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Open Education 101 [clear filter]
Monday, November 9

2:00pm EST

Getting Started with OER
Are you new to open educational resources and want to learn more? This session will cover the basics of OER and building an OER program. Whether you’re an instructor, librarian, administrator, instructional designer, or student advocate, you'll leave this session with a wealth of resources to help you kick-start an OER initiative or your adoption, adaptation, or creation of OER.

Learning Outcomes:
- How OER differ from free resources
- Where to find open textbooks and ancillary materials
- What resources are available for customizing OER
- How to incorporate open pedagogy into a course
- How to collaborate with campus partners and build an OER program
- How to raise awareness of OER
- How to connect with other OER advocates

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Cheryl Cuillier

Open Education Librarian, University of Arizona Libraries

Monday November 9, 2020 2:00pm - 2:25pm EST
Concurrent 2
  Open Education 101, Presentation

2:00pm EST

Open Educational Resources as Tools to Foster Equity
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are available without access fees. In addition to reducing the financial costs of education, the licensing of OER provides flexibility for innovation and creativity through what is termed OER-enabled pedagogy. By promoting access to quality learning materials, being adaptable to student needs and inclusive of diverse communities and people, and providing opportunities to underrepresented groups to share their knowledge and voice, OER serve as a tool to improve teaching and learning and promote social justice in higher education classrooms. As supported by research evidence, the benefits of OER may be particularly helpful for students who have not been well served traditionally in higher education, such as students from lower socioeconomic status backgrounds, first generation students, and students with disabilities. In this interactive discussion on how OER may be used as a tool for social justice, we briefly review the direct impact of OER adoption on reducing financial barriers to accessing education. This is followed by an explanation of OER licensing that allows for instructors to remix and revise materials and how this licensing affords instructors opportunities to adapt materials to be more culturally responsive, effectively align with learning objectives, and inclusive of student needs. Participants will engage with examples of OER in break out rooms to edit, remix, and revise materials to make them better suited for equitable education. This will follow with a discussion of how OER-enabled pedagogy can empower students to be active agents in their own learning through development of materials, collaborative learning, opportunities for sharing ideas and creative expression, and participatory activities. Participants will develop examples of how they could apply these principles in their own courses in break out rooms. By sharing these ideas, participants can give and receive feedback on their OER-enabled pedagogy possibilities and develop ideas for new techniques.

Learning Outcomes:
Understand OER-enabled pedagogy (open pedagogy)
Understand OER licensing
Apply material adaptations to make for more inclusive and equitable teaching

Resources for this session: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W8w3r0_fxhl02I6gDHA9yvH_7fKez8piTAJMGeapMJU/edit?usp=sharing

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Virginia Clinton-Lisell

Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota
Dr. Virginia Clinton-Lisell began her career in education as an ESL teacher in New York City. She then obtained her PhD in Educational Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science at the University of Minnesota where she was trained in educational research. She has published over... Read More →
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Elizabeth Legerski

Associate Professor, University of North Dakota
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Bri Rhodes

PhD student, International Student Advisor, Mount Holyoke College & University of North Dakota
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Staci Gilpin

Assistant Professor, The College of St. Scholastica
I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at The College of St. Scholastica and a doctoral student in Educational Foundations and Research at the University of North Dakota. I teach and design graduate and undergraduate courses using multiple delivery methods to include... Read More →

Monday November 9, 2020 2:00pm - 2:55pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Open Education 101, Interactive Discussion

2:30pm EST

Everything You Didn't Want to Know About OER: A Toolkit That Will Boost Your Confidence
This session is geared toward librarians, but is also relevant to faculty, instructional designers, students, and anyone charged with leading an OER initiative. On many college campuses, advocating for and supporting OER programs is a one-person job...but it doesn't have to be. Let's face it-- not everyone is overly enthusiastic to add one more thing to their job responsibilities. As the role of liaison librarians continues to adapt and evolve, liaison librarians should have a basic understanding of OER and the ways it can support faculty and student success. But who has time?
In this presentation, an OER Librarian from a community college will detail the competencies and resources librarians need in order to collaborate with faculty in supporting and sustaining a strong OER program on their campus.
An easily adaptable “OER Toolkit for Librarians” developed as a capstone project for the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program in 2019-20 will be detailed and shared. The toolkit was developed as a resource for non-OER Librarians, but is useful for anyone tasked with leading an OER program at their institution. Attendees will be introduced to, and/or become more familiar with: open education and open educational resources, copyright and Creative Commons, Open Pedagogy, how to find OER and open images, where to connect with OER communities, and more.

