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OPEN FL

Guide for the open and affordable learning community of Florida, OPEN FL.

Welcome

May 13-14 2021

Thank you to our Committee Members:

Elena Lazovskaia-Hall

Cindy Gruwell

Christina Hastie

Simone Williams

Lori Albrizio

Frank, Ilene

Richard Hodges

Afsaneh Iranpour-Farhadi

Victor Lawrence

Uskokovich, Sharon L.

Dew, Shannon L.

James Paradiso

Sarah Hammill

Dominicis, Erick

Nashla Dawahre

Rackley, Nora

Stephen Szanati

Simonne Jackson

Bob Hartnett

Shawn Wilson

Chase Fiorini

Mike Neff

Mark Adams

Rebel Cummings-Sauls

FLVC Leadership: John Opper and Elijah Scott

Sponsors:


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OER Summit 2021

The OER Summit is Back in 2021.

Summit Update:

Due to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus, we had to cancel the 2020 OER Summit. We have heard from many of you about the importance of this summit so we have decided to move forward with the 2021 OER Summit in a virtual environment. We look forward to “seeing” you this year at our virtual event and we remain hopeful for the possibility of more in-person events returning in the coming years.

OER Summit Overview

Building on our previous events and efforts, we are excited to offer the opportunity for Florida stakeholders, of all roles, to come together to work on reducing the cost of textbooks and supplies for our sunshine state students. Faculty, students, librarians, instructional designers, support services, and higher education administrators will not want to miss this year’s event as we explore tools and resources to help them in their OER journey at their home institution.

When:

May 13-14, 2021

Where:

Online Virtual Platform

Topics of interest for this year’s summit:

  • Sustainable OER
  • Peer-review standards
  • Library & affordable options
  • Grant recipient stories
  • Supplementary; Beyond the textbook
  • Integrations with the Learning Management System
  • Licensing and Copyright
  • Applications of OER through EdTech
  • Platforms for OER
  • Impact of the Pandemic

Check Back Often

We will continue to add updates as we finalize plans.


What past attendees have said about the OER Summit

"I was so pleased to see the excitement and passion from Summit presenters and attendees alike for helping their students be successful through the adoption of OER and open educational practices such as open pedagogy."

Una Daly Director, Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) 2019 Keynote Speaker

Anonymous Attendees:

  • I've attended many national conferences and the OER Summit was as good as any. Thank you!
  • I plan to come back! One of the BEST Conferences I have ever attended!!!
  • Awesome national presenters and professionally executed conference overall.
  • Excellent speakers, good faculties, and the FLVC staff were awesome.
  • What's not to like? I learned something from every speaker. Great variety!
  • Would highly recommend the conference to others.

Schedule 

Day 1

9:00-9:05- WELCOME

9:05-9:30- FEATURED Speaker (Group) 

  • Building Campus Partnerships 

9:30-10:30-FEATURED Speaker(Group) 

  • Bringing Marginalized Voices into the Classroom with OER 

10:30-11:00- Coffee Sponsor Presentation and Yoga Break (Group) 

  • Gold Sponsor 

  • Yoga Session with Amber Karlins 

1:30-2:30- Workshop selection (Individual) 

2:30-3:00- Break and Network (Group) 

  • Open Discussions and Round Tables 

3:00-3:30- CLOSE (Group) 

Diamond Sponsor 

CLOSE

Day 2

9:00-9:05- WELCOME

9:05-9:30- FEATURED Speaker (Group) 

  • Growing the Open Education Field with State and Regional Leadership Networks 

9:30-10:30- Lightning Talks (Group) 

  • Graduate Student Buy-In as the Future of OER 

  • Texas Learn OER 

  • Why Curating OER is Just as Good as Creating It 

  • The Open RN Grant and Faculty OER Training: Open Resources for Nursing 

10:30-11:00- Coffee Sponsor Presentation and Yoga Break (Group) 

  • Gold Sponsor 

  • Yoga Session with Brenda Skiles 

  • Open Discussions and Round Tables 

2:30-3:30- FEATURED Speaker (Group) 

  • Diamond Sponsor 

  • Moving Beyond Student Voice- Taking Action for Textbook Affordability at University of Central Florida 

  • CLOSE 

Speaker Bios

Featured Speakers

Johannah White

Instruction & OER Librarian

Johannah White is currently the Reference Librarian for OER/Instruction at Baton Rouge Community College. As an advocate for the Open movement, she advises faculty on finding/using OER, assignment creation incorporating OER, copyright, and Open Access publishing. Previously, she served as Reference Librarian/Instruction Coordinator at Xavier University of Louisiana and Humanities Reference Librarian at Tulane University. Her research interests include promoting inclusion in diverse classrooms and OER. She holds a B.A. in Russian language and literature from the University of Kansas and a MLS from Indiana University, Bloomington

 

Cheryl Cuillier

Open Education Librarian

Cheryl Cuillier is the Open Education Librarian at the University of Arizona. She leads OER initiatives for the UA Libraries and manages the UA’s Pressbooks network. She is also a trainer for the Open Education Network and one of the instructors for the OEN’s Certificate in OER Librarianship.

