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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

2:30pm 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

4:30pm 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
Tuesday, November 10

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
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
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