Recent Submissions

  • 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; Walz, Anita R.; DePauw, Karen; Jhangiani, Rajiv; Artiles, Mayra S.; Abbas, Monty; Petters, Jon; 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; 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, ...
  • Seven Platforms You Should Know About: Share, Find, Author, or Adapt Creative Commons-Licensed Resources 

    Walz, Anita R.; 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 ...