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OER 101: An Overview

Description: The benefits of incorporating Open Educational Resources (OER) into our classrooms go far beyond the obvious one of making education more affordable for all, but for many educators and stakeholders, they still hold a little (or a lot!) of mystery. This session will attempt to get everyone on the same page by providing a brief, general overview of OER, including what and where they are, how to use them, the benefits they bring, and where to learn more.

Facilitators: Jamie Holmes (Tulsa Community College)

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Creating a culture of responsiveness: Shifting the concept of office hours

Description: Faculty availability to support learners outside synchronous classroom sessions is vital to learner success. The 20th century solution was defined office hours for scheduled, in-person meetings. Now, with technological advances, new tools, and concepts from services marketing, faculty and administrators can collaborate to create a culture of responsiveness, supporting faculty flexibility that improves learner success.

Facilitators: Dana Gray and Maryann Lamer (Rogers State University)

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Personalize Your Google Scholar Library

Description: Creating a personalized Google Scholar Library helps researchers work more efficiently and reduces the overwhelm that can come from such a large quantity of options from results in the Google Scholar search.

Facilitators: Ally Sharp (Langston University)

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Exploring H5P: What it means, and how to use it to create dynamic, engaging OER

Description: Dynamic, interactive content can enhance Open Educational Resources such as textbooks and other online materials and allow for greater student satisfaction and higher levels of retention, comprehension, and understanding. H5P, or HTML-5 Packages, make it simple to create customized content such as dialog cards, image collages, drag-the-words, memory games, and much more—all of which can be added to Pressbooks and other publishing platforms. This presentation will help participants understand what HTML5 means and why it’s so important to the modern web, and also demonstrate the process of locating, customizing, and implementing interactive H5P elements in OER materials.

Facilitators: Simon Ringsmuth (Oklahoma State University)

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How to Use Pressbooks to Create Your Next OER

Description: 2022 Oklahoma OER Summit: Presented by Amy Song and Jocelyn Jones (Pressbooks), This session will provide information and platform guidance for both novices and experts when creating an OER in Pressbooks. Two representatives from Pressbooks will take you through the process from start to finish.

Facilitators: Amy Song and Jocelyn Jones (Pressbooks)

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Teaching of Physics Courses with Open Educational Resources

Description: In this presentation, I will be sharing my experience using different types of Open Educational Resources (OER) in teaching physics courses. Several research studies have shown increase student learning with the use of OER. Materials available on OER can be customized effectively with variety of combinations to create a quality course.

Facilitators: Susmita Hazra (Cameron University)

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The State of OER in Oklahoma 2022

Description: Join the OSRHE online education team to hear what’s happening with OER in Oklahoma this year! Through the initiatives led by the Council for Online Learning Excellence (COLE) and Online Consortium of Oklahoma (OCO), faculty and staff now have access to free professional development, free OER development resources, and grant funding opportunities for those areas. Visit us at https://OCOlearnOK.org to learn more about our online learning and OER initiatives!

Facilitators: Brad Griffith (Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education)

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OER Funding Opportunities Review

Description: For the 2022-23 academic year, OSRHE is offering funding opportunities to faculty and staff at Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities for open educational resources. Join us to hear how you can take advantage of these opportunities! For faculty, open textbook adoption/development grants are available to help convert courses to zero-cost, openly licensed instructional materials. For faculty and staff who support teaching and learning, incentives are available to complete a basic OER training course offered through the Online Consortium of Oklahoma.

Facilitators: Brad Griffith (Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education)

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Teaching with Pressbooks

Description: This session will present an example of how an OER textbook supported on the Pressbooks platform is used with pre-service teachers. How the content of the OER was selected and adapted will be discussed as well as open pedagogy strategies used to support the achievement of student learning outcomes.

Facilitators: Jason Proctor (Northeastern State University)

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Accessibility: Let’s Talk About It!

Description: This round table brings together all types of practitioners to talk about tangible ways we incorporate accessibility into every role, responsibility, and process. This discussion is a space to learn alongside one another as we share accessibility best practices and resources. Bring your experiences, questions, and curiosity!

Facilitators: Cristina Colquhoun and Dr. Kathy Essmiller (Oklahoma State University)

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Building Community through Social Media

Description: Southeastern’s Center for Instructional Development and Technology has a student led social media team that strives to find ways to reach our online community and help them feel connected to our institution. In this panel, you meet students and staff who serve on this team and hear about the initiatives they have taken.

Facilitators: Christala Smith and Max Hamblin (Southeastern Oklahoma State University)

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Strengthening our Online Program with Peer Reviews

Description: Required peer reviews are challenging! This session describes our experience implementing a peer review process to support those new to online instruction at the pandemic’s beginning. We discuss how the internal review works and why we adopted the process as an annual event for all who teach online.

Facilitators: Jennifer Campbell and Greg Stone (Tulsa Community College)

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Introduction to Humanizing Online

Description: This session is an overview of what humanized online learning is and how it can help students succeed in college and university courses. Tips are provided for instructional designers and faculty to use in their courses to help make their online offerings have more relevant content that in turn helps to improve student motivation.

