Presentation Title

OER: One Course at a Time

Presenter Information

Amy SugarFollow

Streaming Media

Submission Type

20-minute Presentation

Abstract

Open Educational Resources (OER) provide an excellent opportunity to reduce costs, increase access, and vary interaction for learners. However, locating, compiling, and distributing OER can be a daunting task and there several factors to consider, such as time, sustainability, accessibility, and instructional strategies.

During this presentation, I will share how Rollins College supports the implementation of OER by offering a grant. Faculty awarded a grant collaborate with a librarian and an instructional technologist to locate, create, compile, and distribute OER. Three grants have been awarded to date, each of which has been unique, ranging from one class utilizing free online .epub files to a faculty member creating an OER from scratch. I will provide a brief overview of these projects, the process used to support each, lessons learned, and implementation strategies to consider. Additionally, I will share survey data collected during a pre- and post- OER implementation.

Start Date

5-23-2018 3:40 PM

Description

The goals of this presentation are to share how my institution supports the implementation of OER through a grant program, discuss the process and strategies used to support each project, and the lessons learned from each. Each project has been unique, ranging from one faculty member using free texts available online as an .epub to another faculty member creating open content from scratch.

By briefly highlighting the three projects, attendees will identify the various degrees to which they can utilize or contribute to OER and discuss logistical considerations, such as sustainability, time, distribution, interaction, and accessibility.

Outline of session activities and interaction:

  • Poll attendees regarding their experience consuming or creating OER
  • Provide a brief overview of the OER grant
  • Share three OER grant projects, the different approaches used, challenges and successes
  • Highlight key points from survey data collected from pre- and post- OER implementation
  • Pair and share discussion to discuss which approach may work best for them

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May 23rd, 3:40 PM

OER: One Course at a Time

Open Educational Resources (OER) provide an excellent opportunity to reduce costs, increase access, and vary interaction for learners. However, locating, compiling, and distributing OER can be a daunting task and there several factors to consider, such as time, sustainability, accessibility, and instructional strategies.

During this presentation, I will share how Rollins College supports the implementation of OER by offering a grant. Faculty awarded a grant collaborate with a librarian and an instructional technologist to locate, create, compile, and distribute OER. Three grants have been awarded to date, each of which has been unique, ranging from one class utilizing free online .epub files to a faculty member creating an OER from scratch. I will provide a brief overview of these projects, the process used to support each, lessons learned, and implementation strategies to consider. Additionally, I will share survey data collected during a pre- and post- OER implementation.