Cal OER 2021 - schedule

Wednesday, August 4 9:30 am – Friday , August 6 1:45 pmAll times are Pacific Standard TimeView Schedule Details or Download Schedule PDF

Wednesday, August 4

9:30 – 10:45 Opening General Session, Welcome and 1st Keynote

What We Do is What We Teach? ZTCs: Building a Faculty-Led Digital Master Plan for Higher Education in California

Hal Plotkin, Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, Senior Scholar

Theresa Dykes, California State University Operations and Fiscal Administrator

James Glapa-Grossklag, College of the Canyons, Dean

Delmar Larsen, University of California, Davis, Professor

Michelle Pilati, ASCCC OERI, Faculty Coordinator

Shelli Wynants, Cal State Fullerton, Faculty, Child & Adolescent Studies & Director, Online Education and Training

Hal Plotkin will review the origin and goals of California’s ZTC program in the context of the state’s original Master Plan for Higher Education, with a focus on how this new effort will help end the humiliation of students who need financial assistance and build a prosperity that is more widely shared.

11:00 - 11:45 Breakout Session I

AggieOpen: Building a Self-Sustaining OER program at UC Davis

Delmar Larsen, University of California, Davis, Professor

Peter Brantley, University of California, Davis, Director Online Strategy

This presentation outlines our efforts in building AggieOpen as a self-sustaining OER program at UC Davis and its expansion to the greater community. An overview of the difficulties in starting up an OER program at a UC campus, the steps AggieOpen took to address them, and the initial impacts will be discussed.

Where are the Holes? Determining OER Needs Across 115 Colleges

Michelle Pilati, ASCCC OERI, Faculty Coordinator

Jennifer Paris, ASCCC OERI, Regional Lead

How do you determine what OER needs exist in the largest system of higher education in the United States (or the known universe)? How do you differentiate between real needs - and faculty preferences? Join us to explore this complicated topic.

Creating interactive textbooks with XIMERA

Milica Markovic, Califorina State University Sacramento, Professor

Ximera is an OER development platform created by Ohio State University under an NSF grant. An interactive online textbook created using Latex, Linux, GitHub, and Ximera will be discussed, as well as types of OER software used in the book, such as Desmos, Geogebra, Tikz, and Youtube.

Student-Equity Centered Course Design

Christina Trunnell, Treasure State Academic Information & Library Services (TRAILS), Statewide OER Coordinator

Presenting a framework for building inclusive content into open educational resources with a focus on integrating student equity and mental health needs into the structure of the course. This session will share a model for implementing this practice as well as examples from a variety of institutions.

11:45 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 1:45 Breakout Session II

A Brief Overview of the US Department of Education Investment in Open Education in California

Delmar Larsen, University of California, Davis, Professor

Ron Oxford, West Hills College Lemoore, Librarian

This presentation summarizes the activities and impacts of the US Department of Education inaugural Open Textbook Pilot award to LibreTexts at UC Davis in 2018 and the CC ECHO Consortium lead by West Hills College Lemoore in 2021. LibreTexts will provide an overview of the current state of construction, curation, adaptation, and adoption efforts, with an emphasis on activities in California. The CC ECHO consortium, made up of four California Community Colleges, is creating culturally relevant OER materials for 20 courses with high LatinX enrollments. The OER that is developed will have a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens and fill OER gaps at community colleges.

Lightning Round A

  • Extending UTAUT toward acceptance of OERs in the context of higher education

Samia Almousa, University of Leeds & PNU, PhD student & Lecturer

This presentation will report the findings of the first phase of my PhD research which was a questionnaire method used to evaluate the developed Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model, which were, information quality, culture, and sharing. This model has been tested using SEM AMOS which has the ability to estimate and present the model.

  • OER - IN or OUT? Can Affordable Learning Solutions Contribute to Student Resilience and Success?

Elaine Correa, Bakersfield, Professor and Chair, OER Ambassador

Alexander Reid, California State University, Bakersfield, Assistant Professor of CAFS

What do Open Educational Resources (OER) offer students who experience limited access to technology to learn? In a global pandemic, how can affordable learning solutions sustain academic quality, ensure affordability, and contribute to high degree completion rates for all students?

