Getting Started with OER: Free Webinar Series

Navigate the murky waters of OER by signing up for this free webinar series which will help you get started with OER on your campus.

Texas Digital Library is excited to present a new webinar series highlighting practical steps to getting started with OER (open educational resources). Join your colleagues in sharing practical approaches for implementing OER on your campus. Each webinar in the series will feature presentations from academic librarians working with OER throughout Texas.

All the webinars in this series are free and open to anyone who is interested.

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Featuring presentations from:

Alamo Colleges District | Austin Community College | Houston Community College | Texas A&M University | Texas Tech University | University of Houston | University of Texas at Arlington | University of Texas at Austin | University of Texas at San Antonio

The series, starting Spring 2019, will feature the following webinars with live Q&A following each presentation:

March 5, 2019, 3pm CST | Lessons Learned in OER

Lessons Learned in OER will present an introduction to the breadth of issues, challenges, and early wins for getting started with OER.

Presentations by:

  • Phillip Anaya Digital & OER Coordinator, Alamo Colleges District
  • Carrie Gits Head Librarian/Associate Professor / SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow, Austin Community College
  • DeeAnn Ivie Open Education Coordinator, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Rusty Kimball Leader, Open Access for Student Educational Success / Geosciences Librarian | Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
  • Colleen Lyon Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Texas at Austin
  • Ursula Pike Instructional Initiatives Coordinator, Austin Community College
  • Kelly Visnak Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications, University of Texas at Arlington

April 2019, date and time TBD | Getting Buy-In

Getting Buy-In will cover tactics for garnering support for OER adoption from faculty, administration, students, and other campus partners.

June 2019, date and time TBD | Sustaining OER

Sustaining OER will present ideas and tactics for increasing adoption and improving outreach on your campus.

Summer 2019, date and time TBD | Audience Choice

The Audience Choice webinar topic will be crowd-sourced from our audience. We will poll our audiences for ideas in surveys and chats during webinars.

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All webinars in the series will be recorded, captioned, and published on Texas Digital Library’s YouTube channel.

The OER Webinar Series, Getting Started with OER, is hosted by Texas Digital Library with special thanks to our series planning committee:

  • Phillip Anaya Digital & OER Coordinator, Alamo Colleges District
  • Lea DeForest, Communication Strategist, Texas Digital Library
  • Carrie Gits Head Librarian/Associate Professor / SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow, Austin Community College
  • DeeAnn Ivie Open Education Coordinator, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Rusty Kimball Leader, Open Access for Student Educational Success / Geosciences Librarian | Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
  • Colleen Lyon Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Texas at Austin
  • Ursula Pike Instructional Initiatives Coordinator, Austin Community College
  • Ariana Santiago Open Educational Resources Coordinator, University of Houston
  • Nathan Smith OER Coordinator / Philosophy Faculty, Houston Community College
  • Camille Thomas Texas Tech University
  • Kelly Visnak Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications, University of Texas at Arlington

STATEMENT OF INCLUSION

Texas Digital Library is committed to the presence and contributions of all persons regardless of age, culture, abilities, bodies, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, nationality, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. We believe that digital libraries are stewarded and utilized by diverse participants, and that supporting the visibility of such diversity enhances the experiences of all digital library community members. As such, this event values inclusiveness and the maintenance of a safe and accountable space for all participants.

Texas Digital Library is dedicated to providing collaborative experiences that are free from all forms of harassment, and inclusive of all people. We know that the best problem-solving and critical thinking happens when people with a wide array of experiences and perspectives come together to work in comfort and safety as peers. We therefore expect participants in the Texas Digital Library community to help create thoughtful and respectful environments where that interaction can take place.

The above statement was crafted from examples set forth by the Different Games Conference and the Digital Library Federation Code of Conduct.

Questions or suggestions? Email Texas Digital Library at info@tdl.org. 

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