Recent Submissions

  • Moving STEM Documents Online: Sustainable Workflows for Accessible Content 

    Sorge, Volker (2021-03-04)
    Although for many years there has been a steady push to move teaching content online, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this trend, suddenly forcing all faculty to focus on delivering teaching and learning online. ...
  • Re-envisioning Accessibility for Math-Intensive OER 

    Walz, Anita R. (2020-11-10)
    Video recording available at The accessibility of publications is critical for learners who rely on screen readers. What happens when an OER you plan to use, remix, or are creating is math intensive ...
  • SCHEV Open Virginia Advisory Committee (OVAC) Webinar Series Part II: Open Education: Student Success and Faculty Autonomy 

    Rebar, Beverly; Soholt, Chris; Bai, Yu; Brown, Anne M.; Thomas, Judith; Davis, Preston (2020-10-23)
    SCHEV Open Virginia Advisory Committee (OVAC) Webinar Series Part II: Open Education: Student Success and Faculty Autonomy Fall 2020 ESL Composition II Handbook Chris Soholt and Yu Bai, Northern Virginia ...
  • SCHEV Open Virginia Advisory Committee (OVAC) Webinar Series Part 1: Open Education: Student Success and Faculty Autonomy 

    Rebar, Beverly; Walz, Anita R.; Westcott, Stephanie; Geary, Tom; Woodward, Tom; Rondeau, Sophie (2020-09-18)
    SCHEV Open Virginia Advisory Committee (OVAC) Webinar Series Part I: Open Education: Student Success and Faculty Autonomy Fall 2020 Virtual Events on Open Education: Student Success and Faculty Autonomy. Join us ...
  • Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) 

    Walz, Anita R. (2020-10-06)
    This presentation provides information in response to commonly-asked questions about OER, including: What are OER? Where can I find them? How can I use them? How do others use them? And how -- and where -- can I share what ...
  • Faculty & Student Panel Discussion: Issues in Course Materials Access and Use 

    Walz, Anita R.; Cox, Larry A.; Falls, Jonathan; Filer, Kimberly L.; Mantha, Anurag; Meinke-Lau, Billy; Poff, Ron (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2020-03-03)
    Faculty and student panelists will discuss the interplay of issues such as equity, cost, persistent access, customization, and pedagogical affordances in relation to open course materials, as well as implications for career ...
  • Lighting Rounds & Expo: OER, Pedagogy, and Tools 

    Kinnaman, Alex; Becksford, Lisa; Dean, Kirsten; Napier, Mike; Forte, Joe; Mease, Sarah; Walz, Anita R. (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2020-03-03)
    Join us to learn about OER affordances, tools, support and applications! This session will include brief lightning talks to provide an overview of these open education topics as well as hands-on time for attendees to ask ...
  • Open Education Forum 2020: Connecting the Opens: Open Access, Open Education & More 

    DePauw, Karen P.; Thompson, Tyechia; Paige, Frederick; Ellingson, Steven W.; Potter, Peter J.; Walz, Anita R.; Young, Philip (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2020-03-02)
    Join faculty presenters from around the university, University Library faculty, and the Future Professoriate Graduate class in a robust discussion about nuances, similarities and differences in the "opens." Learn about ...
  • Leveraging Open Practices in Scholarship & Teaching in International Liberal Arts Education: What Does Success Look Like? 

    Walz, Anita R. (2019-03-30)
    Open Access. Open educational resources. Open pedagogy. Beyond access and direct-cost reduction to readers, open educational practices — when deeply understood and thoughtfully implemented — have the potential to transform ...
  • Open Education Symposium 2019 Keynote: Improving Access, Affordability, and Achievement with OER 

    Bishop, M. J. (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2019-03-04)
    Despite the transformative power that technology has had in a whole range of businesses, the history of technology use in education over the last 100 years paints a rather bleak picture of the extent to which digital tools, ...
  • Open Education Symposium Panel: Facilitating Openness at the University: Connecting the Opens + Making Change Happen 