 

 

Cailyn Nagle

U.S. PIRG Affordable Textbook Campaign Director

Cailyn serves as the U.S. PIRG Affordable Textbook campaign director, working to expand the use of open textbooks by empowering students and building a diverse coalition of students, staff and faculty. In her past role with the Student PIRGs at the UCLA and UC Riverside campuses, Cailyn organized on issues ranging from renewable energy to fighting hunger on campus.

 

Una Daly

Director of Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources

Una Daly is the Director of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) at Open Education Global, a community of practice with college members across the United States. CCCOER promotes the awareness and adoption of open educational policies, practices, and resources to enhance student equity and access while supporting faculty choice of openly licensed curriculum materials.

A national leader in the Open Education movement for over a decade, she has previously partnered with both the California Community Colleges’ Zero Textbook Cost Degree program and Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree initiative to provide technical assistance and professional development to grantee colleges.

CCCOER recently launched the Regional Leaders of Open Education Network to support open education leadership collaboration across institutional and state boundaries and is co-leading the Open for Anti-racism project focused on using OER and open pedagogy to integrate anti-racist content and practices in the classroom.

 

Brissa Loayza

Textbook Affordability Campaign Coordinator

Brissa Loayza is a third year student at the University of Central Florida pursuing a degree in Political Science. Brissa is the textbook affordability campaign coordinator and incoming Vice Chair for Florida PIRG Students at UCF. This Spring, she organized the Stop Opt-Out campaign at UCF to protect student choice and works to promote open textbooks.

 

John Martinous

President and founder of Wiki Knights and Student

John Martinous is a 2021 graduate of Political Science from the University of Central Florida. He is the founder of the student organization Wiki Knights, an organization dedicated to the creation and promotion of open-source textbooks for the student body, and was the organization’s president for two years. As president he helped organize the “Stop Opt-Out” campaign with the help of the Florida PIRG to protect student choice for textbooks and to promote open-source alternatives. John has helped create four open-source texts and has worked on campaigns to promote the use of open-source texts.

Sponsorships

Sponsorships

The 2021 OER FLVC Summit, May 13-14, will bring together higher education leaders to dicuss the future of education. By sponsoring this virtual event, your business will gain valuable exposure to the industry insiders who are creating the educational programs of tomorrow.


Sponsor Packages

Diamond Sponsor - SOLD OUT

($2,000) First Day Digital Lunch for first 200 attendees ($10 digital gift card for lunch)

  • Sponsors acknowledged on all printed and digital materials for the conference, website, and social media
  • One meeting space for the entire conference, to allow attendee drop ins and discussions
  • 15-minute educational presentation about your company/organization and a current industry trend after lunch
  • Complimentary conference registration for three attendees
  • Full digital letter sheet within attendee digital packet
  • Two Marketing Blasts- Opt-in option for attendees

($2,000) Second Day Digital Lunch for first 200 attendees ($10 digital gift card for lunch)

  • Sponsors acknowledged on all printed and digital materials for the conference, website, and social media
  • One meeting space for the entire conference, to allow attendee drop ins and discussions
  • 15-minute educational presentation about your company/organization and a current industry trend after lunch
  • Complimentary conference registration for three attendees
  • Full digital letter sheet within attendee digital packet
  • Two Marketing Blasts- Opt-in option for attendees

Gold Sponsor - SOLD OUT

($1,000) Day 1 Digital Coffee Break for first 200 attendees ($5 digital gift card to coffee chain)

  • Sponsors acknowledged on all printed and digital materials for the conference, website, and social media
  • Complimentary conference registration for three attendees
  • 5-minute welcome at the beginning of the day’s events
  • Half-size digital letter sheet within attendee digital packet
  • One Marketing Blast- Opt-in option for attendees

($1,000) Day 2 Digital Coffee Break for first 200 attendees ($5 digital gift card to coffee chain)

  • Sponsors acknowledged on all printed and digital materials for the conference, website, and social media
  • Complimentary conference registration for three attendees
  • 5-minute welcome at the beginning of the day’s events
  • Half-size digital letter sheet within attendee digital packet
  • One Marketing Blast- Opt-in option for attendees

Silver Sponsor

($500- Multiple Opportunities) Collection of Print OER Textbooks for Library of one random drawing of attendee names

  • Sponsors acknowledged on all printed and digital materials for the conference, website, and social media
  • Complimentary conference registration for three attendees
  • Recognition at the event
  • Quarter-size digital letter sheet within attendee digital packet
 

Due to the virtual nature of this event, delivery of all sponsorship opportunities is not guaranteed. If you’re interested in being an OER Summit sponsor, please contact Rebel Cummings-Sauls for more information.