Facilitators: Lora Pezzell (University of Central Oklahoma)

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Baby Steps in Podcasting

Description: Get started with podcasts! It is a free, simple way to reach people without having to worry about finding time for meetings between classes.

Facilitators: Ally Sharp (Langston University)

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Collaboration in Technology Decisions: The LMS Transition at Southeastern

Description: Southeastern’s LMS Transition Committee has greatly benefitted from collaboration with faculty, staff, and students at SE as well as colleagues around the state. This presentation demonstrates the power of networking and collaboration in important technology decisions.

Facilitators: Christala Smith, Kate Shannon, Karl Frinkle (Southeastern Oklahoma State University)

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The Seven Wonders of the Great Remove Learning Shift

Description: The Oklahoma Teacher Connection (OTC) is a division of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education that focuses on linking resources and transforming education. In this morning session, we will explore adaptive strategies, highlighting seven categories of “lessons learned” during the pandemic years 2020-2022.

Facilitators: Dr. Melissa Brevetti and Dr. Goldie Thompson (Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education)

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Standardizing Templates vs. Academic Freedom in Online Programs

Description: This presentation discusses proven strategies for building a workable balance between ensuring consistency and standardization throughout an online program while maintaining faculty academic freedom.

Facilitators: Dr. Nancy Gwin (University of Central Oklahoma)

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Building Community in Online Classes

Description: Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of creating a sense of community in classroom environments, but this is difficult to do when teaching online. This session will demonstrate successful methods of using simple technologies and teaching practices to create a community of connected, engaged learners in online classes.

Facilitators: Simon Ringsmuth (Oklahoma State University).

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Developing a Simulated Domestic Violence Activity for Online Learners

Description: Converting an interactive activity from a F2F to an online environment can be a rewarding experience. Using a case from a Victimology course, this presentation explains how the instructor and web developers adapt a domestic violence activity to a simulated experience.

Facilitators: Dr. Jaime L. Burns (University of Central Oklahoma)

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Don’t Worry There’s a Video for That!

Description: Every semester I ask myself, how do I bring an in-person teaching experience to the online environment? While I get better at it every semester, in this session I focus on the use of videos for humanizing the online experience to communicate about assignments, discussions, expectations, and feedback.

Facilitators: Dr. Niccole L. Miller (University of Central Oklahoma).

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Workshopping for the Workforce

Description: This problem-posing workshop presents actionable steps including facilitation, collaboration, and breaking down communication silos to support institutional growth through enhanced workforce development initiatives, micro-credentialing opportunities, and online curricula.

Facilitators: Thomas Horne (Oklahoma City Community College)

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Lifelong Learning & Open Education

Description: Brainstorm with colleagues on how to provide opportunities to students to develop lifelong learning competencies. Learn about the lifelong learning competencies identified in research by a 3-year federally funded grant project and how there are many opportunities to develop them with Open Education.

Facilitators: Marla Lobley (East Central University) Kathy Essmiller (Oklahoma State University) Jamie Holmes (Tulsa Community College)

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Creating an Interactive Syllabus

Description: This session teaches you how to create an interactive syllabus for your students. The syllabus is an important document in your course and it contains valuable information. When students can find the information they need, they are able to access your online course materials more quickly and thus engage more as a student.

Facilitators: Lora Pezzell (University of Central Oklahoma)

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Zooming in to Better Online Education: Best Practices for Increasing Student Participation in Zoom Classrooms

Description: Laura Garrett discusses the most successful methods to enrich Zoom and outlines the pitfalls. These methods allow participation in engaging ways, sometimes more than in a live classroom. Personal engagement creates greater feelings of community and lessens feelings of isolation. More responsive exchanges between students and instructors can prevent miscommunication. There can be advantages for students who have difficulty with many challenges.

Facilitators: Laura Garrett (Tulsa Community College)

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Utilizing Innovative Learning for Career Preparation

Description: In this session, the University of Oklahoma’s College of Professional & Continuing Studies Curriculum Services Team address utilizing innovative learning for career preparation. The focus of the presentation is on the design and use of applied simulations, micro-credentialing certifications, and ePortfolios.

Facilitators: Morgan Myers, Michele Haynes, Matthew Mackintosh, and Kara Stanley (University of Oklahoma)

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Humanizing Online STEM Courses with Active Learning Components

Description: Two most important learning outcomes in STEM courses are critical thinking and problem solving. I talk about course design technique and applied methodology for active learning in online STEM courses. I share ideas to humanize an online STEM course to provide students with engaging classroom experiences.

Facilitators: Susmita Hazra (Cameron University)

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The State of Online Learning in Oklahoma 2022

Description: Each year, the Learning Innovations Summit kicks off with an update from OK higher ed’s leaders in online learning, including: Council for Online Learning Excellence 2021-2022 Chair, Brett King (University of Central Oklahoma), Online Consortium of Oklahoma 2021-2022 Chair, Joy Bauer (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College), Oklahoma Quality Matters System Coordinator, Dr. Dana Lindon-Burgett (Rose State College), State System Liaison for Online Education, Brad Griffith (Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education). Chancellor Allison Garrett also made a guest appearance!

Facilitators: Brad Griffith (Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education)