Lightning Round B


Josue Franco, Cuyamaca College, Assistant Professor

Open Political Science, or OPoliSci for short, explores open educational resources (OER) and practices (OEP) for political science faculty and students. The mission of OPoliSci is to serve as a stable repository of political science OER materials, promote the curation and creation of political science OER materials, and facilitate the exploration of OEP.

  • New OER: Information Literacy for Any Discipline

Cynthia Mari Orozco, East Los Angeles College, Librarian

Aloha Sargent, Cabrillo College, Librarian

Kelsey Smith, West Hills College Lemoore, OER Librarian

The presenters will showcase the new OER textbook, Introduction to College Research, highlighting the ways librarians and other faculty? who teach students about research and information literacy can adopt this book and its supplementary Canvas modules in their courses.

Lightning Round C

  • Incorporating Student-Generated OER into Organic Chemistry Labs

Krystal Grieger, North Dakota State University, Graduate Student

This presentation addresses integrating a student-generated OER project into a chemistry majors’ organic chemistry laboratory. This scaffolded project consisted of six phases, each with peer review, thus allowing for multiple opportunities for peer feedback and engagement. Further details about this project including student perceptions and cognitive gains will be presented.

  • Journey of an OER Student Advocate

Gloria Carbajal, Skyline College, Student/ZTC Student Advocate

Ame Maloney, Skyline College, Faculty Services Librarian

OER programs aim to reduce financial barriers to higher education, ensure day-one course material access, and ultimately facilitate equitable student degree attainment in higher education. Skyline College OER Student Advocate, Gloria Carbajal, shares her OER journey and demonstrates the integral role students hold in campus OER program outreach and success

UDL, SLO, OEP - the Alphabet Soup of Good Course Design

Amanda Taintor, Reedley College, Student Learning Outcomes Coordinator, DE Coordinator

Suzanne Wakim, ASCCC OERI, Project Facilitator

How can we design courses to engage and provide diverse mechanisms for students to demonstrate learning accurately? The answer? Open Educational Practices (OEP), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO). This session provides a framework empowering learners through designing content, increasing student choice, and encouraging critical thinking.

2:15 - 3:00 Breakout Session III

Leveraging OER to Explore the Impact of Student Engagement with In-Context Online Discussion

Marc Facciotti, Univerity of California, Davis, Associate Professor

We describe the construction and use of an introductory biology library in the LibreTexts platform and our use of this resource to explore how in-context discussion, facilitated by the NotaBene toolkit, can impact student engagement and learning.

New OER Textbooks in Political Science

Dino Bozonelos, Victor Valley College, Professor, Political Science

Josue Franco, Cuyamaca College, Assistant Professor

Kau Vue, Fresno City College, Lecturer

Masahiro Omae, San Diego City College, Academic Senate President

Panel discussion on two recent OER textbooks in Political Science.

OLI: An OER Learning Platform That Can Work For You

Robert Hoople, SUNY-Oneonta, Psychology Professor

A general overview of the Open Education learning platform by Carnegie Mellon University known as Open Learning Initiative (OLI) using specifically the Introductory Psychology course. The presentation will include a synopsis, demonstration, and discussion of application not only to the Introductory Psychology model, but information as to several different OLI courses available among many academic disciplines such as Computer Science, Data Science, Language, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Science, and Technology and Design.

Pressbooks and LibreTexts: Juxtaposing Different Approaches for at-scale Creation, Curation, and Distribution of OER

James Glapa-Grossklag, College of the Canyons, Dean

Delmar Larsen, University of California, Davis, Professor

Hugh McGuire, Pressbooks, Founder and CEO

This panel focuses on a comparative discussion of the similarities and differences of the two most-popular OER textbook platforms available today - LibreTexts and Pressbooks. Emphasis will be placed on how each platform facilitates construction, curation, adaptation, and adoption of OER content.

