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OPEN FL

Guide for the open and affordable learning community of Florida, OPEN FL.

Overview

Overview

Four years and counting! We’re excited to present this unique opportunity for Open Education Resources (OER) advocates and stakeholders, of all roles, to come together to work on reducing the cost of textbooks and supplies for Florida’s students. Join faculty, librarians, instructional designers, support services, and administrators from across Florida as we collaborate, share ideas and experiences, learn from state and national OER experts and leaders, and explore best practices, tools, and resources to take your local OER program to the next level!

OPEN FL is committed to bringing OER to the forefront of education to help make higher education accessible and affordable to everyone through the FL OER Summit 2022.

Topics of interest for this year’s summit:

Past

  • How did the OER movement begin?
  • How did OER get to where it is today?
  • What have we learned?

Present

  • What is the state of OER right now?
  • What projects are actively in the works?
  • What are the challenges facing widespread adoption of OER?

Future

  • What is the future of OER?
  • What solutions need to be developed?
  • How can we work together to shape tomorrow's student leaders?

Keynote Panel

Topic: Exploring Open Educational Resources and their Impact on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The connection between Open Educational Resources (OER) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is critical to a sustainable and successful OER program. This plenary panel discussion will explore the strategies employed at Valencia College. The strategies discussed during this panel presentation will help you connect your OER goals to DEI by recognizing how OER can directly reinforce equity efforts and reflect the student population's diversity while enhancing the quality and relevancy of the course materials.

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

 

Devika Ramsingh

Devika Ramsingh

Librarian
Valencia College, West Campus

Session: Keynote Panel, Moderator

Devika has been a librarian for over 15 years. She joined Valencia College in 2016 and became involved in OER as the Liaison for Business. She is also the liaison for Math and Education and an adjunct professor in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Leadership (BASBOL) program. Devika is also a member of the college OER team focused on approaching OER from a college-wide perspective.

 

 

 


Susan Dunn

Dr. Susan Dunn

Dean, Behavioral/Social Science
Valencia College, West Campus

Session: Keynote Panel

Susan has been working in higher education since around 2004 and joined Valencia College full time in 2008. For 10 years, she served as the Manager of Credit Programs at the Winter Park Campus before becoming Dean of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the West Campus in August 2019. She began to take an interest in OER around 2012 while conducting research for her dissertation which focused on faculty responses to textbook affordability efforts. In 2019, she revisited the topic of OER and other textbook affordability efforts while conducting further research during a Spring sabbatical. Susan enjoys teaching an occasional section of ANT 2000 – Introductory Anthropology and ANT 2000H – Introductory Anthropology Honors.

 


Cheri Cutter

Dr. Cheri Cutter

Interim Dean, Business
Valencia College, West Campus

Session: Keynote Panel

Dr. Cheri Cutter joined Valencia College in 2015 as a full-time business faculty member and program chair for the Associate in Science Business Administration program, and currently serves as the Interim Dean of the West Campus Business Division.

Dr. Cutter recognizes the value of Open Education Resources (OER) and incorporates OER in all of the courses she teaches. “Affordability of course materials can be a barrier to student learning and success. To help remove these barriers, most of our Associate level business courses and all of the courses in our Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Leadership (BASBOL) utilize free OER.

 


John Niss

John Niss

Interim Executive Dean
Valencia College, Winter Park Campus

Session: Keynote Panel

John Niss is a math faculty member currently serving as Interim Executive Dean of Valencia College’s Winter Park Campus. He has a long history of involvement in instructional material and is currently the administrative co-chair of the college’s Instructional Materials Standing Committee.

 

 

 


Dave Heffernan

David R. Heffernan

Professor, Criminal Justice Program Chair
Valencia College, Osceola Campus

Session: Keynote Panel

Dave “Heff” Heffernan is a criminal justice program chair and professor at Valencia College. Previously, Dave was the director of the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) at Valencia College’s School of Public Safety, overseeing the law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice academies, and Florida’s second largest advanced/specialized law enforcement training program.

