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Thursday, November 8 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Easier Access for Local Practice: Lowering Barriers for OER Adoption in Online Learning

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OER implementation is highly contextual. From an institution's culture of teaching and learning to faculty access to funded professional development, OER advocates must engage in strategic processes to ensure that OER can take root across programs, departments, and colleges. Yet a one-size-fits-all solution is not an effective method for generating local practices; Global access necessitates diverse local practices responsive to the unique barriers that institutions of higher education face in their given region. In this talk, the presenters will explore the development of processes and practices to drive the adoption of OER in online courses at one institution and discuss methods for adapting these processes to fit a wider range of institutional challenges. The aim is to help attendees decipher realistic methods for lowering the barriers to OER adoption. The processes and practices to be explored include: how to build OER into the course development process, how to pitch OER to faculty, and methods for delivering OER materials to faculty in ways that make adoption as easy as possible.

The goals of this session include the following learning outcomes for attendees: - Understand effective practices for lowering OER adoption barriers including strategic implementation processes that support large-scale adoption; - Understand how institutions can be strategic about adding OER into the course development process; - Identify practical strategies for engaging with faculty at their given institutions; - Formulate methods for OER adoption responsive to the local practices of teaching and learning.  Attendees will leave the workshop with outlines of OER implementation processes and materials used to guide faculty OER adoption.

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Monica Brown

OER Coordinator, Boise State University
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Rob Nyland

eCampus Research & Innovation Team Manager, Boise State University

Thursday November 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am MST