Teaching Open: Active Strategies for Bringing Students Into Working Open

Cynthia Mari Orozco, East Los Angeles College, Librarian/Associate Professor

Informed open pedagogy is teaching that actively engages students in concepts around open education so that students can decide on their own how to participate in working open. This session covers strategies for libraries and instructors to teach open education concepts with particular attention to guided pathways.

3:30 - 4:15 Breakout Session IV

Equity From the Start - Accelerating Access to Materials that Students Need to Succeed

Maritez Apigo, Contra Costa College, OER Coordinator, DE Coordinator, & English Professor

Edward Haven, Contra Costa Community College District, OER Manager

Scott Hubbard, Los Medanos College, OER Coordinator

Joanna Miller, Contra Costa Community College District, Dean of Distance Education

Rick Robison, Contra Costa Community College District, Dean of Library and Distance Education

Lindsey Shively, Contra Costa Community College District, Librarian

Faculty and staff from three colleges describe how they joined forces to transform small, independent OER efforts into a $500,000 districtwide program for student equity that is supported throughout the district. The presentation includes the program description, evolution, funding, success data, student comments, and take-aways for other colleges.

Information and Communication Technology Literacy for Women in Sustainable Employment

Lesley Farmer, CSULB, Professor of Library Media

ICT literacy is increasingly vital in the workplace, To address that need, WISE (Women in) Sustainable Employment Pathways builds digital equity for women seeking nontraditional careers. As part of this effort, MERLOT’s ICT literacy project developed training modules, self-paced tutorials, and bookmark collections to support workplace ICT AND media literacy.

Open Education Networks are Vital to the Sustainability of OER

Karen Cangialosi, RLOE/CCCOER, Program Director, Regional Leaders of Open Education

Kim Grewe, Northern Virginia Community College, Instructional Designer/Professor

Deidre Tyler, Salt Lake Community College, Professor of Sociology

The OE Global/CCCOER Regional Leaders of Open Education Network (RLOE) network brings together leaders from across North American institutional and regional boundaries to support the implementation of Open Ed initiatives. Networked leaders collaborate to build strategic plans and continue to work to sustain long-term institutional goals for open education.

Open for Antiracism: Using Open Education to Support Antiracist Teaching

Una Daly, Open Education Global, Director, Community College Consortium for OER

James Glapa-Grossklag, College of the Canyons, Dean

Kim Grewe, Northern Virginia Community College, Instructional Designer/Professor

Joy Shoemate, College of the Canyons, Educational Administrator, Director of Online Education, Division of Learning Resources

The Open for Anti-Racism program supports faculty aiming to leverage Open Education to make teaching antiracist. During this session, you will learn about the genesis of the Open for Anti-Racism program, examples of changes that participants made to their teaching and how they used OER to make their classes antiracist.

Saddleback College: Building Zero Textbook Cost Momentum Over 5 Years

Nicole Major, Saddleback College, Assistant Professor, Sociology/Aging Studies; ZTC Co-Chair

Jennifer Pakula, Saddleback College, Asst.Professor, Economics; ZTC Co-Chair

The OER/ZTC movement has grown exponentially at Saddleback. Join us for a presentation on how we started with only six OER faculty and advanced OER/ZTC on our campus to now offer 22 ZTC Degree/Certificate Pathways. Topics include: beginning stages, building relationships around campus, stipends, marketing, and data.

Thursday, August 5

10:00 - 10:45 Breakout Session V

Creating a Sustainable Faculty Oriented OER Process to Transition Classes to OER

Kevin Flash, Sacramento City College, Dean Learning Resources

Rebecca Goodchild, Sacramento City College, Librarian

Antonio López, Sacramento City College, Public Services Librarian

This presentation discusses creating a sustainable OER infrastructure that supports faculty engagement in OER at a California Community College. As part of the US Department of Education grant with LibreText Sacramento City College developed a process assisting instructors to understand OER, and to create OER Textbook maps to transition their classes.

