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eff Gallant, Program Manager for the library-driven statewide Affordable Learning Georgia initiative, will discuss advantages, pitfalls, lessons learned, and necessary advice for librarians, instructional designers, administrators, and teaching faculty working within a large-scale OER program.

Affordable Learning Georgia (http://affordablelearninggeorgia.org/) is a University System of Georgia initiative that has implemented open educational resources and library resources at scale for three years. The initiative has focused on preserving academic freedom while providing support and incentives for OER adoption, while partnering with both internal and external organizations to foster the creation of new open textbooks, implement OER within a statewide core curriculum program for all courses, and maximize the amount of opportunities for faculty and staff training and development in OER. In anticipation of large-scale and even statewide initiatives happening in the Northeast, I will describe how ALG went from a one-time funded initiative to a long-term program with a new Strategic Plan of its own. To encourage faculty participation, polls and large discussion questions will be integrated into the presentation. By the end of the session, I hope to transition the session from a presentation to a large group discussion related to participants’ needs in participating within these new large OER initiatives.

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14-6-2017 1:55 PM

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14-6-2017 2:20 PM

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Jun 14th, 1:55 PM Jun 14th, 2:20 PM

Affordable Learning Georgia: Lessons Learned from a Statewide Initiative

eff Gallant, Program Manager for the library-driven statewide Affordable Learning Georgia initiative, will discuss advantages, pitfalls, lessons learned, and necessary advice for librarians, instructional designers, administrators, and teaching faculty working within a large-scale OER program.

Affordable Learning Georgia (http://affordablelearninggeorgia.org/) is a University System of Georgia initiative that has implemented open educational resources and library resources at scale for three years. The initiative has focused on preserving academic freedom while providing support and incentives for OER adoption, while partnering with both internal and external organizations to foster the creation of new open textbooks, implement OER within a statewide core curriculum program for all courses, and maximize the amount of opportunities for faculty and staff training and development in OER. In anticipation of large-scale and even statewide initiatives happening in the Northeast, I will describe how ALG went from a one-time funded initiative to a long-term program with a new Strategic Plan of its own. To encourage faculty participation, polls and large discussion questions will be integrated into the presentation. By the end of the session, I hope to transition the session from a presentation to a large group discussion related to participants’ needs in participating within these new large OER initiatives.