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Monday, November 9 • 4:00pm - 4:55pm
OER for Beginners in Texas and Beyond: Texas Learn OER

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Texas Learn OER is a free and openly licensed self-paced training for faculty, staff, and administrators developed by OER Librarian Carrie Gits in partnership with the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex). The 10 online modules include information on understanding OER; open licensing, including Creative Commons; finding and evaluating OER; accessibility; adapting, creating, and sharing OER; and Texas legislation related to OER. The modules are intended for individuals who are new to OER, but also by those who want a refresher course. This session will walk participants through the Texas Learn OER modules and provide guidance on remixing the training for your state. The training itself is an example of remixing an existing OER because Carrie Gits originally developed the training for her SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellows capstone project.

Presenters:
Carrie Gits is the creator of Texas Learn OER and the Head Librarian at the Austin Community College (ACC) Highland campus. As the Library Services Open Educational Resources (OER) Facilitator her responsibilities include supporting faculty and librarians through training and information sharing on open education and OER. Carrie was a 2018-2019 SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow.

Ursula Pike is the Associate Director of the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex) which facilitates the use of best practices in technology-enhanced education. She is a member of the Community College Consortium for OER Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Learning Outcomes:

Using Texas Learn OER as a backdrop, attendees will be introduced to basic concepts of OER.  Attendees will explore Texas Learn Modules and interact with content. 
  • Learn what open educational resources are
  • Identify how to find and evaluate OER
  • Discover how to adapt, create and share OER
  • Learn how to remix Texas Learn OER for your state
Open Education 101

Speakers
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Carrie Gits

Head Librarian, Austin Community College
Head Librarian, Highland Campus Library at Austin Community College. Library Services OER Team Leader.
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Ursula Pike

Associate Director, Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas
I am the Associate Director of the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex). I have worked in higher education in Texas for over a decade. As coordinator for Austin Community College’s Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative, I supported OER course options as they... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 4:00pm - 4:55pm EST
Concurrent 2
  Open Education 101, Workshop