Cultivating Your Village of OER Support

Ame Maloney, Skyline College, Faculty Services, Librarian

Bianca Rowden-Quince, Skyline College, Faculty Instructional Designer

What’s in a village of OER support? Skyline College’s OER village includes commitment to student success, outreach, & partnership. Our village thrives on equity, courage, and intention toward cultivating a flourishing OER community. OER awareness, knowledge, and skill-building positively influences student choice and faculty voice. Ready to cultivate your OER village?

Easy Pathways for Finding Free and Open Educational Resources with MERLOT

Gerry Hanley, MERLOT-SkillsCommos, Executive Director

MERLOT’s SmartSearch makes it easy to find OER resources for you to reuse/revise within MERLOT and simultaneously searching over 75 other free and open online libraries - a one-stop shopping spot for OER. The workshop will walk participants through the multiple filtering strategies to target the type of instructional materials they want.

Open Pedagogy/Antiracist Pedagogy

Sharon Sampson, Grossmont College, Asst. Professor

Cindy Stephens, College of the Canyons, Faculty

This session will feature an interactive opportunity for participants to explore Antiracist Pedagogy by interrogating whose voices are amplified and erased in the creation and adoption of knowledge. This session will illustrate how to decolonize one’s curriculum to actualize epistemological disruption in the course design. Through an Open Pedagogy framework, participants will learn how to realign the power dynamics in the classroom between faculty and students.

Put Yourself Into It! A Case Study of Personalizing OER for a Research Methods Course

Shelli Wynants, Cal State Fullerton, Faculty, Child & Adolescent Studies

& Director, Online Education and Training

This case study examines student experiences and learning outcomes derived from replacing a commercial textbook with OER (remixed by instructor into interactive lessons) in an undergraduate research methods course. Quantitative and qualitative study results, the benefits of OER for both instructors and students, and future recommendations will be shared.

11:15 - 12:00 Breakout Session VI

A Process for Sustaining OER

Josue Franco, Cuyamaca College, Assistant Professor

OER adopters and creators need to see themselves as sustainers. Sustaining OER requires maintaining a network of collaborators, an online presence, version updates, and support for new adopters and creators. This presentation shares two use cases for sustaining an OER textbook and OER textbook equivalent.

California Dreaming - Non-monetary Incentives to Encouraging Faculty Adoption of OER

Shagun Kaur, ASCCC OERI, Project Facilitator

Michelle Pilati, ASCCC OERI, Faculty Coordinator

Shelli Wynants, Cal State Fullerton, Faculty, Child & Adolescent Studies & Director, Online Education and Training

Despite the potential of OER to not only decrease costs for students, but to increase student success, OER efforts are often not well-funded. How do California's public higher education systems create incentives for faculty to adopt OER? This presentation will share approaches employed by California colleges and universities.

Lightning Round A

  • Assessing the Impact of the Zero-Cost Course Materials (ZCCM) Grant

Elizabeth Salmon, University of California, Merced, Research Services Librarian

UC Merced’s Zero-Cost Course Materials (ZCCM) grant program launched in 2018 to promote the use of OER and library e-resources.This lightening talk presents the challenges and successes of the ZCCM grant program, and preliminary data exploring cost savings, use and perception of zero-cost materials, and impact on student success.

  • OER/C-ID Global Climate Crisis: Sustainable Teaching-Learning Resources

Elaine Bernal, CSU Long Beach, Faculty

Tara Bunag, Modesto Junior College, Chemistry Instructor

Kevin Crane, Diablo Valley College, Student

Ana Garcia-Garcia, Monterey Peninsula College, Science Faculty

Fred Hochstaedter, Monterey Peninsula College, Faculty

Ngozi Oniya, Adelphi University, Lecturer

Ron Rusay, Diablo Valley College/, Principal Investigator/ Professor Emeritus

Sustainability is a crucial concern for not only OER, but for open education, students, and everyone on our planet. An OER/C-ID Global Climate Initiative is described that can offer relevance and currency to instructors for many of the more than 350 C-ID courses, beginning with C-ID Chem100, Chemistry & Society.

