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Friday, November 13 • 11:00am - 11:25am
OER’s Efficacy in Developing Lifelong Learning Competencies

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services in the United States recently funded a 3 year research project to develop a toolkit for evaluating an OER’s efficacy in developing lifelong learning competencies. The goals for the toolkit are to:
1. Provide a robust research methodology for evaluating the efficacy of OER.
2. Increase the diversity of the populations included in OER efficacy studies.
The project began in September 2020 and the authors will present initial findings of a literature review to identify lifelong learning competencies. Participants will learn how they can give feedback throughout the project and follow the project’s progress. The presenters will lead a discussion on how applying a lifelong learning perspective changes the creation and distribution of OER.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will be able to describe ways to be involved in a 3 year research project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.).
Participants will be able to identify lifelong learning competencies.
Participants will discuss how a lifelong learning perspective changes OER creation and distribution.

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Kathy Essmiller

Coordinator, OpenOKState | OER Librarian, Oklahoma State University
I have grown two kids, a pack of dogs, and I love to camp in the mountains. Also happy to talk about Open Educational Resources, the arts (I am a former MS/HS band director), educational technology and instructional design, and how amazing it is to get to work in a Library.
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Marla Lobley

Project coordinator, East Central University
I am librarian and grant project coordinator at East Central University in Ada, OK. I graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.S. in Family Studies and a Master's in Library Science. My research interests include open education, user experience, and lifelong learning... Read More →


Graduate Research Associate, Oklahoma State University Main Campus - Stillwater, OK
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Sharon Riley

Director of Learning Resource Center, Redlands Community College
I am the Director of the Learning Resources Center at Redlands Community College in El Reno, OK.  I received my B.S. in University Studies from The University of Texas at Arlington and my Master's in Library Science from Texas Woman's University.  Helping students succeed in college... Read More →
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Gbemisola Ale

Graduate Research Assistant, East Central Universisty

Friday November 13, 2020 11:00am - 11:25am EST
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