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Monday, November 9

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
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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
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
Wednesday, November 11

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
Thursday, November 12

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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