Lightning Round B

  • RedeSIGNING OER: A Closer Look at Digital Media in OER Development

Christopher Pinto, Citrus College, American Sign Language Professor

This presentation will showcase how to utilize current technological resources when designing OERs. As an American Sign Language instructor, Christopher has designed over 60 videos prioritizing a visually-centered education using multiple digital media platforms. This presentation will detail the useful strategies he has discovered as an OER content creator.

  • Texas Learn OER

Judith Sebesta, Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas, Executive Director

Join us (virtually) in the Lone Star State for a quick tour of Texas Learn OER, a set of ten peer-reviewed, openly licensed, self-paced modules for faculty, staff, and administrators that can be remixed and adapted for any college/university and/or state.

Making OER Discoverable in Alma/Primo

Ryan Edwards, West Los Angeles College, Systems and E-Resources Librarian

To increase the visibility and use of OER resources, I saw the opportunities to activate OER resources in Alma and exploit them in Primo’s Resource Recommender service as well as submit a new idea to ExLibris’s Content Idea Exchange to add LibreTexts vast collection to Ex Libris’s CDI.

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 Keynote Session II

A New Frontier for OER: Notes from an Erstwhile Policymaker and Current Enthusiast

Lark Park, California Education Learning Lab, Director

Theresa Dykes, California State University Operations and Fiscal Administrator

James Glapa-Grossklag, College of the Canyons, Dean

Delmar Larsen, University of California, Davis, Professor

Michelle Pilati, ASCCC OERI, Faculty Coordinator

Shelli Wynants, Cal State Fullerton, Faculty, Child & Adolescent Studies & Director, Online Education and Training

Lark Park will review how Sacramento considers state investments into open educational resources, and discuss how the waves of technology, post-pandemic pedagogy, and diversity, equity, and inclusion can intersect to accelerate a new frontier for OER.

2:15 - 3:00 Breakout Session VII

A People’s History of Structural Racism in Academia: From A(dministration of Justice) to Z(oology) - An Open Educational Project Created by the People for the People

Erica Abke, Sonoma State Univerity, Student

Eliana Dimopoulos, College of Marin, Assistive Tech Specialist Student Accessibility

Susan Rahman, College of Marin, Faculty

Prateek Sunder, College of Marin, Student

Structural racism played a large role in the creation and development of higher education in the United States. From its inception, it was created to better white men in order to create a stronger nation. Along the way the doors opened to people of color and women but its foundation is rooted in white male supremacy. This project involved in depth research into the ways in which structural racism shapes the current iteration of higher education. From Administration of Justice to Zoology we explored examples of structural racism, demographics of faculty in specific disciplines, and how the maintenance and domination of whiteness as the norm has excluded others and limited the scope and breadth of specific disciplines as a result. This project highlights these findings and offers a path forward to a more inclusive academia.

Partnering Local to Create Statewide Impact : CalPIRG Students and Librarians Align to Motivate Action

Aanvi Jhaveri, University of California, San Diego, Student

Allegra Swift, UC San Diego, Scholarly Communications, Librarian

Textbook affordability mattered before the pandemic but is even more crucial to address as student financial instability increases and an all-time record-high number of applicants from traditionally marginalized groups apply to the UC. Learn how student activists and librarians inspire action on campus while advocating change to the UC Regents.

Supporting Student Success through OER for Online Learning and Beyond

Amee Evans Godwin, Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), VP, Research & Development

Cynthia Jimes, Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management (ISKME), Director of Research

Kelsey Smith, West Hills College Lemoore, OER Librarian

ISKME, in collaboration with West Hills College Lemoore, will present research on how California’s community colleges are meeting the heightened demand for flexible OER that can be immediately integrated into course management systems and adapted to meet learners where they are—culturally, financially, and academically.

The Textbook Moves in: Bringing OER into Canvas

Anna Mills, City College of San Francisco, English Instructor, English Discipline Lead for ASCCC OERI

Considering adopting an OER textbook? One benefit of OER is platform flexibility, which means we can bring these books right into the learning management system we and our students already know. There might be a textbook for you already available on Canvas Commons; we will show how to search for one. If there isn’t, you can easily import one. I will show how to import any textbook available on into Canvas and embed specific pages into week-by-week course modules. That way, students can do their reading without leaving their Canvas course. They can move from textbook to coursework and back without leaving a module. Finally, I will show how to search for and share Canvas quizzes, assignments, and discussions to go with the textbook. We will have time to try these practices out and ask questions.