Learning Outcomes:
Attendees of this session will be able to: search efficiently for OER, confidently support faculty working with OER, locate OER community resources, identify and recommend quality OER, adapt an OER toolkit for their own library or institution

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Michelle Beechey

Access Services & OER Librarian, Monroe Community College

Monday November 9, 2020 2:30pm - 2:55pm EST
Concurrent 4
  Open Education 101, Presentation

2:30pm EST

The Beginner's Guide to a College-wide OER Implementation
Representatives from Prince George's Community College will present to you their beginner’s guide to an OER implementation at the organizational level. In this presentation, you will learn about the structure of a sustainable OER initiative, the necessary stakeholders and the project plan that was used to implement OERs at Prince George's Community College. The presenters will discuss how the OER courses were chosen and how faculty were encouraged to participate. They will also talk about the challenges and lessons learned from their first year implementation. At the end of the presentation, you will walk away with a clear and duplicatable process for starting and sustaining a college-wide OER implementation.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the presentation, participants will learn the following:
- The structure and support needed for a college-wide OER implementation
- How to encourage faculty participation
- High impact areas to implement OER courses
- Necessary support for sustainability
- Outcomes and Results
- Lessons Learned

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Deborah Bowles

Coordinator, Professional Development Training, Prince George's Community College
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Michael Smith

Chairman, Technology, Engineering and Construction, Prince George's Community College

Monday November 9, 2020 2:30pm - 2:55pm EST
Concurrent 3
  Open Education 101, Presentation

3:00pm EST

Get Your Bearings: Building Relationships and Using Data to Understand Your Unique Campus
For new OER advocates, learning where to start and how to get traction on their campus can be overwhelming. Popular methods like stipends for faculty, library-based publishing platforms, or learning groups may not be possible due to limited funding, staff, or faculty interest. Strategies that resulted in early adoptions at one school may meet resistance at another, and educational outreach efforts can have a mixed reception. This session will examine how understanding the unique needs and structure of a campus can help librarians and advocates develop strategies tailored to their institution and their capacity for support.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a private, STEM-focused institution with two traditional residential campuses, and a network of online and satellite campuses spread throughout the world. Interest in OER and textbook affordability has grown rapidly since 2017, and a dedicated position was created to support the larger residential campus and the distance learning campus. Each of these campuses have unique challenges and opportunities that make a one-size-fits-all approach untenable, especially with a single position dedicated to textbook affordability.

The presenter will discuss how she built strategic relationships, leveraged existing units on campus, and used data to build tailored strategies for one residential campus and the worldwide online campuses. Each campus will be presented as a case study, and the audience will be invited to consider how they can develop a better understanding of their campus, and how it can be used to inform their OER support and outreach efforts.

Learning Outcomes:
-Participants will explore various strategies to increase understanding of OER challenges and opportunities on their campus.
-Participants will develop an understanding of how to assess advocacy strategies in the context of their campus needs and their support capacity.
-Participants will reflect on their own campus environment in order to identify what advocacy and support approaches might be most effective in their communities.

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Cassandra Konz

Scholarly Communication Librarian, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Cassandra Konz is an early career librarian, self-professed copyright nerd, and generally curious person.  At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, she heads the Open & Affordable Textbook Initiative for the Daytona Beach and Worldwide/Online campuses, which seeks to leverage open... Read More →

Monday November 9, 2020 3:00pm - 3:25pm EST
Concurrent 4
  Open Education 101, Presentation

4:00pm EST

A First Time for Everything: Novice Open Educators Take Center Stage with Open Pedagogy Approaches
Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations was recently published as a collection of OER case studies highlighting the collaborative work surrounding open educational initiatives. As the book’s release was announced, the editors realized the number of first-time authors, peer-reviewers, and copyeditors as these contributors celebrated their scholarly success through social media. Taking a look back, the presenters aim to highlight the stories of a few “first-timers,” addressing their motivations for getting involved (both in open pedagogy and in the book), the process of the work, and the potential impact that the book holds at their campuses and for their career trajectories.

Open Pedagogy Approaches, in itself, was the focus of a local professional development initiative, as a way to learn about and share models of open pedagogical practices while at the same time skilling up to know how to support future open educational ideas. The editors knew that the small editorial team was learning as they went, but did not realize that the high quality of the contributors’ work also included newcomers to open pedagogy who were also looking to develop their skills.

Panelists will include a sampling of authors, peer reviewers, and copyeditors, along with members of the editorial board.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will:
- celebrate the exciting initiatives and professional development opportunities of emerging leaders in open education through their contributions in Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations
- identify the relationship between open publishing and broader venues to develop professional growth
- generate a working list of models, platforms, and tools to encourage open pedagogy practices

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Kim Hoffman

Director of Learning Initiatives, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Moriana Garcia

STEM and Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Rochester
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Louann Terveer

Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications Librarian, DeWitt Wallace Library, Macalester College
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Heather Miceli

Adjunct Faculty, Roger Williams University
Interests: Open pedagogy in science courses, Adjunct support systems
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Carrie Baldwin-SoRelle

Social Sciences/Scholarly Communications Librarian, Lehigh University
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Sarah Siddiqui

STEM Librarian, University of Rochester

Monday November 9, 2020 4:00pm - 4:55pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Open Education 101, Panel

4:00pm EST

OER for Beginners in Texas and Beyond: Texas Learn OER
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.

