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Thursday, August 12 • 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Partner Up: Raising OER Awareness at a Regional Campus of a Public Research University

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For those beginning an OER initiative on your campus, come find out how Assistant Librarian of Access & Technical Services Beth South and Instructional Technology Consultant Zihang Shao have collaborated to create a series of introductory OER-focused webinars for their faculty and take other action steps to promote OER awareness and education at Indiana University East. This presentation will share how each presenter became involved with OER, how their departments, respectively the Campus Library and the Center for Faculty Development, work together to promote OER, and the various initiatives, both completed and planned, that they are pursuing to expand OER and open education at their regional institution. The presenters will go into detail on the design, development, and delivery of three OER-focused introductory webinars, looking at research opportunities and campus grants for OER education, conducting a campus wide faculty assessment on OER use, and future OER workshop and networking plans.

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Beth South

Assistant Librarian Of Access & Technical Services, Indiana University East
Beth South is the Assistant Librarian for Access and Technical Services at the Campus Library and the Archivist for Indiana University East. She earned her dual Master’s degrees in Library and Information Science, specializing in rare books, in 2012 from Indiana University and her... Read More →
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Zihang Shao

Senior Instructional Technology Consultant, Indiana University
Zihang is a Senior Instructional Technology Consultant at Indiana University. Her 10+ years of experience in designing training for university faculty and employees in industry and non-profit organizations have helped her develop enthusiastic interest in professional development of... Read More →

Thursday August 12, 2021 12:15pm - 1:05pm EDT