Open Education Resources at UNA

Open Education Week at UNA

March 2-March 5

Tuesday, March 2nd at 1 PM

Introduction to Lumen Learning

Presenter: Melissa Leigh Grau, Director of Learning Solutions, Lumen Learning

When learning is a joy, teaching is a joy. Join us on Tuesday at 1PM for Lumen Learning 101. Our Director of Learning Solutions with Lumen will take us for a quick tour through all things Lumen, their course offerings, as well as how we can partner with Lumen to tackle student affordability and accessibility, all while not compromising on the quality of the content provided. Lumen Learning's low-cost courseware is already making an impact on our campus. Spend an hour with us, see the engagement tools they offer, and talk about the challenges you are facing. Let's see if we can find a solution together!

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Wednesday, March 3rd at 2PM

Collier Library & Course Reserves – Leveraging Library Resources to Reduce Textbook Costs

Presenter: Derek Malone, University Librarian

If you're assigning a textbook with cost, please attend this conversation to gather more information on getting your course materials on reserve at Collier Library or to start exploring library subscription resources as an alternative to traditional text requirements. The Textbook Affordability Initiative is in year three at Collier Library and focuses on course reserves and library purchases in lieu of assigning a book with cost, in addition to OER. We'll focus on both in this conversation.

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Thursday, March 4th at 1PM

UNA OER Program

Presenters: Jennifer Pate, OER and Scholarly Communications Librarian & John McGee, Director of ETS

Interested in adopting or adapting OER for your class?  Do you have an idea to create materials to replace the traditional texts in your class?  If you are curious about OER but don’t really know where to start, join us as we discuss the fundamentals of finding and adopting OER and how UNA can support your efforts with research assistance, Canvas integration, and stipends.

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Friday March 5th at 10AM

Getting Started with OER

Presenter: Abbey Elder, Iowa State University, author of the OER Starter Kit 

Ms. Elder will guide participants through the processes of finding, modifying, and creating open education resources (OER). Participants will leave the workshop with a set of practical tools and strategies for approaching their OER journey.

Webinar will be streamed in Library Classroom 222