Track Session Type

The Value of Open

Presentation Type

Presentation

OER Level of Expertise

Intermediate

Audience

Faculty, Librarian, instructional designer, Administrator, Staff, Other

Session Abstract

OERs solve problems, not least of which is the high cost of textbooks. However, in emphasizing the evils of textbook pricing, we may too easily perpetuate such ideas as, for instance, that creators don't deserve to be paid for their work. How do we advocate OERs and advocate against exploitation?

Objectives of the Session

  • Think through the challenges of building gift economies within the economy we all live in, which is an ever-more-exploitative gig economy hostile to the idea that creative work should be valued
  • Propose ways of communicating with students and each other to heighten awareness of the benefits of OER while also heightening sensitivity to the plight of writers, musicians, filmmakers, artists, etc.

Full Description of the Session

This session will first present the audience with conflicting ideas from the world of OER and the world of artists seeking not to be exploited in an economy hostile to their work. Twitter will immediately be encouraged, as I will show that I have 2 Twitter feeds, one focused on OER and Open, the other that of a creative writer: How could these separate worlds come together? As I move forward in presenting information about OERs, gift economies, gig economies, the difficulties of making a living as an artist, etc., I will present the audience more with questions than solutions, and I will prepare some of these questions as Tweets, which I will post as the session progresses so that audience members can, if they choose, continue the conversation. In many ways, this session is for all levels of OER practice, so I will say it is Intermediate.

Presenter Bios

Matthew Cheney is the Interim Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at Plymouth State University. He is the author of Blood: Stories (Black Lawrence Press) and a forthcoming book from Bloomsbury, Modernist Crisis and the Pedagogy of Form: Woolf, Delany, and Coetzee at the Limits of Fiction. On Twitter: @melikhovo and @finiteeyes

Location

165

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
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Start Date

22-5-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

22-5-2019 4:25 PM

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Gift Economies in the Gig Economy: Avoiding Unintentional Fallacies

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This session will first present the audience with conflicting ideas from the world of OER and the world of artists seeking not to be exploited in an economy hostile to their work. Twitter will immediately be encouraged, as I will show that I have 2 Twitter feeds, one focused on OER and Open, the other that of a creative writer: How could these separate worlds come together? As I move forward in presenting information about OERs, gift economies, gig economies, the difficulties of making a living as an artist, etc., I will present the audience more with questions than solutions, and I will prepare some of these questions as Tweets, which I will post as the session progresses so that audience members can, if they choose, continue the conversation. In many ways, this session is for all levels of OER practice, so I will say it is Intermediate.