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Monday, November 9 • 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Pivoting in a Pandemic: How to Create an Online Asynchronous Course for OER Outreach & Education

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As educational institutions have pivoted to work from home, your strategies for providing educational and professional development opportunities to teachers and faculty have to pivot as well! While the global pandemic has created much anxiety and unrest, it has also allowed us the opportunity to reflect. This process allows us to invest in new and different strategies for our work. Disparities in student access, finances, and culturally-reflective materials have taken stage in campus conversations--and rightly so. Creating online, asynchronous courses or workshops is one way to effectively reach a large number of educators at your institution and develop professional opportunities for faculty learning and growth. It can also help you reflect on the knowledge and skills that need development on your campus, a foundation for content creation that will allow for iterative and repeatable design, and a format that will work with the busy and often chaotic schedules your colleagues are grappling with. But how would you get started? This presentation will walk you through a proven, step-by step process to develop an online professional development program for your institution. In learning about the program piloted in Summer 2020 at California State, Dominguez Hills, you will be able to clarify your own goals in developing this type of professional development outreach and education, an assessment strategy, and feel confident in pitching this type of outreach to your institutional partners. You will learn tips for organizing the instructional design process, clarifying your learning outcomes and goals, introducing topics of social justice into your curriculum, and hear top lessons learned from Cristina Springfield (she/her), an OER librarian that recently developed two online OER courses for her university’s faculty. This session is designed for folks that have a basic understanding of OER and who are looking for ways to do more outreach and education with faculty at their own institutions, especially in an online environment. While the case study presented is in the context of a 4-year university, the process could be used at any type of educational institution.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will be able to 1) Summarize the process of designing an online, asynchronous professional development OER course 2) Clarify their goals in developing an online professional development program as well as their assessment strategy
3) Explain the benefits of providing an asynchronous OER professional development class to campus community members

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Cristina Springfield

OER Librarian, California State University, Dominguez HIlls
My passions include connecting people with information, issues surrounding digital privacy, the continual evolution of library services to support students, and open educational resources.

Monday November 9, 2020 3:00pm - 3:25pm EST
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  COVID-19, Presentation