Michigan Academic Library Association / OER Interest Group
Jane Lewandoski; Hayley Bommarito
If you are currently a member of an organization that has a focus or an interest in the Open Education Movement, please contact Hayley Bommarito with the name of the organization and/or committee to be added to this list.
SC4 OER Committee
This page is dedicated to the work of the SC4 OER Team.
If you have any questions or would like to join the team, please contact one of the OER Team members.
Conferences, Presentations, Recorded Webinars, Slides, and more
Join us for this webinar to hear about rubrics developed to ensure that OER content meets standards for quality, accessibility, and copyright restrictions. These rubrics assist faculty and other staff such as instructional designers and librarians to select open educational resources that meet the needs of students regardless of disability but can be freely re-used, re-mixed, and re-distributed.
The popular Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) webinars feature leaders and practitioners in open education with relevance to community college faculty, students, and staff.
Hear from multiple colleges who have been promoting the use of OER on their campuses for one to two years. They will share their motivation for launching OER efforts, successes and challenges to date, and next steps.
Presented by CCCOER.
Join CCCOER for this webinar to hear from colleges who are developing complete OER pathways to a degree. Hear from faculty, administrators, and students on how an OER degree pathway can support college objectives such as lower costs, improved completion rates, and enhanced student engagement.
Successful OER Adoption Models: Academic Libraries Leading the Way
In celebration of Open Education Week 2017, SPARC is hosting an hour long webcast centered on the theme of successful OER adoption models. The webcast will feature representatives from four SPARC member libraries who are each advancing OER at their institution in a different way.
Anita Walz, Open Education, Copyright & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Virginia Tech
Michelle Reed, Open Education Librarian, University of Texas Arlington
Kathy Labadorf, Information Literacy, Open Educational Resources & Social Sciences Librarian, University of Connecticut
Olivia Reinauer, Reference Librarian, Tidewater Community College
The process of creating Open materials is an excellent learning experience for students. Students analyze and synthesize information during the creation phases, collaborate during the editing and review phases, and contribute to the larger educational community by creating freely available materials.
Open Educational Resources are a way for the academic industry to share teaching methods and teaching objects. Technology enables this effort through high bandwidth networks, cloud storage, and open standards in Learning Management Systems. This effort is further enabled by licensing support from Creative Commons and leadership from the US Department of Education. Participants of this session will learn about the current OER repositories, the considerations of using OER, and the drivers behind the OER initiatives. Participants will reflect on the quality and future of OER.
Archived video of January 27, 2017 web training.
OpenAuthor is the publishing tool for the MCO repository. This session will provide participants with an overview of the tool. The presenters will cover how to combine text, pictures, sounds, files, and video, and save them as openly licensed educational resources using OpenAuthor.
Presented by Kate Katz, OER Commons/MCO Project Manager and Tina Ulrich, Northwestern Michigan College/Director of Library Services
Recording of February 3, 2017 session which provided a quick review of copyright basics, covered the principles behind Creative Commons, and explored some of the ways that faculty and students can benefit from Creative Commons as educators, learners, authors, and creators. Presented by Molly Kleinman, Open Michigan - University of Michigan
Hear from several providers of OER authoring platforms who will share how their platform supports the creation and customization of open courses and other open educational resources. Faculty and other users of the platform will be featured.
Presented by CCCOER.
Lyda Kiser, Director, Office of Transition Programs and Title IX Coordinator, Lord Fairfax Community College, Virginia and Mark Haskins, Executive Director of Pierce College at JBLM, Washington
presented by CCCOER
Nicole Finkbeiner of Rice University’s OpenStax draws on her experiences working with faculty and schools across the U.S. to highlight the most effective strategies that encourage faculty to adopt, adapt, and create OER while protecting academic freedom. She also walks us through a strategic planning model to plan, track, and produce effective and measurable results for our OER initiatives.