Open Education Week 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017: Student Issues

Reading

Hungry and Homeless in College: Results from a National Study of Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education
This report presents findings from the largest survey ever conducted of basic needs insecurity among college students.

Available at http://bit.ly/2nJPcdV

Viewing

Telling the OER Story with Videos
Affordable Learning Georgia and its partner organizations have created helpful videos of internationally-recognized speakers, USG faculty, staff, and students, and more. This handout provides some suggestions for how to use these videos effectively in your campus awareness efforts.

Available at http://bit.ly/2mQoOtB

Live Activity

OER Steps for Libraries: Google Doc Share-a-thon
Join this all day share-a-thon to share your thoughts and ideas about how libraries can address student affordability.

Available at http://bit.ly/2msVMow

Tuesday, March 28, 2017: Statewide Projects

Reading

Open Pathways to Student Success: Academic Library Partnerships for Open Educational Resource and Affordable Course Content Creation and Adoption
This paper explores the current state of open educational resources (OER) including notable library-lead and multi-institutional programs. The potential for OER and affordable course material creation and adoption programs to impact student retention and persistence is examined. Potential additional partnerships and future directions for library-lead programs are discussed as well as the framework necessary for assessing the impact of library-lead OER initiatives.

Available at http://bit.ly/2mUQ4ba

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Louisiana OER Curriculum Map
Using the Louisiana Statewide Common Course Catalog, LOUIS created and maintains a list of potential open educational resources (OERs) that faculty may choose to adopt in their courses. The Open Textbook Library is the primary source of OER content for this project and content from other OER repositories will be included on an ongoing basis.

Available at http://bit.ly/find-texts

How to Work with Faculty on Adoption?
A chapter-by-chapter informational tutorial for USG faculty and staff interested in replacing expensive commercial textbooks with affordable resources.

Available at http://bit.ly/2mUSEOw

Live Activity

Virtual Brown Bag on the OER Curriculum Mapping Project
12-12:30 PM CST
Affordable Learning LOUISiana hosts an introduction to the OER Curriculum Mapping Project and the Find Textbooks repository.

Available at http://bit.ly/2n7tvB8

Wednesday, March 29, 2017: Faculty Issues

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Successes with Open Textbook Network Workshops at Nicholls State University
An Affordable Learning LOUISiana feature in the latest issue LOUIS Lagniappe, featuring an interview with Sarah Simms and Bill Thibodeaux.

Available at http://bit.ly/2ndLaJa

Viewing

Open Licensing and Copyright
Affordable Learning Georgia discusses open licensing and copyright, including the various types of Creative Commons licenses and their local policies.

Available at http://bit.ly/2n7I9bO

Live Activity

Peer Review for Open Textbooks
12:00-1:00 PM CST
What should peer review look like for open textbooks? Guest speakers Karen Lauritsen of Open Textbook Network, Daniel Williamson of OpenStax, Jon Udell of Hypothes.is, Deb Quentel of CALI, and Hugh McGuire of Rebus Foundation will talk about their organizations’ approach to peer review for open textbooks. What does / should the peer review process look like in this space? Why is it important? How can we ensure quality of open educational resources?

Available at http://bit.ly/2nJUBRY

Successful OER Adoption Models: Academic Libraries Leading the Way
1:00-2:00 PM CST
In celebration of Open Education Week 2017, SPARC is hosting an hour long webcast centred on the theme of successful OER adoption models. The webcast will feature representatives from four SPARC member libraries who are each advancing OER at their institution in a different way.

Available at http://bit.ly/2nCxisT

Thursday, March 30, 2017: Technology & Collections

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Open Educational Resources and Institutional Repositories
This installment of The Balance Point column delves into the ways in which libraries create and store open educational resources (OER) in institutional repositories (IR), addressing issues such as preservation and versioning of OER content, copyright and licensing, funding, and staffing. Drawing on interviews and the literature, programs at institutions such as the University of Minnesota, the University of Kansas, and Grand Valley State University are highlighted.

Available at http://bit.ly/2o5iMq3

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Open Textbooks Using OER Commons’ Open Author Tool
A YouTube tutorial on creating and publishing open educational resources with OER Commons' Open Author Tool.

Available at http://bit.ly/2ndLaJa

Introduction to Using Pressbooks
This video will show you how and why to use Pressbooks to produce your book files for publication as ebooks and print books.

Available at http://bit.ly/2o5zwO4

Live Activity

Learning with LOUIS - Dazed by DRM: An Explanatory Panel on Licensing for E-Books
Terrified by terms of use? Lost in license terms? Fear no more, as Louisiana Librarians describe their experiences in the land of licensing for e-books. Each librarian will discuss their e-book collection development policies and purchasing requirements. They will also describe the trials and tribulations of license terminology and negotiations. The pros and cons of various e-book vendors will be compared and contrasted. They will highlight the unique workflow elements for adding titles and ensuring the findability of these e-books. In this illuminating panel, audience members will gain the knowledge necessary to tackle e-book licensing and access in their home libraries with confidence.
Please note - this webinar focuses more on affordable textbooks than open textbooks and educational resources.

Available at http://bit.ly/2mVoOcA

Friday, March 31, 2017: Wrap Up

Reading

Starting an OER Initiative
A helpful FAQ published by the Open Education Consortium on the various components of implementing an OER initiative.

Available at http://bit.ly/2mViXnO

Live Activity

Moderated Discussion & Discussion List Subscribe-a-thon
Join an all-day moderated discussion on LOUIS to discuss Open Education Week 2017 and moving forward with open education in Louisiana. We'll also feature a subscribe-a-thon for our new Affordable Learning LOUISiana discussion list. This discussion list will be open to all those in Louisiana interested in affordable learning and open education!

Available at http://bit.ly/louis-lists

Download the 2017 Agenda!

We've published a downloadable agenda of our scheduled activities & events.

About Open Education Week

Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.