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Practical OER: Transitioning from Theory to ImplementationCampus Calendar

Friday, February 2, 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: 110 Moon Library

Event Description: The College Libraries would like to invite you to attend a virtual conference on Open Educational Resources (OERs) on Friday February 2, 2018. The theme this year is Practical OER: Transitioning from Theory to Implementation. This is a great opportunity to engage with each other and learn what our peers, in SUNY and beyond, are doing with OER.

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation (UNESCO). Use of OERs can help keep costs down for students, as well as give faculty the ability to control and customize course materials instead of being bound to traditional publishing models.

The conference will be streamed in Moon 110 and light refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Sessions run from 10am - 3:10pm and will be followed by a discussion on what we want OER to be at ESF and what help and incentive faculty need. We welcome you to drop in when you can. Please share this message with colleagues it may not have reached. We appreciate if you could RSVP to Ellen Edgerton (ebedgert@esf.edu).

For a full description of each streamed session please go to http://sunyla.org/sunyla-midwinter-2018/. If you are unable to stop by the library to attend, or are at a remote location, you may also register at that link and stream it to your office. But we really hope you can attend so that you can engage with your colleagues on the topic.

9:30AM- 10:00AM Welcome remarks from the library.
10:00AM-10:30AM (begin streamed program) It Takes a Village: Library as Partner in a Cross-Departmental OER Support System
10:30AM-11:00AM Just Listen: A Textbook Listening Tour to Advance OER Adoption
11:10AM-11:40AM Its Not About, About. OER as Choice.
11:40AM 12:10PM Culture Shift: Facilitating Institutional Culture Change to Boost the Adoption, Use, and Sharing of OERs
1:00PM 1:30PM Access, Development and Sharing: OERs in The UWI Open Campus
1:30PM 2:00PM Intention, Tenacity, and a Bit of Serendipity: How Weve Grown Open on the Canadian Prairies
2:10PM 2:40PM Printing Custom Textbooks: SUNY OER Services & SUNY Press
2:40PM 3:10PM (concludes streamed portion) Open Education Resources: A UMUC Library Collaboration
3:10PM - 4:00PM Local discussions: Early assessment of OER at Buffalo State. Where do we want to go at ESF?

Ellen Edgerton

Sponsor: Moon Library

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