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

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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

4:30pm EST

“That’s not an Issue Here”: Addressing Myths and Misconceptions about OER at Private Institutions
A common misunderstanding about private colleges is that there is no need for affordable course materials such as open educational resources (OER). The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) is a consortium supporting 24 private institutions across Indiana with their OER efforts via the PALSave affordable learning program. Given the higher tuition price tag, isn't the cost of textbooks just a drop in the bucket? PALNI has encountered this challenging misconception in its efforts to educate faculty about OER. Drawing from recent literature, national data, results from PALNI’s pilot student textbook survey, and further anecdotal evidence gathered from PALNI Affordable Learning participants, this presentation aims to dispel this myth. This session will demonstrate that students at private institutions are quite concerned with and negatively affected by the costs of textbooks, and that many of their faculty are in fact receptive to lowering textbook costs in pursuit of increased student success, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning Outcomes:
Identify the myths and misconceptions about OER at private institutions.
Explore the financial situation private school students face.
Learn about real-world applications of OER programs at private institutions.
Understand the need for OER programs at private institutions.

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Amanda Hurford

Scholarly Communications Director, Private Academic Library Network Of Indiana (PALNI)
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Erin Milanese

Affordable Learning Project Coordinator/Head of Learning Technologies, PALNI/Goshen College
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Jennifer Coronado

Scholarly Communication Librarian, Butler University Libraries

Monday November 9, 2020 4:30pm - 4:55pm EST
Concurrent 3
  Open Education 101, Presentation

5:00pm EST

Design for Open: Strategies and Processes
In this session, participants will learn about the different roles that instructional designers, faculty course developers, and other education professionals can play in the advocacy and promotion of OER and open eduction practices. Example course development templates that utilize OER will be reviewed. This session will also provide a definition of open education practices, what the advantages of these practices might be, and review strategies for including open education processes into the curriculum. Resources and lesson plans that utilize OEP will be shared and discussed. There will be an opportunity for participants to share their own work and practice as well as time for questions.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants in this session will be able to:
• Identify the different roles that instructional designers and faculty course developers can play in the advocacy for OER and open practices,
• Understand how to connect OER to the learning design process using course design templates,
• Identify open strategies that can be applied to course development that promote student engagement and ownership of their learning.

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Geoff Cain

Consultant, GBC Education Consulting
Geoff Cain is an education consultant who is currently working with the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges on instructional design projects. He has previously taught English and Adult Basic Education in the community colleges. He has just finished his third... Read More →

Monday November 9, 2020 5:00pm - 5:25pm EST
Concurrent 4
  Open Education 101, Presentation

5:00pm EST

Generating OER Conversations on Your Campus
Is Open Education a relatively new concept on your campus? Are you interested in kicking off fruitful conversations about OER among faculty, students, and other stakeholders, but don’t know where to start? This presentation will describe three low-stakes ideas for introducing OER in a university setting and for beginning to develop a local community of Open Education supporters and practitioners. While the ideas presented are based on events hosted at Gonzaga University in 2019-2020, suggestions for adapting them to your own institution and to an online environment will also be shared.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this session, attendees should be able to: 1) Articulate the benefits of creating campus conversations around OER; 2) Develop ideas for starting OER conversations at their own institutions.

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Shayna Pekala

Scholarly Communication Librarian, Gonzaga University

Monday November 9, 2020 5:00pm - 5:25pm EST
Concurrent 1
  Open Education 101, Presentation

7:30pm EST

Collaborative Creation between Librarians and English Faculty: Communication and Planning for OER Textbooks
Collaborations between libraries and academic departments can provide the synergistic energies needed to develop and adopt OER texts on a programmatic level. The key to success for such collaborations is to make sure that the interests of both parties are represented, and to understand that different groups may have interests that do not overlap. By identifying and acknowledging the variety of interests at play in collaborative OER projects, authors and creators can increase engagement with and adoption of OER textbooks.

This presentation explores how an interdisciplinary collaboration between an English department and university library resulted in a composition and information literacy OER that was successfully launched in a freshman composition course. By considering the needs and interests of both groups, the OER creators were able to achieve outcomes that their respective organizations found meaningful and which enhanced support for OER adoption.

In the English department the author was interested in creating a flexible and multi-formatted teaching text. In the library, the authors believed an OER textbook could be designed to support and reinforce efforts to embed information literacy into the composition curriculum. Authors from both areas wanted to lower textbook cost for students. Given that the text is used in first-year writing courses, the authors worked diligently to create a textbook that met each of these goals, and that was accessible to all and allowed for equitable access to the content material. Through that process, they discovered that cross-curricular collaborations improve both access and affordability.

This presentation will focus on the lessons learned through that collaborative process that inform the revision of the OER in future iterations. Audience members will learn about the planning and communication consideration that can positively impact collaborations across departments.