When Solutions Can’t Be Bought: The Role and Importance of OER in Bridging Resource Gaps

Tomoko Bialock, University of California, Los Angeles, Japanese Studies Librarian

Jennifer Chan, UCLA, Scholarly Communication, Librarian

OER are frequently viewed as supplement or replacement to existing resources, but in fields where digital resources are scarce, OER serve as powerful foundations that expand and diversify the canon of academe. In this case study, librarians from UCLA will share their experience creating a Japanese-language OER of student-authored work.

3:30 - 4:15 Breakout Session VIII

Big Ideas in Cosmology: An Interactive Open-Access Curriculum for College Students

Kim Coble, San Francisco State University, Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Informed by our research on student understanding of the structure, composition, and evolution of the universe, Big Ideas in Cosmology is an immersive set of open-access learning modules that integrates text, figures, visualizations, interactive tasks, and astronomical data, transforming courses to an engaging format that builds important STEM skills.

Creating a Culture of Open with the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)

Walter Butler, Pasadena City College, Librarian

Una Daly, Open Education Global, Director, Community College Consortium for OER

James Glapa-Grossklag, College of the Canyons, Dean

Barbara Illowsky, De Anza College, Professor, Emerita

Suzanne Wakim, ASCCC OERI, Project Facilitator

CCCOER is a community of practice, founded in California, whose mission is promoting open education to improve student equity and success. Members across North America collaborate on open education policies, practices, and educational materials. Learn about the opportunities to grow an open culture at your campus with our CCCOER panel.

OER For Career And Technical Education With Skillscommons: More Than Course Content

Gerry Hanley, MERLOT-SkillsCommos, Executive Director

SkillsCommons ( provides easy access to OER that can be reused/revised in advanced manufacturing, healthcare, professional services, agriculture, construction, and many more CTE programs as they move online due to the COVID pandemic. SkillsCommons also provides OER for designing apprenticeship programs, career navigation, and other support services for student success. “Opening” Communication Studies through Faculty Collaboration and Support Materials

Kristine Clancy, Golden West College, Professor, Department Chair, Campus OER Liaison was started to help faculty find Communication Studies OERs and share ancillary and support content. This presentation focuses on the process of curating and sharing materials showcasing what is available on the website and what was learned getting it up and running.

Student-Generated OER Through Collaborative Instructional Design

Lesley Farmer, CSULB, Professor of Library Media

OERs have greater impact when students can contribute to generative instructional design to act upon those OERs in personally meaningful ways and generate new information in the form of OERS. This session details how classroom teachers, librarians and students can collaborate to facilitate student-generated OERs.

Friday, August 6

10:00 - 10:45 Breakout Session IX

ADAPT and LibreStudio: Building the Textbook of the Future with a Next Generation OER Homework System

Delmar Larsen, University of California, Davis, Professor

This presentation will showcase the ADAPT homework system with LibreStudio sponsored by the California Education Learning Lab. We will demonstrate how to use ADAPT to augment existing and newly constructed OER textbooks with summative exercises and embed them in LMSs, LibreTexts textbooks, in a stand alone application and in-class clickers.

Adopting OER Virtual Labs in Chemistry - Why and How

Elaine Bernal, CSU Long Beach, Faculty

Gerry Hanley, MERLOT-SkillsCommos, Executive Director

The workshop will review how to use MERLOT’s virtual labs, how they were integrated into California State University, Long Beach Intro to Chemistry courses, and will present findings about the student learning benefits of using virtual labs.