System Requirements

System requirements and supported platforms

  • Supported operating systems: Windows 7 and later (32-bit and 64-bit), macOS X 10.10 and later
  • Supported mobile operating systems: Android 4.4 and later, iOS 10 and later
  • Supported web browsers: Chrome (last 3 versions), Edge RS2 and later, Firefox (last 3 versions), Internet Explorer 11, Safari
 

Note: Microsoft Teams will not support Internet Explorer 11 starting November 30, 2020. Learn more. Please note that Internet Explorer 11 will remain a supported browser. Internet Explorer 11 is a component of the Windows operating system and follows the Lifecycle Policy for the product on which it is installed.

Note: Linux isn't supported for live events.

Supported Platforms

Notes

  • Teams and Skype Room Systems and Surface Hubs can only support live event presenters.
  • Teams for Windows 10 S can't support presenters or producers.

 

Agenda Day 1

Day 1 - Thursday, May 13, 2021


9:00-9:05 AM

Welcome - Opening Remarks (Group)

*This event takes place on EDT time

9:05-9:30 AM

Featured Speaker (Group)

Presenter(s):

Cheryl Cuillier, Open Education Librarian, University of Arizona, (ccuillie@arizona.edu)

Session Description:

Building strong campus partnerships is a critical part of establishing and sustaining your OER program. This session shares strategies that are helping to grow the University of Arizona’s OER initiative, including collaboration with the university bookstore, teaching & learning center, instructional designers, and others. Learn how UA’s OER Action Committee, learning communities, and revisions to the faculty handbook, are increasing awareness of OER and enthusiasm for open pedagogy.

9:30-10:30 AM

Featured Speaker (Group)

Presenter(s):

Johannah White, Instruction & OER Librarian, Baton Rouge Community College, (johannah.white@gmail.com)

Session Description:

Using the social justice definitions offered by Dr. Sarah Lambert in her work on Open Education, Johannah highlights the possibilities inherent in creating OER in a HBCU classroom to bring marginalized voices into the curriculum.  Learn how she, as a teaching and OER librarian, collaborated with a professor and her students to build an Omeka site that documents New Orleans’ African-American culture in the neighborhoods that surround Xavier University. Johannah describes how student-centered co-creation of learning materials afford learners of color the opportunity and privilege to represent their own attitudes, experiences, customs, and language without the editorial interference typical of conventional publishing. Few experiences are as powerful for students as storytelling, capturing those stories in text and images, and preserving them for future viewers and learners. Learn about how the power and social acceptance inherent in documenting these stories remains an unusual and unaccustomed phenomenon for communities of color, and how those stories can encourage instructors to promote diversity and social justice in their course creation.

10:30-11:00 AM

Coffee Sponsor Presentation and Yoga Break (Group/Individual)

Gold Sponsor

Yoga Session with Amber Karlins

11:00-12:00 AM

Mixed Session Selection (Individual)

Presenter(s):

Hugh McGuire, Founder and CEO, Pressbooks, (hugh@pressbooks.com)

James R. Paradiso, Instructional Designer, University of Central Florida (james.Paradiso@ucf.edu)

John Martinous III, Wiki Knights Founder and President, University of Central Florida (john.martinous@knights.ucf.edu)

Session Description:

Join this informative conversation between UCF’s Jim Paradiso and Pressbooks’ Hugh McGuire about the power of OER adaptation, and how it can positively impact student learning in the classroom. Follow along as they describe how the true power of “open” is the freedom to optimize large, introductory open textbooks to have a greater impact on student success. Learn how Jim and a group of dedicated educators have enhanced an OpenStax textbook (General Psychology) by importing it into Pressbooks and adding H5P interactive activities, quizzes, and other interactives to make it more engaging for students—and by doing so, created an open solution that rivals costly commercial, pre-packaged courses.

Presenter(s):

Dr. Lori Baker, Southwest Minnesota State University (lori.baker@smsu.edu)

Dr. Amanda Bemer, Southwest Minnesota State University (amanda.bemer@smsu.edu)

Lisa Lucas Hurst, Assistant Professor of English, Southwest Minnesota State University, (lisa.lucas@smsu.edu)

Session Description:

This presentation will explain the process of writing three different grants (all funded through the Minnesota State University System Office) that resulted in an open, online textbook for a 200-level research writing course that introduces students to the reading, writing, research, and documentation expected in their respective disciplines.