 

 

 


Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

Emerging Technology Librarian
Valencia College, Winter Park Campus

Session: Keynote Panel

Adam Johnson is an Emerging Technology Librarian at Valencia College’s Winter Park Campus. His teaching and research interests lie at the intersection of technology and equity, and he is a strong advocate for the transformative nature of using open and affordable resources across the curriculum. He has received Creative Commons Certification, attended the AAC&U OER Institute, and led several professional development initiatives at his home institution.

Sponsorship

Sponsors:


Honorlock LogoMcGraw Hill LogoEBSCO Logo

 

The 2022 OER Summit, May 18-19, will bring together higher education leaders to discuss the future of open educational resources. By sponsoring this virtual event, your business will gain valuable exposure to the industry insiders who are creating the educational programs of tomorrow.


Sponsor Packages

Diamond Sponsor - SOLD OUT

($2,000) First Day Digital Lunch for first 200 attendees ($10 digital gift card for lunch)

  • Sponsors acknowledged on all printed and digital materials for the conference, website, and social media
  • One meeting space for the entire conference, to allow attendee drop ins and discussions
  • 15-minute educational presentation about your company/organization and a current industry trend after lunch
  • Complimentary conference registration for three attendees
  • Full digital letter sheet within attendee digital packet
  • Two Marketing Blasts- Opt-in option for attendees

($2,000) Second Day Digital Lunch for first 200 attendees ($10 digital gift card for lunch)

  • Sponsors acknowledged on all printed and digital materials for the conference, website, and social media
  • One meeting space for the entire conference, to allow attendee drop ins and discussions
  • 15-minute educational presentation about your company/organization and a current industry trend after lunch
  • Complimentary conference registration for three attendees
  • Full digital letter sheet within attendee digital packet
  • Two Marketing Blasts- Opt-in option for attendees

Gold Sponsor

($1,000) Day 1 Digital Coffee Break for first 200 attendees ($5 digital gift card to coffee chain)

  • Sponsors acknowledged on all printed and digital materials for the conference, website, and social media
  • Complimentary conference registration for three attendees
  • 5-minute welcome at the beginning of the day’s events
  • Half-size digital letter sheet within attendee digital packet
  • One Marketing Blast- Opt-in option for attendees

($1,000) Day 2 Digital Coffee Break for first 200 attendees ($5 digital gift card to coffee chain)

  • Sponsors acknowledged on all printed and digital materials for the conference, website, and social media
  • Complimentary conference registration for three attendees
  • 5-minute welcome at the beginning of the day’s events
  • Half-size digital letter sheet within attendee digital packet
  • One Marketing Blast- Opt-in option for attendees

Silver Sponsor

($500- Multiple Opportunities) Collection of Print OER Textbooks for Library of one random drawing of attendee names

  • Sponsors acknowledged on all printed and digital materials for the conference, website, and social media
  • Complimentary conference registration for three attendees
  • Recognition at the event
  • Quarter-size digital letter sheet within attendee digital packet

 

Due to the virtual nature of this event, delivery of all sponsorship opportunities is not guaranteed. If you’re interested in being an OER Summit sponsor, please contact Rebel Cummings-Sauls for more information.

 

Sponsorship Benefits Diamond Gold Silver
Sponsors acknowledged on all printed and digital materials for the conference, website, and social media X X X
Complimentary conference registration for three attendees X X X
Recognition at the event X X X
Quarter-size digital letter sheet within attendee digital packet     X
5-minute welcome at the beginning of the day’s events   X  
Half-size digital letter sheet within attendee digital packet   X  
One Marketing Blast- Opt-in option for attendees   X  
Two Marketing Blasts - Opt-in option for attendees X    
One meeting space for the entire conference, to allow attendee drop ins and discussions X    
15-minute educational presentation about your company/organization and a current industry trend after lunch X    
Full digital letter sheet within attendee digital packet X    

 

Agenda

AGENDA

 

Day 1 - Wednesday, May 18, 2022

(All times are Eastern)


8:45-9:00 AM

Welcome - Opening Remarks

A Brief Introduction to Honorlock

Session Description:

Honorlock provides online proctoring software and services to higher education institutions and organizations. Our on-demand proctoring solution combines AI and live test proctors to support students and faculty while protecting academic integrity. Used by several of the largest universities in the US, Honorlock is dedicated to providing world-class service and support 24/7/365. https://honorlock.com/

