutional Researchersexamine why the 25 courses have lower than average completion rates.
      • College and SBCTC institutional researchers will research why completion rates are lower in these courses as compared to other courses, other disciplines and other student populations. Completion rates will be examined over time, by various populations of students, and by college to look for factors that might influence current and future redesign strategy. In addition to data already captured, institutional researchers will look at students’ retention the following quarter and success in their next course(s).
      • College and SBCTC institutional researchers will also examine current data and research findings about hybrid vs. online courses to determine what mix of online and in-person instruction leads to higher completion rates.
      • College and SBCTC institutional researchers will write up their findings and report to all redesign teams on what they learned, and course redesign recommendations based on their research.

  • Summer 2010: (Q1: Design)

    • institutional researchers report completion rate analysis to project teams
      • discuss how these findings affect course design planning
    • faculty & project team members plan and begin designing 81 courses
    • $5,000 / team member to colleges
    • $1,000 / course to colleges for eLearning support
    • all-project meeting (Elluminate)

  • Fall 2010: (Q2: Design)

    • faculty & project team members design 81 courses
    • $5,000 / team member to colleges
    • all-project meeting (Elluminate)

  • Winter 2011: (Q3: Pilot)

    • faculty teach 81 courses
      • if the course is not offered at the college in Winter 2011, the course will be taught the next quarter the course is offered and the faculty designer is assigned to teach that course
    • all-project meeting (Elluminate)

  • Spring 2011: (Q4: Design)

    • faculty & project team members design 81 courses – what worked? what didn’t work?
      • feedback from students and faculty collected, and adjustments to the course design will be made.
    • $5,000 / team member to colleges
    • all-project meeting (Elluminate)

  • October 28, 2011: Release Courses to System and World

    • Celebration will be part of phase 2 kickoff (January) to share ideas/lessons learned
    • Write project report.
      • What did we learn? Do what better next time?
    • Advertise the existence of the courses ... in the system, across the State, and around the world.

  • Continuous Improvement

    • How do we continuously improve these courses over time? How do we keep them updated? Some preliminary ideas:
      • Establish and fund inter-college faculty learning communities that maintain and update open courses.
      • Pay non-project faculty $X to teach course, offer critique through a written report and interview.
      • Create social networking spaces around courses to enable feedback from students and faculty about how the course could be made better. Instructors that teach these courses as WashingtonOnline shared system courses, might use that feedback to keep the courses up to date.
    • 81 redesigned courses will be monitored for:
      • Course completion rates
        • could be compared to pre-project completion rates ... though this will only work if courses are adopted in whole (optional).
      • course use ... so we can estimate student textbook savings.
    • Have system-wide discussions on the next set of courses to be designed and opened.