Learn about the vision and process for implementing the grants, why an online textbook was the chosen format, how faculty contribution and adoption were achieved, how the textbook is changing campus conversation and aiding campus equity initiatives, and ways that you can build upon these successes and contribute a disciplinary perspective at your institution.

Presenter(s):

Nashla Dawahre, Director of Online Career & Academic Advising Services, Florida Virtual Campus, (ndawahre@flvc.org)

Ashley Thimmes, Product Manager, Florida Virtual Campus, (AThimmes@flvc.org)

Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Director of Digital Services and OER, Florida Library Services , (rsauls@flvc.org)

Sarah Paige, Instructor/Librarian, Eastern Florida State College, (paiges@easternflorida.edu)

Ujjwal Chakraborty, PhD, Dean of Arts & Sciences, FSCJ Online, (U.Chakraborty@fscj.edu)

Session Description:

The Florida Virtual Campus will share details about its collaboration with a statewide workgroup to add textbook cost indicators to Florida’s public postsecondary course catalog.  Learn how low and zero textbook costs are defined and identified; recommendations on classifications, use and design of the indicators; and best practices for implementation.

Presenter(s):

Prue Adler, Senior Policy Fellow, American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (padlerdc@gmail.com)

Will Cross, Director, Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center, NC State University Libraries (wmcross@ncsu.edu)

Meredith Jacob, Public Lead for Creative Commons, American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (mjacob@wcl.american.edu)

Session Description:

For open education to meet its potential as a transformative and inclusive practice, creators must have access to the most current and relevant materials even when those materials are protected by copyright.

This principle is well-illustrated by course materials that engage with civic and social activism. Activism is often public, fast-moving, and collaborative across formal and informal communities. Materials documenting this work are necessary for understanding and teaching about activism but unlikely to be openly licensed, particularly when they are new, contested, and developed by creators that are not familiar or engaged with OER.

To meet these needs, the Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Open Education was developed to explain how fair use can empower creators to build open resources based on pedagogy and inclusivity, unencumbered by legal uncertainty and anxiety. This session introduces the Code and grounds the work it makes possible in the context of teaching about activism and civic engagement. Participate in an interactive discussion about the Code, and walk through issues illustrated by this work. Participants will leave ready and inspired to support the creation of the most impactful and engaging resources in this area, as well as OER that reflect activism being done in their local communities.


12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch (At your Leisure)

Presenter(s):

Laura Bishop, Director of Library and Media Center, Laura Bishop: The Hun School of Princeton (laura.lab@gmail.com)

Alison Cole: Scholarly Communications & Outreach Librarian, Felician University (colea@felician.edu)

Marilyn Ochoa: Director, Library Services at Middlesex College (mochoa@middlesexcc.edu)

Mark Sullivan, SobekCM Programmer, OpenNJ, (mark.v.sullivan@sobekdigital.com)

Session Description:

Among the most successful collaborative projects of New Jersey higher education institutions is the development and use of an open source statewide repository for hosting and increasing visibility of adopted OER. While many institutions maintain their own OER through institutional or repositories, OpenNJ allows institutions without that capacity to manage and host OER. OpenNJ also builds a community of practice around OER, enabling educators to learn what open resources are already being used.

This session focuses on feedback and recommendations received from librarians, faculty, administrators, and educational technologists who participated in usability testing designed to ensure OpenNJ meets the needs and expectations of educators, and to foster ownership that leads greater likelihood of use.

1:00-1:30 PM

Session selection (Individual)

Presenter(s):

Amanda Coolidge, Director of Open Education, BCcampus, (acoolidge@bccampus.ca)

Andrew McKinney, OER Coordinator, City University of New York, (andrew.mckinney@cuny.edu)

Session Description:

Anyone familiar with the OER community knows that questions about the role of OER work in tenure, promotion, and reappointment are constants at conferences and on listservs where OER practitioners and administrators congregate. However, as criteria for tenure and promotion vary greatly between different types of institutions – and even between different departments within an institution – answering those questions can be daunting.

An adaptable advisory model, called the “OER Contributions Matrix,” has been created to approach this conundrum and to help guide faculty as they attempt to include their OER work in their tenure and promotion portfolios. The tool was developed by a work group within Driving OER Sustainability for Student Success (DOERS3) -- a collaborative of state, province, and system wide OER initiatives that work together to help the OER community realize the potential of OER in a sustainable fashion. During this session, members of DOERS3 will provide insight into the OER Contributions Matrix, explain how it came about, and will share some potential uses for the document. Includes a short brainstorming session on how the matrix can be adapted for use at local institutions.

Presenter(s):

Yang Wu, Open Resources Librarian, Clemson University (ywu9@clemson.edu)

Session Description:

Peer learning services in higher education provide students free tutoring and supplemental instruction, supporting tens of thousands of college students each year.

