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Monday, November 9

7:30pm EST

Assess at the Speed of Learning
Assess at the Speed of Learning. This poster session will provide you access to open education websites where you can access free resources to create, adopt, adapt, and share learning outcomes assessment tasks and instruments. The tools included allow attendees to get started searching free, expertly created assessments you can use in your own courses. The tools are easy to use and allow the user to create, adopt, adapt, or share assessments using simulations, quizzes, interactive discussions, rubrics, games, and more. All resources presented are usable in face-to-face or virtual learning experiences. The resources provided include assessment tasks and instruments that are searchable by discipline. If you are looking for a place to get you and your students excited about the possibilities assessing learning, this is the session for you.

Learning Outcomes: Create, adopt, adapt, or share student learning outcomes assessment tasks and assessment instruments using open education practice.

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Carla Rossiter-Smith

Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Pasco-Hernando State College
Carla Rossiter-Smith has a decade of experience working in assessment and institutional research in higher education. Her experience includes presentations at national and local conferences and participation in national working groups on data systems and accountability. Ms. Rossiter-Smith... Read More →

Monday November 9, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
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7:30pm EST

Creating a Health Assessment Open Resource for a Nursing Program and Beyond
The use of electronic open educational resource that is linked directly to the students' learning management system offer ease of use and easy access for students. The high cost associated with the use of textbooks in nursing education is ameliorated by the use of open educational resources. Health assessment is a basic skill by all health professionals, including nurses. This body of knowledge is readily available from many open resources. There was an effort to use and modify available resources in health assessment that will fit the objectives of a health assessment course in most nursing programs. Furthermore, this open resources is continually developed by nurse educators and nurses as they continue to use this resource in their practice.

This session will include a poster presentation and illustration of open content, design and samples from a learning management system.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will:
1. explore issues around adopting open educational resources as references in nursing programs
2. discuss strategies to advocate for students' use of open educational resources in nursing programs
3. analyze course design and teaching strategies around an open textbook in health assessment

This is the link to the presentation: https://sway.office.com/4LG6reHXpTHEWST0?ref=Link

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Raquel Bertiz

Faculty, Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium
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Ching-Chuen Feng

Professor, Nursing Program, Montgomery College

Monday November 9, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
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Tuesday, November 10

7:30pm EST

Use it, Adapt it! New Tutorial on APA Citation
If you’re looking for an open educational resource for learning APA Style citation, this tutorial may be for you! This 30-45 minute self-paced, interactive tutorial created by the University of Alberta Library provides an introduction to APA citation guidelines, 7th edition. The tutorial also explores why citation is important and elements of common source types. The APA Style Citation Tutorial is designed with undergraduate Education students in mind, but as an OER it's available for everyone to use and adapt!

Published through Open Education Alberta, the APA Style tutorial is the first time the open textbook and OER publishing service has been used to develop library teaching materials through the Pressbooks platform. The tutorial was created and published during the shift to increased online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic and local budget cuts to education funding, which emphasized our goals of sustainability and openness for the tutorial. The APA Style tutorial was recently featured in an article in Open Shelf magazine, which discusses the development of the tutorial.

Learning Outcomes
By examining the APA citation tutorial, conference attendees’ will be able to:
  1. Explore an interactive, self-paced open educational resource (OER) for learning APA Style citation,
  2. Discover an example of an OER created in Pressbooks open-source publishing software,
  3. Use or adapt this APA Style citation tutorial for your teaching and resource needs.

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Sarah Adams

Sessional Librarian (former position), University of Alberta

Tuesday November 10, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
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Wednesday, November 11

7:30pm EST

A General Education Science OER by Nonmajor Students
The CORE 101 Pedagogy Project can be found here!

There is oftentimes a mismatch between the level of knowledge required to understand even some of the most basic textbook selections for general education science courses. To that end, students in my general education science course for the past 4 semesters have been writing, editing, and curating OER websites using the Google Sites platform. These websites serve as the “textbook” for my sections of the general education science course I teach.

Instead of focusing solely on content to be memorized, the websites explore the intersection of complex science topics and society. Students are encouraged to explore ways in which their field of study also connects with the topics at hand - criminal justice majors have written about the ethics of DNA fingerprinting, political science majors have written about the politics surrounding climate change. Students have also participated in workshops to ensure the third-party materials they use are openly-licensed and/or make a fair use argument for their inclusion.

One of the goals this year is to disseminate the project so that others can reuse. While there is consideration to shift it to a platform that allows for easier revision and remixing, I wanted to share the usefulness of Google Sites as a platform for open pedagogy projects that can easily be reused by others and is user-friendly, especially for students that have institutional access to G-Suite for Education.

Learning Outcomes: Sharing a student-created OER for general education science educators.

