Track Session Type

Implementing and Scaling OER Initiatives

Presentation Type

Presentation

OER Level of Expertise

Beginner, Intermediate

Audience

Faculty, Librarian, Administrator, Staff, Other

Session Abstract

While OER adoption has transformative potential at all institutions, private liberal arts colleges often lag behind on usage. Compared to community colleges and universities, liberal arts colleges present a unique landscape with their own set of challenges and opportunities for OER. Learn how to leverage the strengths of a liberal arts institution to support wider use of OER on your campus.

Objectives of the Session

  • Attendees will gain familiarity with the unique challenges private, liberal arts colleges face for OER adoption, such as faculty governance

  • Attendees will identify strengths at their own institutions that can be leveraged to facilitate OER adoption

Full Description of the Session

While OER adoption has transformative potential at all institutions, private liberal arts colleges often lag behind on usage. Compared to community colleges and universities, liberal arts colleges present a unique landscape with their own set of challenges and opportunities for OER. Learn how to leverage the strengths of a liberal arts institution to support wider use of OER on your campus. The session will provide an overview of challenges and opportunities that liberal arts colleges present in terms of OER adoption. There will be real time polling interspersed throughout the presentation, as well as a twitter hashtag (#OERgofish) to collect audience participation and collective knowledge. The presentation will end with a SWOT analysis activity in which attendees will pair up to identify strengths and weaknesses at their home institutions and how these impact their OER environment.

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Presenter Bios

Lauren is currently the Associate Dean for Library Administration at the University of Connecticut. Prior to this she served as the Associate Dean of Library Services at Wheaton College and was engaged in initiatives to support faculty in adoption of OER material in the classroom, and was recognized by OpenStax as their “OpenStaxer” of the month in November ‘18. Outside of work she enjoys knitting, sewing, and living a highly caffeinated life.

Location

163C

Creative Commons License

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Start Date

22-5-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

22-5-2019 11:25 AM

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Big Fish in a Little Pond: OER in the Liberal Arts

163C

While OER adoption has transformative potential at all institutions, private liberal arts colleges often lag behind on usage. Compared to community colleges and universities, liberal arts colleges present a unique landscape with their own set of challenges and opportunities for OER. Learn how to leverage the strengths of a liberal arts institution to support wider use of OER on your campus. The session will provide an overview of challenges and opportunities that liberal arts colleges present in terms of OER adoption. There will be real time polling interspersed throughout the presentation, as well as a twitter hashtag (#OERgofish) to collect audience participation and collective knowledge. The presentation will end with a SWOT analysis activity in which attendees will pair up to identify strengths and weaknesses at their home institutions and how these impact their OER environment.