This session examines the importance of peer learning services in building and sustaining the impact of OER programs, and will highlight ways to foster collaboration between OER and these services. The presentation will focus on a case study at Clemson University where peer learning services have worked since 2019 to integrate OER into its activities, and will discuss examples from a qualitative survey of 100 tutors who have used OER to highlight the usefulness of OER in peer learning.

Presenter(s):

Lisa Lucas Hurst, Assistant Professor of English, Southwest Minnesota State University (lisa.lucas@smsu.edu)

Dan McGuire, Executive Director, SABIER (danmcguir@gmail.com)

Session Description:

The perfect complement to using an LMS is OER. Whether adopting a full textbook or using a curated collection of OER, the benefits include student cost savings, adaptability of content to fit cultural context, and the ability to provide multi-modal pedagogical strategies (audio, print, visual) to support multiple learning styles and levels of English proficiency. In addition, OER are portable assets that can be freely shared in the high school setting, and are also emerging as a potent equity strategy.

This session showcases the successful collaboration between an educational non-profit and a public university to provide incentivized LMS & OER training to teachers in high school settings.

1:30-2:30 PM

Workshop selection (Individual)

Presenter(s):

Hailey Babb, Open Education Coordinator, SPARC, (hailey.e.babb@gmail.com)

Session Description:

Over the course of 16 years, the Open Education Conference ("OpenEd") evolved into the largest North American-based conference for open education advocates and practitioners. In 2020, the conference was left to the community to organize, and the pandemic moved the event online for the first time. Thanks to hundreds of community members, the virtual #OpenEd20 was a great success. A 2-year interim organizing team is busily planning for the 2021 conference.

But what happens after 2021? That part has yet to be decided—and you are invited to help! Between now and September 2021, OpenEd is going through a strategic planning process to reimagine what its role in the field should be, and how to redesign itself sustainably with the values of diversity, equity and inclusion at the core.

This session invites you to participate in a conversation about the future of convenings in the open education field, and the place the OpenEd might occupy within it. Led by members of the strategic planning team, the session will seek to share its lessons learned, listen to the perspectives of others, and shape ideas together that can help chart the future of OpenEd.

Presenter(s):

Lea Cason, Librarian, Florida State College at Jacksonville (l.cason@fscj.edu)

Trina McCowan, Library Manager and Librarian, Florida State College at Jacksonville (trina.mccowan@fscj.edu)

Session Description:

Now more than ever, libraries are taking an active role in amplifying their communities' voices. Institutional publishing is a powerful way to equalize the publishing process, broadening the academic and literary possibilities for students, faculty, and staff. With this in mind, Florida State College at Jacksonville is embarking on a program to use Pressbooks as a vehicle to publish student research collections, community-produced writing anthologies, and faculty texts.

This session will touch on several important topics, including: the basics of CC Licenses, who benefits from institutional publishing, and project ideas. Lea and Trian will demonstrate how to get started with Pressbooks and will leave you with valuable resources for planning your next steps.

2:30-3:00 PM

Break and Network (Group)

Open Discussions and Round Tables

Moments of Tranquility session with Michael Turnquist and Billy Thomas, Florida State College at Jacksonville

3:00-3:30 PM

Close (Group)

Agenda Day 2

Day 2 - Friday, May 14, 2021


9:00-9:05 AM

Welcome - Opening Remarks (Group)

*This event takes place on EDT time

9:05-9:30 AM

Featured Speaker (Group)

Presenter(s):

Una Daly, Director, Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER), Open Education Global (unatdaly@oeglobal.org)

Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Director of Digital Services and OER, Florida Library Services  (rsauls@flvc.org)

Session Description:

The open education movement is transforming into a professional field. Leadership networks that cross institutional, state, and regional boundaries are emerging to ensure unified direction, while empowering opportunities for collaboration on common issues around OER implementation and sustainability, while avoiding duplicative efforts.

This informative session features two network facilitators who will share their experiences, challenges, and recommendations when creating and growing successful formal and informal networks to advance open education leadership. Learn how CCCOER and Florida Library Services are building networks of academic, library, and state agency leaders to learn and to collaborate on open education policy, funding, research, professionalism, stewardship, and sustainability, and how you and your institution might collaborate in these diverse and interactive groups.

9:30-10:30 AM

Lightning Talks (Group)

Presenter(s):

Meggie Mapes, Introductory Course Director, Faculty member, Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas (meggiemapes@ku.edu)

Session Description:

Long-term OER sustainability and integration require graduate student buy-in. As future generations of pedagogues, OER advocates must create partnerships with graduate programs to integrate awareness and education about OER possibilities. In this session, an Introductory Course Director -- tasked with teaching, supervising, and overseeing graduate teaching assistants -- discusses strategies and barriers in creating formal and informal OER GTA dialogues.

