Open Texas 2021 Program

Below is a detailed outline of the conference schedule. You can see the full program on our conference site and or download a PDF of the program here. Please contact open.ed.texas@gmail.com with any questions or suggestions.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

TIME

Room 1 Room 2

Room 3

9:30 AM

Networking session

10:00 AM

Welcome and Conference Orientation: Welcome from Conference Organizers and Planners, plus useful information to help you navigate the virtual conference environment

10:30 AM

#GoOpenHumanities: Building Bridges between Scholarship and Teaching with OER Building institution-wide programs to support and grow OER on your campus Changing the Narrative with Pre-Service Teachers: From Copyright Restrictions to Creative Commons Permissions & OER

11:00 AM

One Engineering Professor’s Evolution into an OER Advocate Meet Your OER Ambassadors from Texas Digital Library Community Building: Using peer review to engage librarians and faculty in the design of an OER Community of Learning

11:30 AM

Writing Their Own Way Through History Open Educational Resources and Texas A&M University’s Student Success Initiative: Evidence of Impact Documenting Fall 2020/Spring 2021: Using Runner Research Press and Pressbooks to Capture Student Reflections

12:00 PM

  Lunch

TIME

Room 1 Room 2

Room 3

1:00 PM

Keynote Address:
Dr. DeRionne Pollard (click here to learn more about Dr. Pollard)

2:00 PM

OER Plug And Play: De-mystifying OER for faculty using Brightspace Public Good or Common Pool Resource: What does it mean to share an OER commons? Ins and Outs of Publicly Available Resources: Traversing the OER Landscape

2:30 PM

  Break

TIME

Room 1 Room 2

Room 3

3:00 PM

Open Pedagogy: Moving from OER for Students to OER with Students Workshop: Building Momentum on OER Across the University of Texas System Workshop: Lights, Camera, Action – Creating Engagement with OER Materials

4:00 PM

Lightning Talks

“Creating Clinical Case Studies as OpenEducational Resources at a New Medical School”

“Beyond OER: Exploring Other Opportunities to Reduce Student Costs”

“The Librarian-Faculty OER Consultation Process – A Community College Librarian’s Perspective”

“My Journey with OER”

Enhancing and Assessing Teamwork through an Open Educational Resource 

4:30 PM

Adjourn – see you on Day 2

 

Friday, March 12, 2021

TIME

Room 1 Room 2

Room 3

9:30 AM

Networking sessions

10:00 AM

The OER life cycle: Guiding faculty members through the process of OER development Universal Usability Workshop (10:00-11:00am): The OER Equity Blueprint – Work from the Driving OER Sustainability for Student Success Collaborative

10:30 AM

Assessing the Efficacy of OER in Lifelong Learning Competencies Tiered OER Professional Development: Bridging gaps between adoption, adaption, and creation OER Equity Blueprint Workshop continues to 11am

11:00 AM

Workshop: Making Our Classrooms and Institutions More Open and Equitable Workshop: What Students Want: Advocating for OER Amid Other Course Material Models Workshop: Strategies for Assessing an OER Incentive Program

12:00 PM

  Lunch

TIME

Room 1 Room 2

Room 3

1:00 PM

The State of OER Panel:
Texas OER Updates from statewide organizations (Texas Digital Libraries, Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas, and the Higher Education Coordinating Board)

2:15 PM

One Step at A Time: Transforming Three Lock-Step Courses to The Alternative Textbook Format Authoring, Adopting, and Using an OER Textbook for a Business Ethics Course Workshop: How Would You Teach if Copyright Wasn’t in the Way? Reimagining Open Education with the Best Practices in Fair Use and Fair Dealing for Open Education

2:45 PM

Texas Learn OER: Project Overview & Outcomes Virtues of Open Beyond Cost: Collaborative, Community-Driven, Locally-Focused Fair Use Workshop continues to 3:15pm.

3:15 PM

  Break

TIME

Room 1

3:30 PM

Student Panel: A panel of students from Houston Community College, University of Houston-Downtown, and University of Houston, as well as other student groups, will come together to discuss their experiences with textbook prices, open textbooks, and OER at their institutions.

4:30 PM

Conference Wrap-up

 


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