9:00-10:00 AM

Keynote Panel: Exploring Open Educational Resources and their Impact on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Devika Ramsingh, Librarian, Valencia College, West Campus, Moderator

Dr. Susan Dunn, Dean, Behavioral/Social Science, Valencia College, West Campus

Dr. Cheri Cutter, Interim Dean, Business, Valencia College, West Campus

John Niss, Interim Executive Dean, Valencia College, Winter Park Campus

David R. Heffernan, Professor, Criminal Justice Program Chair, Valencia College, Osceola Campus

Adam Johnson, Emerging Technology Librarian, Valencia College, Winter Park Campus

Session Description:

The connection between Open Educational Resources (OER) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is critical to a sustainable and successful OER program. This plenary panel discussion will explore the strategies employed at Valencia College. The strategies discussed during this panel presentation will help you connect your OER goals to DEI by recognizing how OER can directly reinforce equity efforts and reflect the student population's diversity while enhancing the quality and relevancy of the course materials.

10:00-11:00 AM

The OER Voyage of the Florida SouthWestern State College Buccaneers

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Arenthia Herren, OER Librarian, Chair of Libraries, Florida SouthWestern State College

Session Description:

Join OER librarian Arenthia Herren as she discusses navigating the “open” seas at FSW. The smooth sailing and the rough seas will be discussed to help you navigate your own voyage. Over the past three years, FSW has seen tremendous growth in the reduction of textbook costs and the adoption of OER. This presentation will address faculty training in OER, the creation of an OER committee, and the run up to the inaugural FSW OER Institute launching in July 2022 featuring 16 faculty members working on 7 different projects representing 4 of the 5 schools at the College.

11:00-12:00 AM

Embracing OER: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies

Part 1- Session Recording

Part 2-Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Shannon Dew, Director of Online Library Services and OER Task Force Lead, Florida State College at Jacksonville

Erik Christensen, Dean Emeritus, South Florida State College (erik.christensen@southflorida.edu)

Session Description:

This interactive session will provide you with a smorgasbord of tips, tricks, and strategies from two Florida College System institutions that will share their experiences and lessons learned in promoting the institution-wide adoption of OER. A macro view will be provided by South Florida State College, winner of the Chancellor’s Best Practice Award in 2016 for their OER initiative, SFSCopen, and a micro view will be provided by Florida State College at Jacksonville as it is currently undergoing a major OER initiative as part of an American Association of Colleges and Schools (AAC&U) Institute on OER. As a result, you will understand their motivations and strategies for helping faculty find relevant OER relevant for their discipline, evaluate OER to ensure it meets learning objectives and is accurate and accessible, adopt and adapt OER to meet student needs and faculty teaching styles, and finally, tips and suggestions on how to advocate for the expanded use of OER at your institution. Come ready to be engaged and leave with a variety of strategies and resources that can fuel the development of your OER implementation plan and ignite your institution’s transformation through large-scale OER adoption.

This will be a joint presentation sharing tips, tricks, and strategies focused on promoting a large-scale, institution-wide adoption of OER.


12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch (At your leisure)

 

1:00-1:30 PM

Zero Textbook Cost Program at Hillsborough Community College

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Kristin Heathcock, Librarian, Hillsborough Community College

Joshua Hill, Accessibility Specialist, Hillsborough Community College (jhill89@hccfl.edu)

Session Description:

Efforts to create a Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) degree pathway are underway. Individuals at the college have been working on various OER efforts for more than five years. This year efforts have finally begun to pay off. A group at the college was formed to focus on a campus-based degree pathway, which has morphed into a college-wide initiative that involves classroom faculty, librarians, the accessibility specialist, a career center manager, and other administrators at the college. In the fall term, the ZTC indicator was integrated into our course search website allowing students to identify ZTC courses prior to registration. The indicator allows for data collection and tracking cost savings for students. We will discuss our upcoming Zero Textbook Cost Summer Institute. A key session for this institute will be a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Open Educational Resources panel. Finally, we will discuss the results of our student ZTC survey with over 500 respondents.

