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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Finding, Using, and Creating Free Multimedia Resources
Description: 2021 Oklahoma OER Summit: Simon Ringsmuth (Oklahoma State University) explores solutions for finding and using royalty-free images and multimedia available for use in educational settings without violating copyright laws.
InfOERmation Literacy: The New Literacies Alliance and Scalable Solutions for Dealing With a Complex Information Environment
Description: 2021 Oklahoma OER Summit: Matt Upson (Oklahoma State University), Melissa Mallon (Vanderbilt University), Melia Fritch (Kansas State University) discuss the New Literacies Alliance (NLA), an inter-institutional academic library project that creates OER on information-seeking and research concepts that can be adapted for use in a variety of disciplinary contexts. This session will provide an overview of NLA resources and opportunities to participate in future lesson planning activities.
Teaching Teachers With OER
Description: 2021 Oklahoma OER Summit: Jason Proctor (Northeastern State University) presents various examples of OER used with pre-service teachers, discuss student feedback of OER used in courses, and share tips about finding and creating OER.
Using a Free Geometry App and Activity-Based Text in a Course for Elementary Ed Majors
Description: 2021 Oklahoma OER Summit: Chris Oehrlein (Oklahoma City Community College) describes the sophomore-level Geometry and Measurement course designed for pre-service teachers. The presenter will provide examples of activities and assignments using the OER text, geometry app, and college’s LMS. The presenter will also describe and analyze the standards-based grading scheme used in the course.
2021 OKLIS: Want to Know About OER? Come Learn With Us!
Description: To promote the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Oklahoma, members of COLE’s OER subcommittee have developed two sets of modules – OER: 101 and OER: A Deeper Dive, as well as an open textbook – Open Educational Resources: Basics & Beyond.
The self-paced modules frame the objectives and refer the learner to the textbook, which contains most of the content and includes interactive quizzes to reinforce concepts. Upon completion of each chapter, learners return to the course site, where they can complete an activity to demonstrate deeper understanding and earn a digital badge, which can be used to show competency in this area.
The presentation will introduce the course and textbook, how to gain access, and explain how they work together. The presenters will also share their own process of adapting these OERs from “Texas Learn OER,” an open course produced by the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex) and licensed under CC-BY 4.0.
Facilitators: Jamie Holmes (Tulsa Community College), Dr. Pamela Louderback (Northeastern State University), Ann Raia (Oklahoma City Community College)
2021 OKLIS: OPEN OCO: OER Collaborations Through Pressbooks
Description: In October 2020, the Online Consortium of Oklahoma launched OPEN OCO, a shared instance of PressbooksEDU. This dynamic platform provides 30 initial open textbook project spaces to OCO members, in addition to an option for unlimited access for individual institutions.
During this session, you will gain an understanding of Pressbooks and explore some OER developed using the system. You will also be some of the first in OK higher ed to hear about our upcoming opportunities for project funding.
Facilitators: Brad Griffith (Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education)
2021 OKLIS: Bringing Virtual Reality to Higher Education
Description: SEOSU partnered with OneNet to produce approximately 50 VR enabled modules for 12+ faculty in multiple departments at Southeastern. The first few are in the final stages of development. We will share our experience thus far and discuss how others might begin similar projects at their own institutions.
Facilitators: Christala Smith (Southeastern Oklahoma State University)
Oklahoma OER Summit
Held on October 30, the 2020 Oklahoma OER Summit is now available as an on-demand course. Faculty and staff may complete a short quiz upon viewing the resources to earn the OER CHAMPION digital badge from the Online Consortium of Oklahoma (OCO).
Building OER Momentum in Oklahoma
Description: This session will provide attendees a pathway forward for increasing availability of low/no-cost course materials for students within Oklahoma institutions. Lessons from the field will help you expand your “why” of OER and envision where we can go as a system through harnessing current resources and future opportunities.
Presenter: Kathy Essmiller (Oklahoma State University)
Thursday, April 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Central