Learning Outcomes: Audience member will:

- identify strategies for planning between departments in order to collaborate effectively to create OER textbooks
- recognize how to communicate about different goals for collaborators in order to increase departmental satisfaction and OER success

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Sarah LeMire

First Year Experience and Outreach Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries
Sarah LeMire is the First Year Experience and Outreach Librarian at Texas A&M University. She is interested in information literacy instruction, assessment, scalability of instruction and outreach, and outreach to special populations, especially veterans.
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Kathy Anders

Assistant Professor - Graduate Studies Librarian, Texas A&M University
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Terri Pantuso

Instructional Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Freshman Composition, Texas A&M University
My professional interests include ELA pedagogy, online writing, assessment, maternal studies, and American women writers.

Monday November 9, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
View Anytime
  Open Education 101, Lightning Talk

7:30pm EST

Creating an OER: 101
Step-by-step guide on OER development with an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

Learning Outcomes: Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this module, participants will acquire the following skills:

Participants will be able to identify and locate at least three OER resources.
Participants will gain a broad understanding of content mapping of a module or course.
Participants will be able to apply basic knowledge of reviewing their own learning objectives to determine which OER content is appropriate for their course or module.
Participants will practice and apply kno

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Dr. R. Ann O'Connor

Associate Professor of Communication, Ivy Tech Community College

Monday November 9, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
View Anytime
  Open Education 101, Lightning Talk

7:30pm EST

Creating Open Resources: An Example
This session focuses on a single journey to create a robust set of lecture slides and lecture video for an introductory astronomy course, focusing less on the material itself and more on the process of developing open educational resources (OER) from existing lecture material. The intention is to help highlight the process for anyone else who has thought about contributing to the growing collection of OER worldwide but wasn't sure what considerations should go into that development.

Learning Outcomes: This session is aimed at educators who may be interested in creating open resources but do not know where to start. Goals: 1) identify the steps needed to create robust resources, 2) examine obstacles or pitfalls to avoid, and 3) determine what to do with the completed product.

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Lauren Woolsey

Assistant Professor and OER Coordinator, Grand Rapids Community College

Monday November 9, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
View Anytime
  Open Education 101, Lightning Talk

7:30pm EST

Leading by Example: "Opening up" Library Tutorials
In this lightning talk, we will explain how we transitioned from the abstract to the concrete by turning our OER advocacy into OER creation. We will outline the decision-making process and workflow model behind converting our existing Information Literacy tutorials into an OER eBook: The Niagara College Libraries + Learning Commons Information Skills Online Handbook (https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/ncinfoskills/).

The initial goal of our project was to demonstrate to our faculty that OER creation should not be feared. By demonstrating through example, we became more than just promoters of OER (our traditional role as librarians); we became creators of OER - a process which offered us insight into the faculty experience, and provided us with the lived experience necessary to be confident in our dealings with faculty who are looking to become fledgling OER authors themselves.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
-evaluate their existing institutional material/resources for its potential as an OER
-formulate a manageable process to convert their existing material to OER
-articulate how to begin OER creation

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Jaclyn Chambers Page

Library Facilitator: Information Literacy, Niagara College Canada
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Siscoe Boschman

Library Facilitator: Information Literacy, Niagara College Canada

Monday November 9, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
View Anytime
  Open Education 101, Lightning Talk

7:30pm EST

Learning About Open Educational Resources
This gallery will showcase the use of a rapid authoring tool to create interactive, multimedia-rich, mobile-friendly OER content. Although there are many tools to create OER content, the tool presented provides for a very low learning curve.

Learning Outcomes: Are you looking to educate your audience about OER? How about a way to create responsive OER content that adapts to any device size? What about a way to gather feedback while creating your OER content?

This session will demonstrate OER content created using a rapid authoring tool. By the end of the session, participants will have reviewed an OER course designed to increase the participants' awareness about OER.

Please take a moment to complete the course evaluation. Your cooperation and feedback is greatly appreciated.https://form.jotform.com/michaelporter/loera-evaluation

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Michael L. Porter

Web Services Librarian, Lawson State Community College
Michael currently serves as the Web Services Librarian and liaison to the Business and Computer Science Departments, the Honors College, and our eCollege for Distance Education. In this role, Michael works to integrate Library resources and services into course management software... Read More →

Monday November 9, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
View Anytime
  Open Education 101, Showcase Gallery

7:30pm EST

Off to a Roaring Start: Successes and Lessons from Year One of OER and Textbook Affordability Initiatives"
In 2018, the state higher education commission offered a series of informational programs to increase awareness and adoption of OER in colleges and universities. This spurred our university to include OER as part of the current strategic plan and to form a working group to create a sustainable program of OER education and adoption on campus. At the same time, the library was prioritizing the purchase of textbooks and other course material to increase both physical and electronic course reserves to help ease the burden of textbook costs for students.
In this session, the presenters, one a librarian who is a member of the OER working group and the other the University Librarian who made TAI a priority, will discuss how they combined their efforts to support the launch of a faculty stipend program that includes money not just for traditional OER but also leverages library resources and fair use guidelines to support textbook affordability.
This program, launched in May of 2020 has funded 15 projects to date, some using adoption/adaption/creation of OER, some using course reserves and e-resources, and some using a combination of OER and library resources.
Though this first year has exceeded our expectations, we also learned lessons and adapted the program as we went along to better meet the needs of the students, faculty, and administration. We will discuss these lessons learned and how we plan to continue to refine and improve our program over the course of the next year.

