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Monday, November 9 • 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Faculty OER Experts' Strategies for Advancing Adoption of OER in Higher Education

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In 2011, Saveri and Chwierut described open education/OER as one of seven disruptive innovations in education. For more than a decade, proponents have made a strong case for OER to facilitate students’ academic success. Despite the well-documented value of OER to advancing access, equity, and inclusion, significant progress remains elusive. 
Against this backdrop, in what ways do faculty need to reimagine their work in order to advance OER adoption? What areas do faculty feel are in their purview to reshape to enable greater acceptance of OER? What will move faculty from roles as responders to active leaders in advancing OER use?

In this presentation, I will discuss the results of a study undertaken to grapple with faculty adoption of OER. Sixteen faculty OER experts from diverse institutions provided their insights into the OER activities that they perceived as being most important for faculty to tackle and those activities most likely to be actually adopted by faculty. This presentation will examine the 35 activities identified by the OER expert panel as being needed to advance adoption, and of those 35, the 17 activities they felt most important and the 11 that they felt they had agency to actually implement. Finally, the audience and presenter will engage in a discussion and Q & A of the relatively small number of OER activities that the experts felt were both equally important and likely to be implemented by their faculty colleagues over the next 10 years and discuss how the Expert Panel strategies align with the strategies and priorities at their institutions.

Learning Outcomes:
Attendees will receive strategies as well as insights for advancing faculty adoption of OER from faculty who have utilized OER in their courses for five to fifteen years. These strategies may be used as a basis for beginning or continuing a dialog among faculty colleagues and other partners at their institutions. The discussion among audience members may heighten awareness of activities that need to be prioritized in order to advance OER adoption within their educational environments.

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Stephanie Sterling Brasley

Dean, University Library, California State University, Dominguez Hills
I am interested in networking and learning more about open education, open pedagogy, open research and more.  

Monday November 9, 2020 4:00pm - 4:25pm EST
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  Strategies, Presentation