Sept. 25: Melissa Gustafson Presenting on OER for FCTE – t-o-d-a-y

Open Educational Resources Workshop (OER)

Tuesday, September 25th from 2-3 p.m. in the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence

Are you looking for a new textbook? Is your current textbook not addressing everything you would like? Do you have trouble even finding a textbook? If so, Open Educational Resources (OERs) might be a good option for your classroom.  OERs are learning materials available for free online, and ISU has a program to help you find them, evaluate them, and implement them in your course.  Come to this quick session to learn more.  All instructors welcome.  A stipend will be available to qualifying instructors for participating in the program.  Light refreshments will be served.  An RSVP is appreciated (Melissa.Gustafson@indstate.edu) but not required.  Melissa Gustafson, Electronic Resources Librarian,  will be the facilitator.

See our Guides:

 

Feb. 18 & 19: Use Open Educational Resources

Learn. Adapt. Create. OER. Interested in earning some extra money, AND help your students succeed?

Open Educational Resources (OER) may be what you are looking for. Attend one of our workshops, and learn how you can transform your course using freely available OERs. Workshops are open for all teaching faculty – instructors and lecturers included. Light refreshments will be served. Emerging Technology Librarian, Heather Rayl, continues to promote the use of open educational resources (OER). Two sessions this week in HMSU 407:

February 18 or February 19, 2015

3:00 pm4:30 pm

HMSU 407

Contact: OER Workshops – 812-2372150 – Heather.Rayl@indstate.edu

FIND OUT LOTS MORE! http://libguides.indstate.edu/OER

Library Awarded IMLS Leadership Grant

Indiana State University Library through its membership in the MetaArchive Cooperative digital preservation network is a research partner for a newly awarded IMLS Leadership Grant: “Preservation & Curation of ETD Research Data & Complex Digital Objects.” Kayla Siddell in her capacity as data curation librarian will represent Cunningham Memorial Library in this important work.

From the grant narrative:

The Educopia Institute, in partnership with University of North Texas, and in concert with the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), HBCU Alliance, bepress, ProQuest, and the libraries of Virginia Tech, University of Tennessee, Purdue, Carnegie Mellon, Oregon State, Penn State, Morehouse, University of Louisville, and Indiana State propose a two-year project to improve ETD policies and practices around research data and complex digital object management nationally. The project will answer the question: How will institutions ensure the longevity and availability of ETD research data and complex digital objects (e.g., software, multimedia files) that comprise an integral component of student theses and dissertations?

This project will coalesce, refine, and shift the knowledge accumulation out of its campus or regional contexts and build upon it to create more generalized yet adaptable guidance documentation, shared curation technologies, and corresponding training materials that can be adopted broadly by ETD/IR stakeholders. To document needs and practices across all tiers of higher education, including smaller, less-endowed institutions, the project will conduct descriptive studies (surveys, interviews, and focus groups) and technical analyses (environmental scan, inventory, gap analysis and functional requirements).

The project includes structural and strategic evaluation and outcome measurement activities. These include engaging an Evaluator to advise on data gathering methods and design implementation evaluations; input from the Project Steering Committee and Project Advisory Group; and Partner Site Evaluations followed by a four month Public Review period to gather qualitative and qualitative data on fit-to-purpose, effectiveness, and areas requiring improvement. Feedback will guide refinements in the deliverables.

Sept. 25 & Oct. 1: Open educational resources workshops

Learn how to incorporate free open educational resources into your courses. Stipends are available for faculty who want to explore this exciting opportunity. Workshops are open to all teaching faculty – instructors and lecturers included.

Learn. Adapt. Create. OER.

Interested in earning some extra money, and help your students succeed? Open Educational Resources (OER) may be what you are looking for. Attend one of our workshops, and learn how you can transform your course using freely available OERs. Workshops are open for all teaching faculty – instructors and lecturers included. Light refreshments will be served.

September 25, 2014 – 3:30 p.m. @HMSU 407

October 1, 2014 – 3:30 p.m. @ HMSU 321

http://libguides.indstate.edu/OpenAccess

When: September 25, 2014 or October 1, 2014

Starts at: 3:30 pm    Ends at: 4:30 pm

Where: For 9/25 – HMSU 407; for 10/1 – HMSU 321

Contact:
Heather Rayl, Emerging Technology Librarian – 812-237-2150
Heather.Rayl@indiana.edu

 

 

Workshop on using Open Educational Resources in the classroom

Please join us for a workshop on how faculty members at ISU are earning extra money by converting their classes to use free open educational resources instead of high-cost textbooks. Discover how students are reacting to the material, and hear from your colleagues their experiences in using these materials in the classroom. Two identical sessions will be held: Tuesday, Sept. 24, noon-1 p.m. at HMSU 321 and Wednesday, Sept. 25, noon to 1 p.m. at HMSU 421. You can get more information and download a flyer at http://libguides.indstate.edu/OpenAccess, or contact Heather Rayl, Emerging Technology Librarian, x2150, Heather.Rayl@indstate.edu.