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Open Access Week @ UND

Open Access Week: October 23-29, 2017
Open Access Week: October 23-29, 2017

We hope you will join us on UND’s campus this Friday, October 27, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Memorial Union’s Red River Valley Room for a dynamic symposium with keynote speaker Dr. Gerry Hanley of MERLOT, and diverse “hands-on” opportunities to speak to your colleagues who have worked with Open Educational Resources, Open Access, and Scholarly Communication. Refreshments will be served.

If you are curious about OERs and are considering using them in your class, please join us! Also, we will be issuing a call for more grant applications very shortly – if you are considering applying, but have some questions, we’ll be happy to help! All are welcome!

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the UND OERs Working Group.

A brief schedule of events is below:

10:00 a.m.  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gerard L. Hanley Ph.D.

We will be live-streaming a talk by Dr. Gerard L. Hanley Ph.D., the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Technology Services and the Executive Director of MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) for the California State University, Office of the Chancellor. At the CSU, Gerry oversees the management of systemwide academic technology initiatives including digital library services, course redesign with technology, affordable learning solutions, accessible technology, and Cal State Online, serving CSU’s 23 campuses and 479,000 students.  At MERLOT, he directs the development and sustainability of the international consortium and technology strategy to provide open educational services to improve teaching and learning.  He is the Director of SkillsCommons, the US Department of Labor’s open repository of educational resources for workforce development. Gerry’s previous positions include professor of psychology, director of faculty development, and director of strategy planning at CSU, Long Beach.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Drop-In Sessions

Drop by any time between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to get assistance and speak with experts in the following areas:

Open Access Journals & Scholarly Publishing (Dr. David Flynn, Chair, Economics Department, & Faculty Fellow to the Division of Research and Economic Development and Sara Kuhn, Social Sciences and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Chester Fritz Library)

Wondering if that OA journal is reputable? Trying to find an impact factor? Worried about predatory publishers? Come speak with David and Sara, who will offer tips to guide you to the best resources, and answer your questions about OA and Scholarly Communications.

UND Scholarly Commons (Zeineb Yousif, Digital Initiatives Librarian)

Come see a preview of our new UND Scholarly Commons, an Institutional Repository where you can place your research, data, publications, pre-prints, post-prints, posters, images, and more!

Grant Planning, Metadata, & Research Data Management Plans (Stephanie Walker, Dean of Libraries & Information Resources)

Writing a grant? Wondering how to answer NSF or NIH or NEH questions on Research Data Management Plans or Metadata and Accessibility? The Libraries can help! Come speak to Dean Stephanie Walker and find out how UND Libraries can contribute to your grant preparation and help you get what you need.

Copyright, Creative Commons, & Intellectual Property:  Legal Perspectives (Jason Jenkins, UND Special Affiliate, Office of General Counsel)

Got questions about copyright? Need help figuring out which Creative Commons license is best? Need advice on retaining your rights? Wondering if you can use that YouTube clip, or scan that out-of-print document? Ask Jason!

Finding OERs for your Courses (Holly Gabriel, Reference Librarian & Bibliographer for Business, Government Documents, Patents, & Technology and Megan Carroll, Reference Librarian & Bibliographer for Education, Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Kinesiology & Public Health Education)

Want to find an OER for your course? We will help you get started finding quality OERs for your courses by sharing resources and evaluation tools.

Faculty Experience With OERs (Dr. Virginia Clinton, of Educational Foundations & Research)

Dr. Virginia Clinton has been using OERs in her courses for the past 2 years, and has been conducting research on her experiences and her students’ experiences working with them. Dr. Fred Remer of Atmospheric Sciences incorporated extensive OERs, including free government resources, into his Atmospheric Sciences class, to the delight of his students! Come hear from your colleagues!

OERs for Health Sciences & Law (Anne Mostad-Jensen, Head of Faculty Services for the UND School of Law, and Devon Olson, Research and Education Librarian at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences)

Chat with Anne and Devon and learn what OERs are available within the unique fields of Law, Medicine, and Allied Health. Browse some examples of peer-reviewed open-access textbooks and take a sneak peek at a new OER created by one of UND’s GTAs, Ethan Snow, for the School of Medicine’s Anatomy 204 lab.

Integrating OERs into Your Course Design and Redesign (Lori Swinney, Director, Elizabeth Becker, Senior Instructional Designer, and Austin Winger, Instructional Designer from Instructional Design & Digital Learning, Teaching Transformation & Development Academy)

Thinking about switching to an OER textbook? We will help you with easy steps to redesign your course and find the best textbook or portions of textbooks and other OER resources to meet the learning outcomes of your course. Our concept is “course design first, textbook and resources next,” avoiding the common teaching-to-the-textbook model.

OERs & Technology:  Making It All Work (Dara Faul, Kristi Swartz, and Naomi Hanson from Instructional Design & Digital Learning, Teaching Transformation & Development Academy)

Need some help incorporating videos into your OERs? Struggling with the finer aspects of Blackboard? Need help with captioning? Dara, Kristi & Naomi can answer all of your questions, and guide you through the many tools available to help facilitate your OER.