Presentation type

Panel

Start Date

1-8-2018 12:00 AM

End Date

2-8-2018 12:00 AM

Proposal Abstract

Discussion of Colorado and National OER Legislation

Many state governments are supporting or considering supporting OER though related legislation, funding or other significant action. These actions, if executed well, have the power to substantially increase use and production of OER in the given state. Some examples of state supported initiatives are Open Oregon and BCcampus. States have many options for action such as providing funding, creating centralized programs, and requiring certain actions on the part of public institutions such as identifying courses as using OER or having a plan related to OER or the cost of course materials. This panel examines important issues related to the recent bill HB18-1331 in Colorado and proposed and passed legislation or state-sponsored funding or requirements related to OER in other states. The goal is to examine one case in depth (Colorado) and to inform attendees about what is going on at the state and national level. The panel and audience may evaluate the most effective ways in which state or national government can support OER.

Panelist 1: Meg Brown-Sica is Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections at Colorado State University. She was the representative from CSU to the OER Council created by the legislature in 2017. She has been involved in OER education and organization at CSU and gives several workshops each year at colleges and universities for the Open Textbook Network.

Panelist: 2: Brittany Dudek is the Online Instructional Librarian for Library Coordinator at Colorado Community Colleges Online and recently served on the Colorado OER Council. She has spoken at several conferences on topics related to OER and has been a part of the CCC Online’s OER initiatives.

Panelist 3: Dr. Karen Danielson is program chair and associate professor of Visual Art s at CCD. Prior to joining the CCD team, she spent seven years teaching courses on the arts and education at Indiana University’s School of Education. She is a proponent of OER and served on the recent legislative committee in Colorado.

Panelist 4: Dr. Bruce Herbert is the Director of Scholarly Communication at Texas A & M Libraries. He holds his Ph.D. in Soil Sciences and has taught Geology at Texas A & M. Dr. Herbert is an advocate for OER at Texas A & M and has been following legislative proposals regarding OER in Texas.

Panelist 5:

Lily Todorinova is the Undergraduate Experience Librarian at Rutgers University, where she coordinates the Open and Affordable Textbook Program (OAT). OAT is an incentive award program for faculty/instructors who redesign their courses to feature open educational resources, or library content. In the first two years of its implementation, OAT has saved approximately $2.1 million to Rutgers students. In addition to OAT, Lily works with a number of undergraduate services and programs, including leadership institutes aimed at first generation college students and students with significant financial needs. Lily was previously the Academic Services Librarian at the University of South Florida.

Panelist 6: We will probably have representatives from either SUNY/NY and/or Rutgers in NJ.

Outcomes:

1) Examine the recent state legislation in Colorado regarding OER including the process and next steps. Attendees will gain knowledge about how this process worked in particular and how similar initiatives could work.

2) Discuss initiatives in other states and the pros and cons of different types of action. Attendees will gain an understanding of how different sorts of initiatives have had varying degrees of success and will be able to possibly guide similar activity in their own regions.

3) The panel and the audience may come to conclusions about which actions can most effectively support OER production and adoption.

Audience Type

Anyone interested in OER

Outcomes

Update understanding of state sponsored or large coordinated initiatives

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State and Legislative OER Panel

Discussion of Colorado and National OER Legislation

Many state governments are supporting or considering supporting OER though related legislation, funding or other significant action. These actions, if executed well, have the power to substantially increase use and production of OER in the given state. Some examples of state supported initiatives are Open Oregon and BCcampus. States have many options for action such as providing funding, creating centralized programs, and requiring certain actions on the part of public institutions such as identifying courses as using OER or having a plan related to OER or the cost of course materials. This panel examines important issues related to the recent bill HB18-1331 in Colorado and proposed and passed legislation or state-sponsored funding or requirements related to OER in other states. The goal is to examine one case in depth (Colorado) and to inform attendees about what is going on at the state and national level. The panel and audience may evaluate the most effective ways in which state or national government can support OER.

Panelist 1: Meg Brown-Sica is Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections at Colorado State University. She was the representative from CSU to the OER Council created by the legislature in 2017. She has been involved in OER education and organization at CSU and gives several workshops each year at colleges and universities for the Open Textbook Network.

Panelist: 2: Brittany Dudek is the Online Instructional Librarian for Library Coordinator at Colorado Community Colleges Online and recently served on the Colorado OER Council. She has spoken at several conferences on topics related to OER and has been a part of the CCC Online’s OER initiatives.

Panelist 3: Dr. Karen Danielson is program chair and associate professor of Visual Art s at CCD. Prior to joining the CCD team, she spent seven years teaching courses on the arts and education at Indiana University’s School of Education. She is a proponent of OER and served on the recent legislative committee in Colorado.

Panelist 4: Dr. Bruce Herbert is the Director of Scholarly Communication at Texas A & M Libraries. He holds his Ph.D. in Soil Sciences and has taught Geology at Texas A & M. Dr. Herbert is an advocate for OER at Texas A & M and has been following legislative proposals regarding OER in Texas.

Panelist 5:

Lily Todorinova is the Undergraduate Experience Librarian at Rutgers University, where she coordinates the Open and Affordable Textbook Program (OAT). OAT is an incentive award program for faculty/instructors who redesign their courses to feature open educational resources, or library content. In the first two years of its implementation, OAT has saved approximately $2.1 million to Rutgers students. In addition to OAT, Lily works with a number of undergraduate services and programs, including leadership institutes aimed at first generation college students and students with significant financial needs. Lily was previously the Academic Services Librarian at the University of South Florida.

Panelist 6: We will probably have representatives from either SUNY/NY and/or Rutgers in NJ.

Outcomes:

1) Examine the recent state legislation in Colorado regarding OER including the process and next steps. Attendees will gain knowledge about how this process worked in particular and how similar initiatives could work.

2) Discuss initiatives in other states and the pros and cons of different types of action. Attendees will gain an understanding of how different sorts of initiatives have had varying degrees of success and will be able to possibly guide similar activity in their own regions.

3) The panel and the audience may come to conclusions about which actions can most effectively support OER production and adoption.