 

1:30-2:00 PM

Developing OpenPublishing within the OpenNJ open education repository

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Marilyn N. Ochoa, Director, Library Services & Principal Investigator and Project Director, Open Textbook Collaborative FIPSE Grant, Middlesex College

Mark V. Sullivan, Sobek Digital (mark.v.sullivan@sobekdigital.com)

Steve Chudnick, Middlesex College (schudnick@middlesexcc.edu)

Session Description:

This session will cover development of the OpenPublishing platform which integrates into an open open-source, standards-based SobekCM digital repository (OpenNJ) to host open educational resources. This OpenNJ system, developed for the open textbook collaborative project and funded by the United States Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot Program, included a technology-based strategy for continuous improvement open repository that includes the inauguration of the first national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Course OER Collection. This affordable solution allows for searching for, creating, hosting, and integrating OER (textbooks, quizzes, lectures, and more) into learning management systems (LMS) and other systems in the seamless way. To promote active learning, this solution provides a new opportunity for faculty to create online learning materials which can be incorporated in an LMS while also encouraging sharing of the OER throughout the larger educational community. This personalized learning experience within the system creates opportunities to engage with students as creators of information rather than as only consumers; this is a hallmark of open pedagogy in which faculty and students learn and create knowledge together, which can transform instruction and student improve learning outcomes (Allen et al., 2015).

The OpenPublishing tool will be demoed and the overall workflow discussed. The presenters will lead an open discussion with the participants about creation of material and additional needs for OER use, creation, and reuse. Potential OER content users and creators are encouraged to come and bring ideas and their own experiences with them to facilitate the discussion.

 

2:00-3:00 PM

Big impact OER practices from a small school: jumpstarting your OER efforts

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Jason Stone, PhD, Division Head of Liberal Arts, Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City

Dorothy Weaver, PhD, Department Head of Behavioral Sciences, Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City

Breeman Ainsworth, PhD, Department Head of Humanities, Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City

Session Description:

In the summer of 2017, Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City had no OER adoptions. Since the fall of 2017, the 15 courses at OSU-OKC attracting the most enrollment began to transition away from for-profit textbook solutions and embrace OER adoptions. In that time, student satisfaction with textbook costs has improved dramatically. On a recent poll conducted by our Bookstore, OSU-OKC students reported 70% satisfaction with textbook costs on our campus. The national average is 42%. This session will share the story of our journey through OER adoptions and the eight high impact practices we adopted to support OER adoptions.

Our big impact practices were to:

  1. incentivize faculty OER adoptions
  2. target high enrollment courses for OER adoption
  3. recognize that OER adoption is a high impact practice for part-time student populations
  4. support OER continuation
  5. create an environment where OER looked like the ‘cool’ thing for professors to do
  6. support students who needed physical copies of the texts
  7. disengage from a bookstore who did not robustly support our new adoptions
  8. support OER adoption and continuation from an institutional, regional, and statewide perspective

 

The Liberal Arts @ OSUOKC team won the Innovation Award for our adoption and use of OER's in the spring of 2019.

 

3:00-3:15 PM

UoPeople: OER and a Few Library Books

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Ilene Frank, Hillsborough Community College and volunteer Acting Library Director at University of the People

Session Description:

UoPeople is an online, global, accredited, tuition-free university founded in 2009. The University now has more than 100,000 students taught by thousands of volunteer faculty and librarians. All courses use OER along with a few library ebooks and articles from standard library databases. Learn more about UoPeople’s use of OER.

3:15-3:30 PM

Jumpstarting a Stalled OER Project

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Cindy Gruwell, Assistant Librarian/Coordinator of Scholarly Communication, University of West Florida

Robin Ewing, Professor/Research Librarian, St. Cloud State University rlewing@stcloudstate.edu

Session Description:

Are you struggling to finish an OER project? We’ve been there! Too often students face a dilemma between expensive course materials and basic needs. We don’t want our students to face that choice so we decided to create an open textbook that incorporates critical thinking and information literacy. Our plan was to adapt existing OER texts. Our energy and enthusiasm was high and the project progressed despite headwinds. Then the wheel-spinning commenced. Join us as we describe how we got back on track.