Learning Outcomes: After attending this session, participants will be able to utilize the research and information shared in order to scaffold a similar program at their institution.

Attendees will understand potential issues that may impact the success of their programs and will be able to avoid them.

Participants will be be able to advocate at their institution for a similar program.

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Derek Malone

University Librarian, University of North Alabama
Derek Malone is the University Librarian at the University of North Alabama.
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Jennifer L. Pate

Open Education Resources (OER) & Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of North Alabama

Monday November 9, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
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  Open Education 101, Lightning Talk

7:30pm EST

Starting OER: Advocacy and Promotion
As a librarian who was new to OER responsibilities, it was important to raise awareness on campus and support OER Champions… but where do you start? In this session, I discuss the ways that I have found helpful to advertise, promote, and advocate for Open Educational Resources (OER). As with all endeavors, there are successes and roadblocks which will be covered in this talk. The lessons I learned and can be applied to K-12 and academic libraries.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn about ways in which they easily promote and collaborate with others on Open Educational Resources (OER) from direct contact to events.

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Ruth Monnier

Learning Outreach Librarian, Assistant Professor, Pittsburg State University

Monday November 9, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
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  Open Education 101, Lightning Talk

7:30pm EST

Thinking about Adapting a Textbook? Tips We Learned Along the Way
The cost of textbooks and higher education continues to rise. Students face no-win decisions between expensive textbooks and basic needs. In order to disrupt this situation, faculty and students are driving the development of open-access textbooks and instructional materials.

But where do you begin with creating an open textbook? As instructors of a Critical Thinking in Academic Research course, we wanted an open-access textbook and up-to-date ancillary materials that met the flexibility of the content covered in class. While we used a wide variety of web sites to support the course content, a single textbook that covered all aspects of the course eluded us. Open access information literacy content was not hard to find, however the critical thinking components were best handled by a commercial textbook.

We surveyed our students and listened to their requests for a low cost or free textbook. We decided it was time to take the leap and create something of our own. At that time we were using both an open-access textbook focused on information literacy and a commercial critical thinking textbook. Ultimately we decided not to reinvent the wheel, but to adapt the open access book and dig deep to find a comparable critical thinking open textbook with the content needed to balance the research information.

We will share how we got our project started. We’ll describe what we knew, what we didn’t, how we planned our project, and how to overcome hurdles that pop up along the way.

Learning Outcomes: 1. Discuss the realistic picture and timetable for adapting textbooks

2. Identify the practical steps for online textbook collaboration

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Robin Ewing

Assessment Librarian, St. Cloud State University
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Cindy Gruwell

Assistant Librarian/Coordinator of Scholarly Communication, University of West Florida

Monday November 9, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
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  Open Education 101, Lightning Talk
Tuesday, November 10

12:00pm EST

You Don't Have to Write the Textbook: Curating Your Content for Class
Are you currently using a purchased textbook for a course you are teaching? Does every student have a copy? Does it include examples of different races, gender and living circumstances? Does it have examples of cultures different from your own? Creating an OER resource/textbook for student use can feel like a daunting task. Come and listen while we work to take the fear, anxiety, and uncertainty out of creating such a resource. Adding diversity in your content has many benefits. We aren’t re-writing the textbook, we are guiding student learning by compiling the best resources from open content. Gather a syllabus and a computer as we journey together to start the process.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will identify 3-5 online resources to help them begin curating content for the creation of an OER playlist for a course in which they teach.
Participants will learn that creating an OER textbook does not have to be a daunting task and has many rewards for all involved.
Participants will experience a collaborative work environment that supports a range of ideas in curation of content.

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Gina Loveless

Educational Technology Consultant - OER, Michigan Department of Education
I have been through the ranks of K-12 education from coach, parent, teacher, instructional technology specialist, data specialist, and technology director. I currently am employed with the Michigan Department of Education as an Educational Technology consultant. My first year in this... Read More →

Tuesday November 10, 2020 12:00pm - 12:55pm EST
Concurrent 3
  Open Education 101, Workshop

2:00pm EST

Zero Textbook Cost Degrees: Assess Campus Readiness and Plan for Success
The high cost of textbooks is a well-documented barrier to student success with a disproportionately adverse effect on traditionally underserved students. Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Degrees, a complete pathway of courses where textbooks have been replaced with open educational resources (OER) or zero cost materials, can save students up to 25% of the cost of earning a degree and can accelerate progress towards completion* and reduce equity gaps.**

Institutions developing ZTC degrees are investing in overall student success. Converting all courses in a pathway requires coordination and collaboration across multiple divisions towards a common goal with a shared timeline. Faculty, staff, administrators, and student affairs are critical advocates in the success of these programs.