Presenter(s):

Judith Sebesta, Executive Director, Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas, (judith.sebesta@austincc.edu)

Session Description:

Take a journey (virtually) to the Lone Star State for a tour of Texas Learn OER, a set of ten peer-reviewed, openly licensed, self-paced modules for faculty, staff, and administrators that can be remixed and adapted for any college, university, or state.

Presenter(s):

Lisa Lucas Hurst, Assistant Professor of English, Southwest Minnesota State University (lisa.lucas@smsu.edu)

Session Description:

This session will share and explain a curated collection of OER videos and ancillary materials that support reading, writing, and research skills in any class. Topics center on building knowledge and skills around information literacy (scholarship as conversation, the research process, using sources properly, paraphrasing), reading (efficient reading strategies, how to read a journal article), and writing (annotated bibliographies).

Learn how Lisa uses these materials in her online and in-person classes, and how concurrent enrollment teachers in high school settings are now also benefitting from this shared collection.

Presenter(s):

Vince Mussehl, Library Director & Lead Open RN Librarian, Open RN, Chippewa Valley Technical College (vmussehl@cvtc.edu)

Session Description:

In 2019, Chippewa Valley Technical College was awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Education to create five nursing OER textbooks and 25 related VR scenarios. One of the charges of the project is to educate faculty on the benefits of open education. With a project team of over 300 participants, OER training and advocacy are crucial.

This session offers a high-level overview of the Open RN project (www.cvtc.edu/OpenRN) and reviews strategies for training stakeholders, quickly and effectively, using online asynchronous instruction. Initial data collection on the impact of the stakeholder training will be shared, along with discussion n how your institution can become involved in the project.

10:30-11:00 AM

Coffee Sponsor Presentation and Yoga Break (Group/Individual)

Gold Sponsor

Yoga Session with Brenda Skiles

11:00-11:30 AM

Session selection - Textbook Affordability Not OER (Individual)

Presenter(s):

Mike Meth, Associate Dean of Libraries, Florida State University (mmeth@fsu.edu)

Michael Pritchard, Distance Library Services Specialist, Florida State University (mpritchard@fsu.edu)

Lindsey Wharton, Extended Campus & Distance Services Librarian, Florida State University, (lwharton@fsu.edu)

Session Description:

Library-licensed material is a central aspect of any open and affordable initiative in that it solves one common criticism of OER: the limited amount of material for higher-level coursework. FSU Libraries’ eResources expand the amount of materials available for higher-level coursework and complements other OER materials.

In this session, you will learn about the new Course Adopted eResource program at FSU Libraries, piloted in the Fall 2020 semester, which identified 848 total titles for 382 courses that are owned by the Libraries through existing licenses currently assigned as Spring 2021 required course materials. Learn about the program’s workflow, goals, overall impact, and its careful alignment with the Libraries’ and University’s strategic goals of reducing barriers to information and student success. The session’s presenters will also provide valuable recommendations for academic libraries looking to build upon current OER efforts.

Presenter(s):

Mallory Jallas, Student Success Librarian, Illinois State University (mrjalla@ilstu.edu)

Julie Murphy, Collection Assessment Librarian and Physics Librarian, Illinois State University (jamurph@ilstu.edu)

Anne Shelley, Scholarly Communication Librarian and Music Librarian, Illinois State University (aeshell@ilstu.edu)

Session Description:

A number of studies have shown a connection between the cost of textbooks and student success in higher education. While Milner Library has traditionally contributed to student success on many levels, there was a desire to address particular challenges to student success and equity that have been magnified by COVID. In Fall 2020, a project team of librarians from a variety of departments secured funding for a coordinated effort to license available e-textbooks for Spring 2021 courses. Major goals of the project are to help alleviate textbook costs for students and explore the potential impact of these savings on student success.

Join the project team’s members as they describe the planning and progress to date, share some preliminary findings, and emphasize the contributions brought by each librarian’s role and specialized knowledge.

11:30-12:00 AM

Session selection (Individual)

Presenter(s):

Javian Morgan, Undergraduate Student, University of Florida Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (javian.morgan@ufl.edu)

Samuel P. Toby, Undergraduate Student, University of Florida Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (spromise.toby@ufl.edu)

Matthew Traum, Senior Lecturer, University of Florida Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (mtraum@ufl.edu)

Session Description:

Writing course materials is hard. Collaborative online OER platforms like Pressbooks allow academic authors to engage students as co-authors by crowd-sourcing content distribution generation workload. This talk describes two methods we have used successfully for student engagement in OER co-authorship of a textbook for a senior-level capstone engineering design course: 1) graded in-course assignments and 2) paid writing internships given to students who completed the course. The benefits and drawbacks of both approaches along with content output examples will be given. Students who are OER content co-authors representing both type of experience will give their impressions during the presentation on writing parts of an OER textbook from the student perspective. Finally, we'll posit a forward-looking Blockchain-based idea describing a new method to verify that the content of OER textbooks "in the wild" is valid by assigning Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) to original digital files so their provenance can be independently authenticated.

