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OER Lunch & Learn Webinar Series

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Webinar Registration

To attend one or more of the OER Lunch and Learn Webinars, please register beforehand using the registration link listed below each session title. This free webinar series is open to ALL.

Webinar Schedule

All webinars will be held from 12:00pm-1:00pm MT


Session 1: (September 3)
What is OER? / Licensing
Memo Cordova, Associate Professor/Librarian
Elisabeth Shook, Assistant Professor, Head, Scholarly Communications and Data Management

OERs may take the forms of many types of teaching materials, including lesson plans, assessment tools, and textbooks. The creation of OER relies on the open sharing of resources through the ability to reuse, remix, and distribute. This session will provide attendees with the ability to find and reuse existing material to create new open educational resources. Participants will be led through a process of search and discovery, and gain an understanding of Creative Commons licensing.

Session 2: (September 24)
Pathways Project Showcase
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Kelly Arispe, Associate Professor of Spanish and Coordinator for Secondary Education, World Languages
Amber Hoye, Director of World Languages Resource Center, World Languages

The Pathways Project hosts a collection of over 450 classroom activities across 10 different languages, all collaboratively created by Idaho world language students and teachers. In this workshop, we’ll explore how we’ve used OER Commons to host these ancillary materials, our partnership with world language students and teachers, and share some lessons we’ve learned along the way!  Participants will gain an understanding of the features of OER Commons, ideas for co-creating with students, and an understanding of resources available to K-16 language instructors.


Session 3: (October 1)
Pressbooks 101: OER Creation Made Easy
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Rob Nyland, Research and Innovation Team Manager, eCampus Center

While the affordances of OER make them incredibly flexible, they can be difficult to author, edit, and distribute using existing tools. In this workshop, we will introduce you to Pressbooks, a market leading and Boise State-licensed tool for the creation, remix, and distribution of accessible OER.  We will provide an overview of Pressbooks functionality and will get you started on creating OER content that can be flexibly utilized in your course.

Session 4: (October 15)
Creating Projects in Pressbooks
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Dr. Emily Meredith, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Nico Diaz  and Chelsee Rohmiller DeBolt, Academic Development and Recovery Advisors, Advising and Academic Support Center

Join us for an overview of Pressbooks as a tool to satisfy your needs when developing OER content. The panelists will present their experience with the platform, highlighting usability, accessibility, and ways to incorporate Pressbooks into your courses. They will provide ample time for attendees to ask questions.


Session 5: (October 29)
OER as Critical Pedagogy
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Bob Casper, Instructional Design Consultant, Center for Teaching & Learning

Join us as we explore the intersection of OER in Critical Pedagogy. We will discuss the importance of Critical Pedagogy and OER, looking at one way to achieve the goals set forth in the Critical Pedagogy model. We’ll also explore OER creation, curation, and usage. And finally, look at what the data has to say about OER and Critical Pedagogy as we use them as tools in our courses. Participants will get a chance to reflect and work on how they would integrate these ideas into their current coursework.

Session 6: (November 12)
From Links to a Textbook: Building your Own OER Book
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Monica Brown, OER Coordinator, eCampus Center

The eCampus Open Book Summer Grant program was an opportunity for 5 faculty to build OER. These faculty were able to pull from a variety of openly licensed resources to create a cohesive new textbook for their students to access. Learn more about the process, the resulting projects, and how you too can create a book from a variety of resources.