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Heather Miceli

Adjunct Faculty, Roger Williams University
Interests: Open pedagogy in science courses, Adjunct support systems

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

7:30pm EST

Journalism Education Resources for Sustaining Democracy
Learning journalistic skills and values increases civic participation and brings new voices into the conversation about sustaining our democracy. We also believe that design and systems thinking are powerful tools for grappling with uncertainty, not only with respect to the future of journalism but the dilemmas facing our information ecosystem, contemporary society and the planet.

Journalism + Design has developed a set of resources for developing the skills, values, and habits of mind required for practicing journalism in the 21st century, and has adapted these resources for remote education. Our gallery will showcase the exercises, assignments, and materials that have been developed for educators leading student newsrooms, journalism courses, and journalism-adjacent courses such as English composition, digital humanities, communications, and sociology.

Learning Outcomes: Journalism + Design faculty will introduce session attendees to materials, exercises, and assignments that introduce design, systems thinking, and playful pedagogy to journalism and journalism-adjacent courses.

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Blake Eskin

Assistant Professor, Journalism + Design, The New School

Thursday November 12, 2020 7:30pm - 7:30pm EST
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Friday, November 13

3:30pm EST

Collaborative Open Educational Practices: Sharing Evidence-based OER to Facilitate Meaningful Adaptation
Although there is a growing need for more collaborations between education researchers and practitioners (e.g., educators or instructional designers) to promote Open Educational Practices (OEP), the open education community has yet to develop an ecosystem in which education researchers share evidence-based instructional materials as Open Educational Resources (OER) and practitioners share back their customized materials. The quality of OER as instructional materials, but not as a cost-effective alternative to traditional resources, has been traditionally examined by "the perceived quality" through a peer-review process, rather than through actual field studies with its end users. As we see the need for more effective and sustainable OEP efforts, it is increasingly important to establish such a new way of effective collaboration that provides evidence-based OER.

Towards the goal of exploring how we might develop an ecosystem where education researchers and practitioners can share evidence-based resources and engage in OEP, we will offer an example showing one such collaborative OEP. We will show our OER that were created based on the research findings informed by our two research studies and will describe how the collaboration between researchers and educators facilitated our OEP. Specifically, we conducted studies in which education researchers and practitioners designed visual representations in middle-school algebra and evaluated their effectiveness in a real-world context. The OER are offered in different formats to facilitate a variety of use (e.g., use of Google slides as a platform to allow for easy customization or an automated digitized tool to allow efficient adaptation).

We will describe how education researchers and practitioners collaborated in the design and research phases. We will also discuss how sharing evidence-based OER meaningfully facilitates effective OEP.

Learning Outcomes: After engaging with our session/work, education researchers, educators, or instructional designers will be able to discuss with their colleagues (by having a casual conversation or workshop) one way in which researchers and practitioners can effectively collaborate in promoting Open Educational Practices (OEP).

LINK TO THE PRESENTATION PAGE: https://tomonag.org/opened20/

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Tomo Nagashima

Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University

Friday November 13, 2020 3:30pm - 3:30pm EST
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3:30pm EST

Discovering Physical Science Concepts From Everyday Materials
We have developed a pedagogical open access manifoldapp textbook on the “Science of Everyday Materials,” that helps students in learning science topics in the everyday context. This is being used to teach the course physical science for non-science majors. Rather than teaching students in traditional disciplinary bounds: physics, chemistry, biology, our course and resources incorporate examples from everyday life through which the underlying science can be learnt, sometimes cutting across all fundamental physical sciences. Take coffee for examples: grinding beans is a physical process, coffee in itself is a chemical, and caffeine’s effects on our body is biological.

In addition, most of everyday practical ‘materials’ are a combination of solid-liquid properties. Ketchup for example is a liquid when flowing out of a bottle, but a solid when dipping a fry through it. This course features the science behind household materials that have combinations of solid and liquid properties. Apart from textual content, the course features lively experiments such as how to make huge soap bubbles, and the science of Oobleck (magic mud).

In the broader context, this course features how to solve complex problems by understanding their most basic concepts. One example seemingly unconnected to materials is traffic jams. Traffic jams arise from driver-driver interactions, similar to the emergence of material properties from interactions between molecules. Students can apply the quantitative methods learnt during discovering the science behind every day phenomena, to solve problems, in their day to day jobs be it academia or industry.

At this session, we will discuss the different examples from our open textbook and lab experiments, as well as future plans for learning modules to teach core scientific concepts through examples from everyday life.

Learning Outcomes: Teaching science to non-science undergraduate majors is both important and challenging. We have developed pedagogical resources to teach physical science concepts to non-science majors through everyday examples ranging from traditional materials to the science of huge soap bubbles and even traffic jams. These are available in an online textbook form as a manifoldapp project, as part of an Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) grant: https://alg.manifoldapp.org/projects/science-of-everyday-materials

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Skanda Vivek

Assistant Professor, Georgia Gwinnett College

Friday November 13, 2020 3:30pm - 3:30pm EST
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