Presenter(s):

Rouba El-Helou, Instructor of Gender and Communications, Notre Dame University (rouba.elhelou@gmail.com)

Rima Malek, Professor of Educational Technology, Lebanese University, (rimamalek@ hotmail.com)

Eugene Richard Sensenig, Professor for Gender, Communications and Global Mobility Studies; Professor, Faculty of Law and Political Science, Notre Dame University Lebanon (esensenig@ndu.edu.lb)

Session Description:

The issues involved in the introduction of Creative Commons and the start-up of OER in the 2000s and 2010s prepared us to promote respect for intellectual property and original research during the global pandemic.

This session explores the challenges inherent in introducing OER in a country in which rule-of-law is weak. It will illustrate how online teaching tools and methods can assist instructors and students to cope with academics in a failed state. The three presenters -- Eugene Sensenig, Rima Malek, and Rouba El-Helou – have each worked with OER for over a decade, and have collaborated during the pandemic transition as of March 2020.

Presenter(s):

Christine Sabieh, Full Professor, MA Education Graduate Advisor, Notre Dame University (csabieh@ndu.edu.lb)

Session Description:

Teachers and students perceive and use OER differently. According to the literature, the use of OER is perceived positively by administrators and educators; however, the effectiveness of OER use remains blurry when we consider students’ use, on students’ learning, on teaching, and/or on the teaching/learning space. OER needs to be operationalized.

The use of OER in the education setting continues to be exploratory or experimental, but as teachers design context use of OER, they must consider that the teachers and learners may not want same use.

This session examines the (often times) very different perceptions of OER when teachers and learners were asked about changes to course set up. Specifically, teachers and learners were asked to identify (1) what they felt they needed to have OER materialized for the change to happen, and (2) how to make change coherent for them.

This session examines the (often times) very different perceptions of OER when teachers and learners were asked about changes to course set up. Specifically, teachers and learners were asked to identify (1) what they felt they needed to have OER materialized for the change to happen, and (2) how to make change coherent for them.


12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch (At your Leisure)

Presenter(s):

Meagan Button, Electronic Resources Specialist, Pacific University (meagan.button@pacificu.edu)

Michelle Lenox, Acquisitions & Cataloging Manager, Pacific University (mlenox@pacificu.edu)

Robbie Pock, Instructional Designer, Pacific University (pockr@pacificu.edu)

Jerica Tullo, Interlibrary Services Manager, Pacific University (nonellj@pacificu.edu)

Session Description:

The past year has brought challenges of a number and magnitude most of us had never experienced. As we head toward the light at the end of this very long tunnel, we are reflecting on not only what we lost, but what we might have gained.

For our small OER committee, this was, unexpectedly, a breakthrough year.

Despite increased workloads and strained bandwidth, we were able to clarify our charge, imagine a way forward for developing OER programming, and conceive of an architecture that coordinates separate but related efforts within the Libraries under one larger initiative: Affordable Learning @ Pacific.

In this session, we will share the struggles we had during our first year trying to scope, inventory, and focus. We’ll discuss the unexpected breakthrough and progress we made this year. We willshare the framework we’ve imagined to coordinate OER and other affordable learning efforts within the Libraries.

Affordable Learning at Pacific University

Pandemic Progress: Unexpected Achievements in Unprecedented Times

Pandemic Progress: Unexpected Achievements in Unprecedented Times - TRANSCRIPT

Presenter(s):

Perry Collins, Copyright & OER Librarian, University of Florida (perrycollins@ufl.edu)

Micah Jenkins, eText Coordinator, University of Florida (Micahjenkins@ufl.edu)

Lily Lewis, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs & Academic Communications, University of Florida (lilyrlewis@ufl.edu)

Session Description:

As we have annually prepared a mandated report on our institution's efforts to make course materials more affordable for all students, a team of campus experts has increasingly collaborated to develop workflows for more effective assessment.

This short presentation will highlight a recent undertaking to modify prompts for instructors within the university textbook adoption system each semester. We will specifically focus on how the system enables new questions and workflows for identifying the use of OER and library ebooks, as well as courses that qualify for an affordability badge. Collaboration is at the root of this work, and we will describe the role of faculty and staff from the Libraries, Center for Teaching Excellence, Business Services, and the Provost's Office.