Join this workshop to assess your college’s readiness to embark on ZTC degrees. Discuss how to identify potential degree pathways and campus stakeholders that can support the work. Learn about building a cross-functional team to support faculty development and delivery of courses and how to align the goals and messaging of ZTC with other strategic student success initiatives on campus to ensure longer term viability.

* Hilton, J., Fischer, L., Wiley, D., & Williams, L. (2016). Maintaining Momentum Toward Graduation: OER and the Course Throughput Rate. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 17(6). http://dx.doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v17i6.2686

**Colvard, N., Watson, E., Park, H (2018). The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics,cVolume 30, Number 2, 262-276 , http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/pdf/IJTLHE3386.pdf

Learning Outcomes:
Assess the readiness and goals for your institution to begin a Z-degree program
Select the Z-degree discipline or certificate program
Build the team and plan the workflow and support for faculty and student outreach
Course Design Considerations
Planning deployment and feedback/outcome collection
Sharing with campus stakeholders and linking with strategic goals

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James Glapa-Grossklag

Dean, College of the Canyons
James Glapa-Grossklag is the Dean of Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning at College of the Canyons (California, USA). He directs the statewide CCC DECT grant and also co-coordinates Technical Assistance for the CCC Zero Textbook Cost grant program. James... Read More →
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Ron Oxford

Librarian, West Hills College Lemoore
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Kelsey Smith

OER Librarian, West Hills College Lemoore
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Liz Yata

Manager of Communities of Practice, CCCOER - Open Education Global
I manage, coordinate, and support the activities of OE Global’s regional node for US community colleges, the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER), which includes membership, online events, workshops, webinars, and social media. As well as providing support for major global events such as the annual Open Education Global Conference and Open Education Week... Read More →
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Una Daly

CCCOER, Director, Open Education Global

Tuesday November 10, 2020 2:00pm - 2:55pm EST
Concurrent 2
  Open Education 101, Workshop

3:00pm EST

Employing Students as Partners in Open Educational Resource Creation
Open educational resources are linked to a more accessible and affordable format of higher education, as well as being shown to increase student learning overall (Hilton, 2016). Despite these benefits, the uptake of OERs has been slow in the post-secondary sector. Some educators have been hesitant to pursue OERs in their courses due to confusion of ownership and licensing, funding, institutional recognition, and most commonly, time (Hocevar, 2017).

This presentation seeks to address these barriers by introducing the concept of using students as partners in the creation, adaption, and adoption of OERs. The given presentation will provide an overview of three main points:
Why hiring students as partners in OERs serves as a solution to the barriers faced by educators in OER creation.
How to navigate student funding, including discovering existing grant and employment opportunities, and the training required for OER creation.
The benefits for both faculty and students for participating in a partnered OER creation.

This presentation will walk participants through a conceptual methodology of how to pair the need for greater OER initiatives on campuses, with the need for students to develop skills and attributes for success in post-secondary education and beyond. The processes and benefits students gain as full-time collaborators of OER partnerships will be based off of High Impact Practice and Students as Partners literature (cf. Kuh 2008, (Frison & Melacarne, 2017; Bovill & Felten, 2016).

Bovill, C., & Felten, P. (Eds.). (2016). Engaging students as partners in learning and teaching: Implications for academic development. International Journal for Academic Development: Special Issue, 21(1), 1-90.

Frison, D., & Melacarne, C. (2017). Fostering “student voice” to improve teaching & learning methods in higher education. Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education, 1(20). Retrieved from http://repository.brynmawr.edu/tlthe/vol1/iss20/6

Hilton, J. (2016) Open educational resources and college textbook choices: a review of research on efficacy and perceptions. Education Tech Research and Development, 64(4), 573 – 590.

Kuh, G. (2008). High Impact Educational Practices. What are they, Who has Access to them and Why they Matter. Washington, D.C.: Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Learning Outcomes:
Throughout this presentation, participants will gain a better understanding of the role of students as partners (SAP) in adopting, adapting, and creating open educational resources (OERs). This session will focus on how to navigate hiring students, training students, and the mutual benefits of student partnership for both students and faculty as backed by SAP literature (cf Bovill, C., & Felten, P., 2016)

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Kim Mears

Health Sciences & Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Prince Edward Island
Kim Mears is the Health Sciences and Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Prince Edward Island. She manages the Robertson Library's repository and faculty profile system, IslandScholar, and supports researchers with data management through data.upei.ca. Kim also... Read More →
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Meghan Landry

Scholarly Communications Librarian, St. Francis Xavier University
Meghan Landry is currently a Scholarly Communications Librarian at Angus L. Macdonald Library, StFX University, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Her scholarly interests and projects include institutional repositories (Islandora), open access, accessibility and Universal Design for Learning... Read More →
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Tiffany MacLennan

