Thursday May 23, 2019

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Workshop Session Block 1: 8:30 – 10:30am

Room 162

Begin an OER Strategic Plan for Your Campus
TOPIC AREAS: OER Community Building
OER LEVEL: Intermediate
Jillian Maynard
Jeremy Anderson

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This workshop will bring practitioners who are leading, or wish to lead, OER initiatives to share practices for creating effective campaigns. Participants will apply established principles in the scholarship of innovation and change management to craft a vision and mission statement, identify stakeholders, and sketch a communication and implementation plan.

PRESENTER BIOS:Jillian Maynard is a Reference Librarian at the University of Hartford Harrison Libraries. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with an M.L.I.S. and an M.A. in History. In addition to reference services, she is also co-chair of the campus-wide OER (Open Educational Resources) Committee, and led the institution’s effort and involvement in the 2017-2018 OpenStax Institutional Partnership Program. She was also named a fellow in the 2018-2019 Cohort of the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program and is working towards creating a culture of open at the University in order to benefit students and faculty.

Jeremy’s background is in teaching and learning, technology, and their intersection. He has taught at the secondary and higher education levels, designed distance programming, managed a wide variety of technology implementations, and provided strategic leadership to technology teams. He pursues a personal mission of expanding access to high quality education, including through the promotion of OER. Jeremy currently serves on the leadership team at The American Women’s College where he oversees course design, user support, data and analytics, and institutional research. Jeremy is a doctoral candidate in the field of interdisciplinary leadership at Creighton University.

Room 163

Keynote Follow-Up and Q&A: Tools, Techniques, and Trouble Spots in Open Practice
TOPIC AREA: Open Pedagogy
OER LEVEL: Beginner, Intermediate
Robin DeRosa

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This workshop will build off the themes from the keynote in Day 1 and give participants an opportunity to imagine how they might engage with open practice. Learn and interact with some of the tools that can facilitate this pedagogical approach (Domain of One’s Own, Hypothesis, Pressbooks, etc.) and discuss how to overcome potential challenges that may arise.

PRESENTER BIO: Robin DeRosa is the director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University, where she facilitates community-oriented professional development for faculty and staff and helps to develop academic programs that radically center students in their designs. She is an international leader in open education, and an advocate for making public higher education more accessible and empowering.

Room 165

Copyright, Licensing, and CC 101 Workshop
TOPIC AREA: Copyright, Licensing, and CC 101
OER LEVEL: Beginner, Intermediate
Paul Bond

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:Understanding copyright issues is integral to OER, but unfortunately copyright can be a dreadfully dull subject. An international team has developed an interactive game to foster engaging discussions of copyright. This workshop will involve attendees in playing the game, and give them the opportunity to contribute to its further development.

PRESENTER BIO:By day, Paul Bond is the Outreach and Instruction Librarian at SUNY Broome Community College in Binghamton, NY, where he works to promote Open Education Resources and Practices. By night, he sometimes leads the notorious open online digital storytelling course, ds106. Paul has presented internationally (meaning he went to Canada once) on issues of information literacy, open education and copyright.

Room 168C

Marketing Your OER Program with Students
TOPIC AREA: Engaging Student Leaders
OER LEVEL: Beginner
Kaitlyn Vitez
with: John Coviello, Kayla Roskey, Deevena Annavarjula

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: In this workshop, we’ll lay out the key principles for marketing your OER initiative, drawing on support from a diverse coalition of communities on campus to get the word out. Small groups will focus on crafting a compelling elevator pitch and beginning to plan a comprehensive advertising strategy for your campus.

PRESENTER BIO:Kaitlyn serves as the Student PIRGs’ lobbyist on Capitol Hill, working on campaigns to save student aid and protect student loan borrowers. In 2018, she ran a successful national grassroots campaign convincing Congress to start a federal open textbook program, which is projected to save students $50 million each year. In previous roles with PIRG, she helped start a textbook program at Rutgers University and registered more than 40,000 people to vote in the 2016 and 2018 elections. Based in Washington, DC, Kaitlyn enjoys yoga, traveling, and the never-ending search for the perfect cup of coffee. Follow her @HigherEdPIRG.