1:00-2:00 PM

Panel selection (Individual)

Presenter(s):

Arenthia Herren, OER Librarian and Chair of Libraries, Florida SouthWestern State College (aherren@fsw.edu)

Dr. Rozalind Jester, Assistant Vice Provost, Online Learning, Florida SouthWestern State College (rozalind.jester@fsw.edu)

Teri Wright, Coordinator, Instructional Design, Florida SouthWestern State College (twright8@fsw.edu)

Session Description:

In 2020, Florida SouthWestern State College created DEV 101, a self-paced, blended course designed to provide online instructors with the tools and knowledge to create an engaging and enriching online experience for students. The course design was a collaborative effort with instructional designers, librarians, and accessibility specialists. DEV 101 requires participation in activities in both the LMS and in three synchronous workshops: “Quality Matters (QM) APPQMR,, “OER, Copyright, and Fair Use,” and “Universal Design and Access.” The capstone assignment is a detailed Course Map, used by deans and chairs for course development approvals.

This session’s presenters will outline the DEV 101 implementation process, and share feedback and successes from the faculty who have completed the certification. Participants will learn the importance of cross departmental collaboration in creating well-rounded, student-centered training for online course development.

Presenter(s):

Susan Ariew, Librarian, University of South Florida (sariew@usf.edu)

LeEtta Schmidt, Assistant Librarian, University of South Florida (lmschmidt@usf.edu)

Matt Torrence, Associate Librarian, University of South Florida (torrence@usf.edu)

Session Description:

This session discusses the creation of a curated collection of openly accessible media in response to the expanding need, faculty demand, and rising costs related to commercial streaming video services as instructional tools in online courses. Given the context of COVID-19 and the push to move classes to online formats, the need and demand for streaming media content has only increased, while library budgets have continued to shrink. Presenters will outline the many challenges libraries face in providing instructors with quality commercial video content, including limitations related to cost, format, and interlibrary loan restrictions.

This session discusses the creation of a curated collection of openly accessible media in response to the expanding need, faculty demand, and rising costs related to commercial streaming video services as instructional tools in online courses. Given the context of COVID-19 and the push to move classes to online formats, the need and demand for streaming media content has only increased, while library budgets have continued to shrink. Presenters will outline the many challenges libraries face in providing instructors with quality commercial video content, including limitations related to cost, format, and interlibrary loan restrictions.

Presenter(s):

Adam Johnson, Emerging Technology Librarian, Valencia College (ajohnson363@valenciacollege.edu)

Emilie Buckley, Librarian, Valencia College (ebuckley3@valenciacollege.edu)

Ciara Hensley, Emerging Technology Librarian, Valencia College (chensley1@valenciacollege.edu)

Devika Ramsingh, Librarian, Valencia College (dramsingh1@valenciacollege.edu)

Session Description:

This session will showcase the successes and lesson learned by a team of Librarians at Valencia College who introduced a specialized, just-in-time professional development course to encourage faculty adoption of OER during summer 2020. Designed to meet the surging demand for online instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic in a community college environment, the course focused on introducing faculty to the concept of OER through a discussion of benefits, copyright and licensing requirements, and potential sources for adopting new instructional materials. To engage faculty and encourage greater participation in the learning process, the course required synchronous and asynchronous elements for completion.

Participants will learn how the concept and structure for the course were developed, the presenters’ collaboration with instructional designers, and the process of synchronous and asynchronous instruction. An analysis of results, along with discussion of future directions, will also be included. Participants in this session will gain valuable insight from these Librarians’ experiences that they can use to create their own training and meet the urgent needs of their institutions.

2:00-2:30 PM

Break and Network (Group/Individual)

Open Discussions and Round Tables

2:30-3:30 PM

Featured Speakers (Group)

Presenter(s):

Brissa Loayza, Textbook Affordability Campaign Coordinator, FLO PIRG and Student, University of Central Florida (brissaloayza@gmail.com)

John Martinous, President and founder of Wiki Knights and Student, University of Central Florida (johnmartinousiii@gmail.com)

Cailyn Nagle, Affordable Textbooks Campaign Director, US PIRG (cnagle@pirg.org)

Christopher Slaughter, Student Government Leader, University of Central Florida (sga_pro@ucf.edu)

Session Description:

Students are central to open textbook and textbook affordability conversations, yet are not always in the rooms where decisions around these subjects are discussed and made. At University of Central Florida, student leaders across campus are coming together to not only have their voices heard, but to be part of the decision-making processes.

This panel explores those students’ priorties, desires, and advocacy in the textbook and course materials space as they work to build a more affordable, equitable, and open future for their campus. Their coalition is focused on expanding the use of open educational materials on campus and protecting student consumers.

In addition to pre-written questions, there will also be time for questions from the audience.

3:30-3:35 PM

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