3:30-3:45 PM

Saving Time and Money through OER and Open Degree Plans

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Carolyn Stevenson, Faculty Advisor, School of General Education, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Purdue University Global

Session Description:

Do you have learners with prior college-level learning? Learn how learners leverage accomplishments and apply them toward an online degree in Professional Studies at Purdue Global. We offer two online pathways for learners to earn a degree in Professional Studies: a traditional term-based program and an independent study program. This customizable program is an excellent choice if learners want to design their own curriculum and receive degree credit for prior coursework from an accredited institution, an experiential portfolio, open courses, examinations, military training, or other experiential learning. In the Independent version of the degree plans, learners work with a Faculty Advisor who curates OER to guide learners toward degree completion.

This presentation discusses the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies degree, ways to earn credit, prior learning assessment, and open educational resources. The session will engage participants with an open discussion on the use of OERs, gaining institutional buy-in for OERs, and a resource-share opportunity.

Additional information on the Professional Studies degrees and the two pathways: https://www.purdueglobal.edu/degree-programs/professional-studies/bachelor-degree-professional-studies/

Additional information on the Alternative Credit Center at PG: https://www.purdueglobal.edu/alternative-college-credits/

3:45-4:00 PM

Criminal Justice Pathway Course Development in Oregon

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Phoebe Daurio, Grant Project Manager, Open Oregon Educational Resources

Amy Hofer, Statewide Open Education Program Director, Open Oregon Educational Resources (hofera@linnbenton.edu)

Session Description:

Are you a criminal justice faculty member looking for openly licensed, high-quality course materials designed with an equity lens? Attend this lightning talk to learn about a project under way in Oregon.

The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) in the U.S. Department of Education awarded a grant to Open Oregon Educational Resources to develop openly-licensed, targeted pathway materials with an equity lens for Criminal Justice. We've gathered a team including support from a research consultant, instructional designer, instructional editor, equity consultant, project manager, academic peer reviewers, and workforce advisory board to support authors designing, developing, and implementing open textbooks and course materials for:

  • Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Race & Crime
  • Mental Disorders and the Criminal Justice System

In this presentation we'll describe the pipeline projects and briefly share how the leadership team structure supports our authors.

 

4:00-5:00 PM

Global Possibilities: Open Pedagogy on an International Campus

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Stephanie Robertson, Outreach Librarian/Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University–Hawaii

Session Description:

As an outreach librarian spearheading OER and Open Pedagogy efforts and communities of practice groups at BYU-Hawaii (BYUH), I have been amazed at the global possibilities we can work with as an international community. Our student population represents over 70 countries worldwide and BYUH has a mission to help students return to their home countries upon graduation equipped with the tools they need to succeed. Partnering with students to also find and navigate OER, and create their own open projects, promotes sustainability, equity, and provides resources and tools for students to collaborate and be leaders in their global communities and future industries. Now that I have established relationships with faculty on campus who are committed to OER and Open Pedagogy, I want to take our practice to the next level by considering the global possibilities that are available to us, and more importantly our students, as we consider the best way to work together in helping to shape tomorrow’s student leaders through collaboration and creation. We are looking toward the future by planning to edit existing OER, translate existing OER into their native languages, and work new, CC-licensed projects into our curriculum. This session will be an outline of what has been done already at BYUH, what we hope to accomplish on campus and globally through these projects, and finally, a discussion with those in attendance on what is being done on their campuses as we all support each other in helping to shape tomorrow’s student leaders.

 

Day 2 - Thursday, May 19, 2022

(All times are Eastern)


8:45-9:00 AM

Welcome

Ensuring Quality, Access and Sustainability of Affordable Course Materials to Increase Student Outcomes

Session Recording

Session Description:

One of the ways McGraw Hill has prioritized making course materials more affordable for students is through Custom Courseware Solutions. Brian Coovert, PMP (Senior Solutions Architect) will provide a brief overview of how we’ve worked with faculty and academic departments to combine OER and self-authored content with our award-winning technologies to develop custom courseware solutions that enhance and increase sustainability of the content and enable instructors to teach a course that best fits their needs and those of students.

Research shows student spending on course materials has dropped approximately 36% over the past decade. Erin Patrick (Director of Strategic Partnerships) will cover how McGraw Hill has remained focused on improving access and affordability of course materials to students in Florida, highlighting inclusive access savings realized this year on McGraw Hill products at participating institutions across the state.

