2021 Oklahoma OER Summit - Friday December 3, 2021.  Join OK faculty, staff, and OER experts for one day of open education discovery.


Mark your calendars to join us Friday, December 3 via Zoom.

Sessions will be offered 10 am-12:30 pm and 1-3 pm.

Registration is free and open to all. Live captioning will be provided for each session and participants are asked to contact online@osrhe.edu to request any special accommodations before Tuesday, November 30.


Click on down arrow to expand session information. Attendees will use their unique Zoom sign-in link to access each session.

10-10:25 am - Building and Scaling a Culture of Open at Tulsa Community College

Presenters: Jennifer Kneafsey and Lisa Haldeman (Tulsa Community College)

Description: Real-world strategies for advancing and scaling OER initiatives will be shared. Participants will discuss strategies for course marking, student involvement, and overcoming challenges. Course marking legislation from other states will be summarized so that participants are aware of national trends related to OER legislation.

10:30-10:55 am - Open Education Practices 101: How to Get Started When You Have No Help

Presenter: Jay Fulgencio, Ph.D. (Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City)

Description: Open Education Practices provides an outlet for educators to create, adapt, and adopt their teaching skills with open education resources without the hassle of violating copyrights or paying hefty licensing feeds on specific content for the classroom. In this session, individuals will learn to create content with open education tools from open education resources.

11-11:50 am - Collaboration & Growth: Getting Philosophical about OER

Presenters: Heather Wilburn, Jamie Holmes, Jennifer Brummett (Tulsa Community College)

Description: Presenters will share lessons learned while creating an open philosophy anthology using original texts from various openly licensed or public domain sources. Attendees can expect to hear solutions developed to overcome various challenges, ideas for inviting different voices into the book, and ways to integrate a variety of formative learning objects, multimedia, and the social annotation tool, Hypothesis, including an opportunity to set up and practice using their own Hypothesis account.

12-12:25 pm - Using a Free Geometry App and Activity-Based Text in a Course for Elementary Ed Majors

Presenter: Chris Oehrlein (Oklahoma City Community College)

Description: The presenter will describe 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.

1-1:25 pm - Making an Open Information Literacy Textbook: A Case Study in OER Collaborations Among Four Academic Librarians

Presenters: Jamie Holmes and Adam Brennan (Tulsa Community College), Calantha Tillotson (University of Tennessee at Knoxville; formerly of East Central University), Sarah Burkhead Whittle (Northeastern State University)

Description: Join four instruction librarians from three higher education institutions as they share their experiences working together to create an open textbook on Pressbooks. A useful case study for anyone interested in pursuing their own Open Educational Resources (OER) project, they will will share their insights on early planning and choosing a team, meshing original with existing material, adding interactivity, and the editing and publishing process.

1:30-1:55 pm - InfOERmation Literacy: The New Literacies Alliance and Scalable Solutions for Dealing with a Complex Information Environment

Presenters: Matt Upson (Oklahoma State University), Melissa Mallon (Vanderbilt University), Melia Fritch (Kansas State University)

Description: The New Literacies Alliance (NLA) is 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.

2-2:25 pm - Teaching Teachers with OER

Presenter: Jason Proctor (Northeastern State University)

Description: This session will present 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.

2:30-2:55 pm - Finding, Using, and Creating Free Multimedia Resources

Presenter: Simon Ringsmuth (Oklahoma State University)

Description: This session will explore solutions for finding and using royalty-free images and multimedia available for use in educational settings without violating copyright laws.


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