An OER Virtual Resource Library is VITaL

Ethan Garcia, Instructional Designer/Educational Technologist | Librarian/Media Specialist, Media Production Specialist

Sean Hauze, San Diego State University Director, Instructional Design & Academic Media

Linda Woods, San Diego State University, Instructional Designer

The SDSU Virtual Immersive Teaching and Learning (VITaL) initiative led to the creation of several virtual reality applications and 3D simulations. Our latest AL$ initiative explores options for enhancing the existing materials, creating supplemental support materials and lessons that are open and available to more users, and evaluating the impact on student learning.

Assessing OER Needs for High Enrollment Classes at Institutions of Higher Learning

Angela Chikowero, UCSB, Research & Engagement Librarian

This presentation aims to share information on how institutions of higher learning can utilize assessments to determine various Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism - Developing a Process for Improving OER

Michelle Pilati, ASCCC OERI, Faculty Coordinator

Sharon Sampson, Grossmont College, Asst. Professor

Suzanne Wakim, ASCCC OERI, Project Facilitator

One of the benefits of adopting OER is the ability to make it better. The ASCCC OERI has developed a process for reviewing and improving existing OER with respect to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA). Join us to learn about the ASCCC OERI’s IDEA Audit and our next steps in improving OER and instruction.

11:15 - 12:15 Final Keynote

Online Educational Resources 2035 or Sooner, but Now is Preferred

Keith Curry, Compton College, President

Theresa Dykes, California State University Operations and Fiscal Administrator

James Glapa-Grossklag, College of the Canyons, Dean

Delmar Larsen, University of California, Davis, Professor

Michelle Pilati, ASCCC OERI, Faculty Coordinator

Shelli Wynants, Cal State Fullerton, Faculty, Child & Adolescent Studies & Director, Online Education and Training

What does the future of OER look like at your institution? How can aspirational goals create momentum in the OER movement? In this keynote address, Dr. Keith Curry shares Compton College’s OER goals as well as how constituent groups are working together to identify the barriers to universal OER adoption and take the necessary steps to draft a realistic implementation plan. In achieving its OER goals, Compton College will serve as an example of how to advance the widespread use of OER in the California Community Colleges and beyond.

12:15 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 1:45 OER Showcase

Lightning Round A

  • The Gateway to Inclusive Classroom Collaboration

Joel Nkounkou, ecoText, Inc, CEO

Nelson Thomas, ecoText, Chief Marketing Officer

Kolby Tracey, ecoText, VP of Growth

This workshop will introduce how ecoText brings OER to life and aids in creating more learning moments. With an emphasis on the 5 R’s of OER (retain, reuse, revise, remix, redistribute), this workshop will demonstrate the impact of technology that enables dynamic collaboration, customization of OER, and contributions of derivatives.

  • OER in the LMS for Concurrent Enrollment

Dan McGuire, SABIER, Executive Director

Lisa Lucas Hurst, Southwest Minnesota State University, Assistant Professor of English

OER used in Concurrent Enrollment courses provide significant benefit to all parties involved - the sponsoring university, the university faculty, the high school, the high school teacher, and most importantly, the high school student. This session will demonstrate how to ensure those benefits are realized.

How to Customize, Remix, and Distribute Textbooks of the Future within the LibreTexts Platform

Delmar Larsen, University of California, Davis, Professor

This presentation will focus on how faculty and authors can leverage the largest repository of living OER content available today with over 300,000 online pages of content for building customized textbooks. After a general overview of the project, audience will learn how to use the OER Remixer to drag-and-drop existing content into new organizations and learn of the new Content Modulation Editing (CME) infrastructure to guide effective, legal, and ethical remixing of content from different licensing. We will debut the new “LibreLens” application that facilitates intra-page cross-licensing remixing efforts that tracks content origin, authorships, and attributions.

The OER+ Model, A Pathway to Widespread OER Adoption

Lora Elliott, panOpen, VP of Sales

Julie McBurney, panOpen, Learning Solutions Specialist

Faculty are more interested than ever in using OER, but it’s growth is impeded by its lack of technology and human support. panOpen addresses these challenges by delivering peer-reviewed OER along with the tech, ease-of-use, and support that faculty and students expect from their learning materials.

Last updated: 8-2-21