9:00-10:00 AM

CollabOERate: An OER Team Approach

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Shannon Dew, Director of Online Library Services and OER Task Force Lead, Florida State College at Jacksonville

Dr. Scott Cason, Professor, Florida State College at Jacksonville (scason@fscj.edu)

Dr. Mary Lee Cunill, Professor, Florida State College at Jacksonville (mary.l.cunill@fscj.edu)

Dr. Shep Shepard, Professor, Florida State College at Jacksonville (shep.shepard@fscj.edu)

Emily O'Neil, Librarian, Florida State College at Jacksonville (emily.oneil@fscj.edu)

Julie Pactor, Librarian, Florida State College at Jacksonville

Session Description:

The Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) has developed an OER degree pathway for students to complete their Associate in Arts in General Studies. Most of these courses are offered online with the OER course materials residing in the Canvas LMS. In order to have these materials available to a broader audience and expand access to a larger academic community, FSCJ is developing open textbooks through their Pressbooks account. This endeavor is not one that can be accomplished alone and the College has developed a team approach with faculty subject matter experts, faculty librarians, and instructional designers working together and deliver the content on the Pressbooks site. In this panel discussion, FSCJ faculty will share the process of updating OER courses and the collaboration with the library to have these course materials available as a digital textbook with integrated activities using Pressbooks and H5P.

This will be a panel discussion.

10:00-11:00 AM

OER in the Plague Years – Lessons and a Hands-on Workshop

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Joshua Halpern, Outreach, LibreTexts

Yasin Dahli, Libretexts (yasin@libretexts.org)

Session Description:

This workshop will describe how one large OER project encountered and met the challenge of the plague years, growing its community, offerings and technology. Participants get a first, hands-on introduction to the system and learn how to start working with it. In the past two years community members have met the challenge of switching to distance learning using wiki based libraries, remixing, editing and creating custom courses. Collaborative text creation exploded. Key improvements were made in ancillary technologies including homework. New project management software has been developed. Accessibility checking is now possible within the page editor backed by a detailed check list in the project managment system. A common platform allowed rapid introduction of new features. Ease of use by everyone, everywhere became the basic accessibility issue. That applies to making it as easy as possible for faculty to create and for students to reach and use materials that serve their training and needs. It was especially important to provide multiple channels for learner access. Books are available online, via printed books, ebooks, embeddable into LMSs and can be mailed on an SD card. LibreTexts has recently developed a FOSS version that can be independently operated for those interested.

11:00-12:00 AM

A New Road Taken: ENC1102 Goes OER

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Alexis Carlson, Librarian/Assistant Professor, Indian River State College (acarlson@irsc.edu)

Sarah M. Mallonee, Professor of English, Indian River State College(smallone@irsc.edu)

Angie Neely-Sardon, Librarian/Assistant Professor, Indian River State College(asardon@irsc.edu)

Katharine B. Piatchek, Assistant Professor of English, Indian River State College (kpiatche@irsc.edu)

Brett Williams, Librarian/Instructor, Indian River State College (bwilliam@irsc.edu)

Session Description:

The IRSC Librarians are working with the English and Communications Department to convert all sections of the ENC1102 course to OER. The English faculty recently converted the ENC1101 online course to a low-cost course by using a Lumen Learning OER textbook, Lumen Waymaker, and supplemental resources created by the IRSC Librarians in place of an expensive anthology. The success of the ENC1101 course spawned the desire to convert the ENC1102 course as well. Working with the faculty, the librarians designed a LibGuide to host the learning materials selected by the English department for the course and created course-specific supplemental resources including videos on using library resources, literature databases, the research process, and MLA style. The course is scheduled to go live in Fall 2022.


