Faculty Share OER Expertise

UA Little Rock faculty, staff and students will share their expertise at the Open Education Southern Symposium in Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 1st and 2nd.

The faculty presenting at the conference are early adopters of Open Educational Resources (OER), having received university funding from UA Little Rock e-Learning to pioneer the use of OER in their online classes. Open Educational Resources are educational materials and resources that are publicly accessible meaning that they are openly available for anyone to use and under some licenses to re-mix, improve and redistribute.

Teaching with OER textbooks and other e-resources, allows faculty to customize their classes to develop and customize unique content and enables students to save money by not having to purchase expensive textbooks.

UA Little Rock faculty and staff presenting at the Open Education Southern Symposium include the following:

  • OER in Spanish Literature: A Review of Antologia abierta de literatura hispana and the Critical Edition

Presenters: Edma Delgado-Solozano, Assistant Professor, Heather Rodriguez, Student, Daisy Vasquez, Student, Nallely Lopez, Student, Bryana Herrara, Student

  • Applying Instructional Design Strategies to Incorporate OER and Alternative Textbook Materials into Online Classes

Presenter: Cori Schmidtbauer, Instructional Designer

  • Developing a LibreText and the Application of Hypothes.is Web Annotations to Enhance Student Learning

Presenter: Robert Belford, Professor

  • Open Access, Open Development: Creating Local Educational Resources for First – Year Writing

Presenter: Brian Ray, Assistant Professor/ Director of Composition

  • Use of Education Resources in a Quality Matters Certified Community Health Course

Presenter: Amar Kanekar, Assistant Professor

  • OER in Online Developmental Mathematics Classrooms

Presenter: Annie Childers, Assistant Professor

  • Moving to Active OER Learning: Applying Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy in Education

Presenter: Jim Vander Putten, Assistant Professor

  • Faculty Incentives to Adopt OER

Presenters: Cole Williamson, Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian, Carol Macheak, Research and Scholarly Communications Coordinator

For additional information on Open Educational Resources and their use in courses, visit the Ottenheimer Library Research Guide.

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