Room 174

Unleashing the Doer Effect: Adding Interactivity to Open Content
TOPIC AREA: Instructional Design and OER
OER LEVEL: Intermediate
Ross Strader
Norman Bier

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Learning science research is clear about the Doer Effect: students learn best by doing interacting with content through questions, activities, and simulations. Learn about various options for applying the Doer Effect to OER content, and collaborate with others to create learning activities that put these methods into practice.

PRESENTER BIOS:Ross Strader is the Director of Learning Engineering at Lumen Learning. His focus is on the intersection of technology and the learning sciences – specifically, looking at new ways to bring learning science research to bear on technology-based, student-centered learning environments. Prior to joining Lumen, Ross was one of the founding members of the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University in 2001 and then at Stanford University in 2013, where he led teams in developing data-driven, interactive online courseware. Ross holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon and UT Austin, respectively.

Norman Bier is Director of the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) and Core Collaborations at Carnegie Mellon University. His work at OLI sits at the intersection of CMU’s internal educational practice, ongoing learning science research and external collaboration. Norman has spent his career working to expand access to and improve the quality of education. His experience spans the higher educational sector, including 2-year and 4-year; public and private; domestic and international; and commercial institutions. Prior to joining OLI, he was Director of Training and Development at iCarnegie Inc., a CMU subsidiary chartered to deliver software development education through international partner institutions.

Workshop Session Block 2: 10:45-12:45pm

Room 162

The Digital Humanities in the Service of OER/ZTC Pedagogy
TOPIC AREA: Open Pedagogy
OER LEVEL: Beginner, Intermediate
Katherine Tsan

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS: This presentation will showcase the Baruch OER Initiative’s focus on a newly emergent domain: DH, the Digital Humanities, which introduces computational approaches to the study of disciplines such as literature, philosophy and the arts. We will also demonstrate how incorporating digital tools into our teaching affects our pedagogy.

PRESENTER BIO:Katherine Tsan is an Open Educational Resources Fellow at Baruch College’s Center for Teaching and Learning. She holds an M.L.S. from Queens College and a Ph.D. in Modern European History from Yale University and has specialized in learning through digital technologies.

Room 163

Sustaining Success with Your OER Initiative
Sustainability Planning
OER LEVEL: Beginner
Josh Baron
Laura Murray
Michelle Beechey

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Once you get the ball rolling with OER, what can you do to make sure your initiative remains viable and successful? Learn what’s important to consider in sustainability planning, identify best practices, and plan steps you can take to grow and sustain your impact with OER.

PRESENTER BIOS: As Executive Director for New York at Lumen Learning, Josh helps faculty, staff and institutional leaders to adopt open educational resources (OER) to increase access, decrease cost and improve outcomes for all learners. Previously Josh was Assistant Vice President for Information Technology and Digital Education at Marist College, where he led a variety of instructional technology initiatives. Josh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from University of Michigan, and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology Leadership (ETL) from the George Washington University.

Michelle Beechey is a Campus Strategist for the State University of New York (SUNY) OER Services.  She earned her MILS from the University at Buffalo and in her past lives has been a librarian at a private school, as well as in public and college libraries.  She most recently served as the Achieving the Dream Degree Project Manager for the SUNY consortium of campuses developing fully OER degree programs, in addition to supporting open education initiatives as the OER Librarian at SUNY’s Monroe Community College.  She considers her introduction to OER to be fortuitous as student success is her biggest motivator.

Laura Murray is Director of Teaching and Learning for the State University of New York (SUNY). She served the SUNY System for 25 years as a journal editor, applications trainer, library automation specialist, instructional designer, and OER program coordinator. Laura has an MLS from the University at Albany, and was an adjunct instructor in the Information Science and Policy program. Earning an MA in Photography from Empire State College was Laura’s introduction to early methods of online learning that inform her commitment to student success with digital learning tools and her focus on making educational technology empowering for teachers and learners.