12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch (At your leisure)

 

1:00-1:30 PM

Breaking Down OER Silos through a Networked Approach

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Melinda Boland, Vice President, Services Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (mindy@iskme.org)

Session Description:

In this session, we will discuss ISKME’s progression from our initial launch of OER Commons in 2007 to developing distinct, customized, digital libraries, Microsites, to the creation of a networked OER Exchange (OERX) where partners can share resource collections directly with one another. We’ll examine the built-in support for dual enrollment courses using the OERX, which will allow for sharing between Higher Education and K-12 partners. Finally, we’ll look ahead to the extension of that work: connecting to externally hosted repositories in an Open Metadata Exchange and making OER exponentially more discoverable. We’ll look at the potential for how this work will create a vibrant, open OER community globally.

This session will include a live demo of the OER Exchange tool that connects ISKME digital libraries - OER Commons, K12, and Higher Education Microsites.

1:30-2:00 PM

Inclusive or Exclusive? Reexamining "Inclusive Access" Textbook Programs

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Trudi Radtke, Open Education Project Manager, SPARC access resources and more information from InclusiveAccess.org.

Session Description:

In an effort to make course materials more affordable and accessible, many campuses are experimenting with "Inclusive Access" programs. Designed by the textbook industry, Inclusive Access is an emerging sales model that adds the cost of digital course content into students’ tuition and fees—in other words, automatic textbook billing. While the advertised benefits of these programs have been widely promoted, there are also drawbacks for students and faculty that deserve equal attention. This presentation will provide the facts on what Inclusive Access programs mean for your campus, explore how they differ from open models like OER, and examine whether Inclusive Access is "inclusive" at all. Also, learn how to

Presentation Objectives:

  • Examine the equity and accessibility implications of Inclusive Access programs.
  • Learn how to access resources and more information from InclusiveAccess.org to help make informed decisions about Inclusive Access programs on your campus.

 

2:00-3:00 PM

Dismantling Barriers to Student Success through Affordable Learning Materials

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Alan Rodriguez Santiago, Assistant Professor of Math, Miami Dade College (arodri53@mdc.edu)

Allison Thomas Johnson, Associate Professor of English, Miami Dade College

Taurie Gittings, Associate Professor of Humanities, Miami Dade College (tgitting@mdc.edu)

Session Description:

An interdisciplinary panel of professors from Miami Dade College will share how they implemented OER and other affordable learning materials in their classes to reduce cost and increase access for students. They will demonstrate different approaches to using affordable learning materials and discuss the challenges and successes they encountered along the way.

3:00-4:00 PM

SOAR into the Future

Session Recording

Presenter(s):

Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Director of Digital Services and OER, Florida Virtual Campus (rsauls@flvc.org)

Dr. John Opper, Executive Director of Distance Learning and Student Services, Florida Virtual Campus (jopper@flvc.org)

Elijah Scott, Executive Director of Library Services, Florida Virtual Campus (escott@flvc.org)

Session Description:

During this session we will review what information is known about the promising SOAR legislation and its potential impact on Florida Higher Education. This session will highlight current FLVC resources available to members as they prepare for the implementation of the initiative and possible opportunities at their institutions.

 

Summit Committee

OER SUMMIT COMMITTEE

Special thanks to our OER Summit Committee for all of their time and hard work in bringing this 2022 Summit together:

Shannon Dew
Director of Online Library Services
Library and Learning Commons/Downtown Campus and Open Campus/Deerwood Center
Florida State College of Jacksonville

Brett Williams
Reference Librarian
Indian River State College

Ilene Frank
Librarian
Hillsborough Community College

Lori Albrizio
Associate Professor/Librarian
Broward College

Kristin Heathcock
Librarian
Hillsborough Community College

Cindy Gruwell
Assistant Librarian/Coordinator of Scholarly Communication
University of West Florida

Elijah Scott
Executive Director of Library Services
FLVC Library Services

Rebel Cummings-Sauls
Director, Digital Services and OER
FLVC Library Services

Stephen Szanati
Technical Operations Specialist of Digital Services and OER
FLVC Library Services

Simonne Jackson
Technical Operations Specialist of Digital Services and OER
FLVC Library Services

John Opper, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Distance Learning & Student Services
FLVC Distance Learning and Student Services

Bob Hartnett
Director of Media, Communications & Marketing
FLVC

Nashla Dawahre
Director of Online Career & Academic Advising Services
FLVC Distance Learning and Student Services

Elisabeth Ball
Program Coordinator of Digital Services and OER
FLVC Library Services