Recent Submissions

  • Open Education Week 2017 Panel Discussion: The Potential of Open Educational Resources 

    Skripak, Stephen; Cortez, Anastasia; de Pena, Jonathan; Lipscombe, Mary; Artiles, Mayra; Roberson-Evia, Jane; Potter, Peter; Walz, Anita
    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, ...
  • Seven Platforms You Should Know About: Share, Find, Author, or Adapt Creative Commons-Licensed Resources 

    Walz, Anita; McNabb, Kayla; Looney, Ryan; Pedrides, Lisa; Bolin, Melinda; McGuire, Hugh; Pannabecker, Virginia (2017-03-28)
    Creative Commons licenses allow no-cost access, redistribution, remix, and reuse with attribution. This session is for faculty (and others) who want to know about no-cost ...
  • Open Education Week 2016 Keynote: Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener 

    Biswas-Diener, Robert
    In this presentation, Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener outlines the key points of the open education philosophy. He addresses common criticisms of open education and presents case studies to support his assertions. In particular, ...
  • Open Educational Resources: Institutional Costs and Benefits 

    Watson, Charles Edward (Virginia Tech, 2015-11-16)
    What are Open Educational Resources? What are the costs and benefits to my institution of an OER initiative? What efforts are needed to get OER projects and programs started? How much do they cost and why? How can they be ...
  • Supporting Faculty OER Exploration, Adoption, Adaptation, and Authoring 

    Watson, Charles Edward (Virginia Tech, 2015-11-16)
    What are open educational resources? Why is the OER movement growing in popularity in higher education? Who is using and creating OER? Why? How can you use what you already know to assist faculty in adopting and creating ...
  • Open Education Week Panel Discussion 

    Doolittle, Peter; Hart, Heath; Hartman, Greg; Seyam, Mohammed; Walz, Anita R. (Virginia Tech, 2015-02-25)
    Introduction by Julie Speer, Associate Dean for Research & Informatics. Open remarks by Anita Walz, Assessment, Open Education & Online Learning Environments Librarian. Mohammed Seyam discusses the value of openly licensed ...
  • Libraries, OER, and Open Textbooks 

    Jensen, Kristin (Virginia Tech, 2015-02-26)
    Speaker: Kristi Jensen, Program Development Lead for the eLearning Support Initiative, University Libraries, University of Minnesota Kristi Jensen discusses roles the importance and possible areas of involvement for libraries ...
  • Open Textbooks for Instructional Designers 

    Ernst, David (Virginia Tech, 2015-02-26)
    Join a fellow instructional designer, Dr. Dave Ernst, now Chief Information Officer of the College of Education and Human Development at University of Minnesota, in exploring possibilities for incorporating open educational ...
  • Exploring Innovative & Open Educational Resources 

    Shaffer, Clifford; Jantzen, Benjamin C.; Mahin, Bruce; Walz, Anita R. (2014-04-08)
    Panelists include: Dr. Clifford Shaffer, Professor of Computer Science, Virginia Tech Dr. Benjamin Jantzen, Asst. Professor Philosophy, Virginia Tech Dr. Bruce Mahin, Professor of Composition and Music Theory, Radford ...