Track Session Type

Implementing and Scaling OER Initiatives

Presentation Type

Presentation

OER Level of Expertise

Beginner, Intermediate

Audience

Faculty, Librarian, Administrator, Staff

SessionTitle

Going #NoLo

Session Abstract

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System (CSCU) launched the capability for students to search specifically for courses that utilize no cost or low cost textbooks as of Spring 2019. In this session, learn how the #NoLo “No cost/Low cost” course labeling idea started small at one community college, and grew to become a statewide initiative.

Objectives of the Session

  1. To introduce, describe and market #NoLo course labeling.

  1. Discuss the benefits of course tagging and using OER vs. traditional textbooks.

Full Description of the Session

Attendees will learn about how the #NoLo course labeling initiative was conceived locally, scaled up in the CSCU system, and integrated into the Banner student information system. The presenters will discuss their efforts as members of the system-level OER Awareness Subcommittee, to increase use of #NoLo labeling and OER adoption among campuses and encourage attendees to share their own OER marketing strategies through open discussion. Video testimonials will provide perspectives from participating faculty on their OER experiences. There will also be a portion of the presentation devoted to student learning outcomes data on courses that have moved from traditional textbooks to “No cost/Low cost” resources. This session is appropriate for those with a Beginner or Intermediate level expertise of OER, specifically, those who are interested in how to initiate and/or scale course labeling on their campus.

Special Zoom Requests

Projector, internet access, audio speakers

Presenter Bios

Presenter 1

Eileen Rhodes is the Director of Library Services at Capital Community College in Hartford, CT. She has been in this role for 5 years and is a member of the system-wide OER Advisory Council, and the Chair of the OER Awareness Subcommittee. Working in libraries, Eileen has seen the struggle students face when trying to pay for their college textbooks and is committed to trying to make a difference by promoting and educating faculty in OER. Eileen’s Creative Commons certification allows her to leverage her advocacy to faculty to assist in the discovery and licensing of OER materials.

Presenter 2

Michael J. Bies is the Director of Academic Media Technology at Capital Community College, where he has accumulated over 20 years of higher education experience in instructional design, multimedia production, and classroom technology design and support. Serving on the CSCU OER Awareness Subcommittee, Michael contributes his creative skills to promoting and marketing #NoLo course labeling across the CSCU system, while increasing OER adoption and broadening the benefits to community college students.

Presenter 3

Ryan Pierson has been the Assistant to the Academic Dean at Capital Community College for the past 6 years and has 11 years of experience in higher education administration on both the non-credit and credit side of the college. As a supporter of student access to textbooks, Ryan formed a local OER Task Force in 2017, has been an advocate for OER adoption among faculty, developed an OER website and marketing materials promoting the #NoLo labeling initiative, and is a member of the CSCU OER Awareness Subcommittee.

Location

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Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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Start Date

22-5-2019 11:35 AM

End Date

22-5-2019 12:00 PM

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Going #NoLo

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Attendees will learn about how the #NoLo course labeling initiative was conceived locally, scaled up in the CSCU system, and integrated into the Banner student information system. The presenters will discuss their efforts as members of the system-level OER Awareness Subcommittee, to increase use of #NoLo labeling and OER adoption among campuses and encourage attendees to share their own OER marketing strategies through open discussion. Video testimonials will provide perspectives from participating faculty on their OER experiences. There will also be a portion of the presentation devoted to student learning outcomes data on courses that have moved from traditional textbooks to “No cost/Low cost” resources. This session is appropriate for those with a Beginner or Intermediate level expertise of OER, specifically, those who are interested in how to initiate and/or scale course labeling on their campus.