    Bishop, M. J.; Corl, Benjamin A.; DePauw, Karen P.; Plummer, Ellen; Franco Duran, Diana; Potter, Peter J.; Porter, Nathaniel D.; Walz, Anita R. (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2019-03-04)
    This panel discussion begins with brief presentations of several “core open practices”: Open Access, Open Education/Open Educational Resources, and Open Data by experts from the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. ...
  • 2019 Open Education Symposium Poster Session 

    Terry, Christine H.; Kinniburgh, Garnett; Browder, Robert; DeCarlo, Matthew; Becksford, Lisa; McNabb, Kayla B.; Lachniet, Jason; Hipple, Britton; Maczka, Darren; Donnelly, Sarah; Ireland, Leanna; Erickson, Sue (2019-03-04)
    Faculty, instructional designers, graduate students, and librarians from six institutions of higher education will briefly present an overview of peer-reviewed posters on diverse topics including: Creating open educational ...
  • OER Update 

    Walz, Anita R. (2018-06-29)
    This OER Update, provided at the request of the Virginia Scholarly Communication Interest Group, provides an overview of the values underpinning open education, the complexity of higher education and commercial actor ...
  • Connecting the Opens: Open Access, Open Education, Open Data 

    Potter, Peter J.; Walz, Anita R.; DePauw, Karen P.; Jhangiani, Rajiv; Artiles, Mayra S.; Abbas, Montasir M.; Petters, Jonathan L.; Young, Philip (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-19)
    Open practices represent opportunities to align scholarly and instructional processes with scholarly ideals, ethical stances, real work impacts, and aspirations for a more just and equitable world. There are many types of ...
  • Open Educational Practices: Equity, Achievement, and Pedagogical Innovation 

    Jhangiani, Rajiv (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-19)
    Open Education practices (OEP) have emerged as a transformational force in higher education. Whereas, higher education promises to be an instrument for economic and social mobility, in reality our institutions reinforce ...
  • Getting Comfortable Working in the Open: A Panel Discussion for Authors, Teaching Faculty, and Students 

    Walz, Anita R.; DeCarlo, Matt; Murphy-Judy, Kathryn; Nelson, Amy; Erickson, Susan; Kidd, Jennifer; Harder, James; Hamilton, Carrie; Aigner, Savannah (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-19)
    Open Educational practices support teaching, learning, and publication in an increasingly diverse faculty and student body. OEP encompass the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources, open course ...
  • Textbook Town Hall: A Panel Discussion About Textbook Prices 

    Roche, Avalon; Walz, Anita R.; Boim, Cara; Willis, Rex; Billingsley, Julia; Whiteman, Hannah (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-16)
    Virginia Tech Student Government Association (VTSGA) led this Textbook Town Hall to hear from students regarding issues and solutions related to textbooks and other learning resources.
  • You Want Me to Pay What? Student Perspectives on Learning Costs 

    Thorpe, Sydney; Skripak, Stephen J.; Walz, Anita R.; Umbarger-Wells, Sarah; Boim, Cara; Addair, J. T.; Kading, Kim (Virginia Tech, 2017-11-28)
    "You Want Me to Pay What?" is a Student Government Association (SGA) student-led event. The event was designed by and for students to start a conversation about the cost of learning resources at Virginia Tech.
  • Teaching in STEM Disciplines: Open Source Methods 

    Barba, Lorena (Virginia Tech, 2017-10-26)
  • Open Education Week 2017 Panel Discussion: The Potential of Open Educational Resources 

    Skripak, Stephen J.; Cortez, Anastasia; de Pena, Jonathan; Lipscombe, Mary; Artiles, Mayra; Roberson-Evia, Jane; Potter, Peter J.; Walz, Anita R.
    Virginia Tech faculty members discuss their experiences as adopters, adapters, and authors of open educational resources. The panel explores use and creation of open textbooks and online course materials and systems, ...

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