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Monday, November 9

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
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Wednesday, November 11

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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