Research Fellow and Strategist, The Maple League of Universities
Tiffany MacLennan is a recent graduate of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS and has been a strong advocate for OER adoption in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Through her time as the Vice President Academic for the StFX Students’ Union, a Senator for the StFX Senate... Read More →

Tuesday November 10, 2020 3:00pm - 3:25pm EST
Concurrent 4
  Open Education 101, Presentation

6:00pm EST

Hit a Wall? Practical Pathways When You Can’t Find the OER You Need
While the pandemic has brought about an increase in interest in OER textbooks, many faculty will initially hit a dead-end when looking for a replacement textbook. What best practices can librarians and instructional designers draw on to turn what could be a dead-end search into future OER win? While the pandemic has brought about an increase in interest in OER textbooks, many faculty will initially hit a dead-end when looking for a replacement textbook. As Open Education matures, the conversations that we have with faculty can drive larger curricular and infrastructural changes needed to support broader adoption of OER in higher education. This session is designed for those with introductory knowledge of OER and are interested in the best practices on collaborating with faculty and with taking their campus OER efforts to the next level. Listen and pose questions to a panel of OER advocates that have a combined 40+ years of experience with OER “dead-end” searches and solutions. Strategies they will discuss will include approaches to advocating for faculty publishing, faculty community support, non-textbook OER options, campus advocacy efforts, and more.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will be able to 1) Describe, adapt and adopt strategies for converting OER search fails into successes 2) Support publishing OER efforts on their campus 3) Reimagine instructional design to incorporate non-traditional OER and 4) Brainstorm ways to effectively connect faculty with a network of support

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Lesley Farmer

Professor, California State University
Dr. Farmer, CSU Long Beach Professor, coordinates its Teacher Librarianship program, and manages CSU's ICT Literacy Project. She chairs CSLA's CSI and the Research Committee. She has over 30 published books, 100s of articles and book chapters.
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Cyril Oberlander

Library Dean, Humboldt State University Library
Humboldt State University Press http://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/
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Bryan D. Berrett

Director, Center for Faculty Excellence, Fresno State
Bryan Berrett has been a Deaf Studies faculty member since 1997 and currently is the Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at Fresno State. The center provides faculty support with a team of instructional designers, faculty-driven learning communities, accessibility support... Read More →
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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.

Tuesday November 10, 2020 6:00pm - 6:25pm EST
Concurrent 3
  Open Education 101, Presentation
Wednesday, November 11

12:00pm EST

The Power of Student Voice in the Open Education Movement
Students are the end consumers for Open Educational Resources (OER). In order to have a discussion about diversity, pedagogy, quality of materials, and many other common conference topics, advocates must first understand what students needs are. In this panel led by former Student Body President Winni Zhang, former Student Union President Hailey Babb, the panelists will share their stories of policies that worked on their respective campuses as well as policies that can be modeled at other institutions. The presentation will discuss what a student-centric approach truly looks like, and how the OER community can continue to empower student voice in all parts of the open education movement. Understanding that each campus/organization is different, the panel will provide the audience with ample Q&A time to address the concerns the audience may have regarding their specific campuses or in general.

Learning Outcomes:
Attendees will walk away with:
1. An understanding of the importance of students in the fight for OERs.
2. A plan to mobilize and empower student voices on their respective campuses.
3. Case studies of how student advocacy at two seperate institutions advanced open education on the respective campuses.
4. An opportunity to ask former student leaders specific challenges to mobilizing students on their own campuses.
5. A new framework for viewing open education that is student-centric.

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Hailey Babb

Open Education Coordinator, SPARC
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Winni Zhang

Open Education Ambassador, SPARC

Wednesday November 11, 2020 12:00pm - 12:55pm EST
Concurrent 2
  Open Education 101, Panel

4:00pm EST

Digital Storytelling Workshop: The Three Ps of Sharing the OER Story
Strong stories are the fabric of effective communications; they can share experiences, humanize statistics, highlight needs, convey emotions, change minds, and move audiences to action. In our increasingly digital world, online storytelling is essential to any communications strategy—since March, internet use has increased by 25 percent and social media use has increased by more than 20 percent. Compelling online storytelling is more important than ever to cut through the noise, grab attention, and help make OER more accessible, understandable, and appealing.

This interactive session will cover the three Ps of digital storytelling: Perspective, Platform, and Persistence. The Three P’s can help you strategically share your OER stories. Through a series of exercises and examples of strong stories inside and outside the education sector, this session will change the way you tell--and amplify--your OER stories online. It will give you the tools you need to start integrating more stories into your digital communications strategy to reach and engage your audiences with the benefits of OER.

Learning Outcomes:
You will learn how to extend the reach and power of your OER stories online, including user-centered design and outreach, gathering user-generated content, the differences between various social media and web platforms, which platforms are best to reach your target audiences, and how to market your content across multiple channels over a longer period of time.