Room 165

From Identifying, to Adapting, to Authoring OER: Copyright Law and Creative Commons Licenses
TOPIC AREA: Copyright, Licensing, and Creative Commons
OER LEVEL: Intermediate, Advanced
Meredity Jacob

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:This session will cover questions about copyright and open licensing that come up in three different stages of engagement with OER.  First, we’ll cover the foundational knowledge: basic copyright law, CC license types, and particularly, what restrictions the Non Commercial condition places on the use of works. From there, we’ll move on to questions and common challenges that come up in adaptations, updates, remixes and translation of OER, like the implications of No Derivative and Share Alike terms for remixed or adapted OER.  Finally, the session will address questions about fair use and attribution for existing third party copyrighted works, such as quotations, excerpts, and illustrations that authors often grapple with during the creation of new OER.

PRESENTER BIO: Meredith is the Public Lead for Creative Commons USA. She manages the day-to-day operations of the organization and maintains the core legal guidance around Creative Commons licenses. Meredith is currently working with libraries and archivists on a project to define best practices in fair use specific to those communities. Additionally, Meredith serves as the Assistant Director for Academic Programs at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University’s Washington College of Law, where her work includes research and advocacy on open access to federally funded research, flexible limitations and exceptions to copyright, and the public interest in intellectual property law.​

Room 168C

Using Libretexts to Optimize OER for Your Courses and Students
OER LEVEL: Intermediate
Joshua Halpern
Delmar Larsen

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:We’ll discuss barriers to OER adoption, describe what LibreTexts offers to users and then work with those who are interested to build branded online textbooks for their courses. This will be a collaborative hands-on session with demonstrations of current capabilities including our ReMixer which provides drag and drop OER construction. Participants will also be guaranteed personalized support afterward to facilitate continued adaption and adoption of the LibreTexts into individual classrooms. You will need to bring your own device (laptop preferred) for this workshop

PRESENTER BIOS: Josh Halpern is Professor Emeritus at Howard University and recently adjunct at Prince George’s Community College where he assists with the zero cost textbook initiative.  Halpern’s scientific research was eclectic, including engineering, earth science, chemistry and physics. He was founding director of the DC Space Grant Consortium and administered the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Faculty Fellowship Program. He joined the LibreTexts project in 2013, creating branded LibreTexts for his general chemistry class. As part of the LibreTexts project, Halpern talks at conferences and publishes on improving dissemination of online educational materials as well as writing LibreTexts materials.

Delmar Larsen is Associate Professor in Chemistry at the University of California, Davis. His research investigates and characterizes rapid condensed phase dynamics. Larsen founded and directs the LibreTexts project post which is a community driven OER site for textbooks and more, extending across the undergraduate curriculum from STEM to humanities. As the lead in the Department of Education’s Open Textbook Pilot Project Libretexts supports over 1000 active developers (students, instructors and outside experts) across multiple campuses and nations. The project hosts over 50 million visitors annually serving students with over 220 million page views since 2008.

Room 174

OER in Action: Exploring Best Practices to Plan for Impact
TOPIC AREA: OER Community Building
OER LEVEL: Beginner, Intermediate
Megan Simmons

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Join us for an inspiring and interactive session to discover best practices for impacting teaching and learning through storytelling and discussions with OER Leaders in the Northeast. Participants will get an opportunity to practice utilizing tools for collaboration, as well as engage in creative design activities to brainstorm goals and articulate next steps for moving OER work forward.

PRESENTER BIO:Megan Simmons leads training and design at ISKME, which includes the education programs, workshops, activities, and events for the OER Commons Project, Action Collabs and Big Ideas Fest. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of San Francisco. Before coming to ISKME in 2008, she spent seven years teaching and managing education programs in both formal and informal settings throughout California and in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

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