Schedule

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

  • Where are the Holes? Determining OER Needs Across 115 Colleges

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

  • Creating interactive textbooks with XIMERA

  • Student-Equity Centered Course Design


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

  • UDL, SLO, OEP - The Alphabet Soup of Good Course Design

  • Lightning Round A

      1. Extending UTAUT toward acceptance of OERs in the context of higher education

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

  • Lightning Round B

      1. OPoliSci.com

      2. New OER: Information Literacy for Any Discipline

  • Lightning Round C

      1. Incorporating student-generated OERS into organic chemistry labs

      2. Journey of an OER Student Advocate


2:15 - 3:00 Breakout Session III

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

  • New OER Textbooks in Political Science

  • OLI: An OER Learning Platform That Can Work for You

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

  • Teaching Open: Active Strategies for Bringing Students into Working Open Classic Presentation


3:30 - 4:15 Breakout Session IV

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

  • Information and Communication Technology Literacy for Women in Sustainable Employment

  • Open Education Networks are Vital to the Sustainability of OER

  • Open for Antiracism: Using Open Education to Support Antiracist Teaching

  • Saddleback College: Building Zero Textbook Cost Momentum Over 5 Years


Thursday, August 5

10:00 - 10:45 Breakout Session V

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

  • Cultivating Your Village of OER Support

  • Easy Pathways for Finding Free and Open Educational Resources with MERLOT

  • Open Pedagogy/Antiracist Pedagogy

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


11:15 - 12:00 Breakout Session VI

  • A Process for Sustaining OER

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

  • Lightning Round A

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

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

  • Lightning Round B

      1. RedeSIGNING OER: A closer look at digital media in OER development

      2. Texas Learn OER

  • Making OER Discoverable in Alma/Primo


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

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

  • Supporting Student Success through OER for Online Learning and Beyond

  • The Textbook Moves in: Bringing OER into Canvas

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


3:30 - 4:15 Breakout Session VIII

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

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

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

  • OpenCommEd.org: “Opening” Communication Studies through faculty collaboration and support materials.

  • Student-Generated OER Through Collaborative Instructional Design


Friday, August 6

10:00 - 10:45 Breakout Session IX

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

  • Adopting OER Virtual Labs in Chemistry: Why and How

  • An OER Virtual Resource Library is VITaL

  • Assessing OER Needs for High Enrollment Classes at institutions of higher learning.

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


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

      1. OER - the gateway to inclusive classroom collaboration.

      2. OER in the LMS for Concurrent Enrollment

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

  • The OER+ Model, A Pathway to Widespread OER Adoption


2:00 - 2:30 Concluding Remarks

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

Last updated: 7-29-21