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Kelsey Howe

Senior Account Executive, GMMB
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Garth Moore

Senior Vice President, Digital, GMMB

Wednesday November 11, 2020 4:00pm - 4:55pm EST
Concurrent 3
  Open Education 101, Workshop

7:30pm EST

Advocacy Starts at Home: Supporting OER as a Parent/Community Member in K-12 Education
During this pandemic, I found myself attending more Board of Education meetings for my school district than ever before. All of the parents of my children's friends now had opinions on online learning and the ed tech platforms being used by the district. Other parents told me they were now emailing the superintendent on a weekly basis. After listening to discussions of the budget that my district was spending on PPE because of the pandemic and the discussion of Black Lives Matter and diversifying the curriculum, OER seemed like the answer in terms of cost and curriculum. These community conversations made me consider my role as a parent and community member and how my expertise in open education could benefit my local schools.

I did some research on K-12 OER and saw that the 2020 Bayview Analytics survey found that OER awareness among K-12 teachers and administrators was low, with only 17% responding that they were very aware or aware of OER. Those who are aware of OER are often fuzzy on the details, particularly around Creative Commons licensing. As a parent and community member, I developed a letter to the superintendent for my local school district about OER. If OER advocates at OpenEd reused, revised, or remixed this letter, we could easily raise awareness of OER in K-12.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will consider their roles as OER advocates as community members and parents in their local school districts.
Participants will be able to retain, reuse, revise, remix, or redistribute a letter for their local school district about the benefits of OER in K-12.

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Stacy Katz

Open Resources Librarian, Lehman College, CUNY

Wednesday November 11, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
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Thursday, November 12

11:00am EST

Building a High Impact Car as We Raced It: Developing a Multi-discipline, Large-scale OER Collection
In May, 2020, the NC General Assembly awarded funds to the University of North Carolina System to fund a multi-pronged approach to support faculty and students transitioning to remote and online learning both during the summer and looking ahead to the upcoming academic year. Included in this effort was the development and launch of a multi-discipline resource of digital course enhancements curated and peer reviewed by over 150 UNC System faculty, librarians, and instructional designers from 17 institutions.

During this presentation, participants will learn about the genesis of the project -- where the idea originated and why it happened so quickly, how we connected development of agreed-upon student learning outcomes to outcome specific open educational resources, and the process of winning over faculty to OER in the process. We’ll share our experiences with nebulous licensing, a template for identifying meta-data used across the collection, and our next move to establish a repository for UNC System faculty to utilize in the future. Lastly, participants will experience equity and inclusion models incorporated into Chemistry course collections by two teams of faculty, and will gain ideas for their own equity and inclusion modules.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and access the resource.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will hear about launching a large-scale, discipline specific, fast-paced project; Participants will have the following takeaways: Process map; meta-data template; examples of incorporating diversity into open ed content; and access to the course collection.

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Michelle Soler

Director, Competency-Based Education & Assessment, UNC System Office
Michelle Solér is the research and development lead for competency-based education for the UNC System Office. Her work helps to clear the path for institutions across the University of North Carolina System's 17 campuses as faculty and staff consider, design, and implement innovative... Read More →
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Enoch Park

Quality Matters / Online Learning Specialist, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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Sarah Falls

University Librarian, UNC School of the Arts
I'm most interested in equitable access to information. Most recently, I've been working on the Course Enhancement project with the UNC System. 
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Tonya Gerald-Goins

Associate Professor, NCCU

Thursday November 12, 2020 11:00am - 11:25am EST
Concurrent 3
  Open Education 101, Presentation

2:00pm EST

Accessibility in OER Design
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Open Educational Resources are immediately more accessible than your typical resources due to the elimination of cost barriers, but there are more barriers to access than cost, and there is more to “open” than licensing.

This hands-on workshop will take you through some basic, practical ways to create open resources that are equally open and accessible to people with learning and/or physical disabilities. We'll go through applications that most instructional faculty are familiar with—Word and PowerPoint—and we’ll go through an easy way to produce captions for your multimedia content in YouTube. We'll also discuss aspects of more accessible images, web content, and audiovisual materials. This workshop will take you through the benefits of accessible materials from a position of nondiscrimination and inclusion instead of legal compliance.

By the end of the workshop, attendees should be able to:
  • Create a resource that is more accessible to all people, regardless of ability, using a few common applications
  • Advocate for accessibility within any educational resource program by educating on the value of accessibility and inclusive design

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Jeff Gallant

Program Director, Affordable Learning Georgia, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
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Tiffani Reardon

Affordable Learning Georgia Program Manager, University System of Georgia
Talk to me about: instructional design, tech com/writing, accessibility, oer, open pedagogy, dogs, cats, geek stuff

Thursday November 12, 2020 2:00pm - 2:55pm EST
Concurrent 3
  Open Education 101, Workshop
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