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OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Thursday, October 12 • 11:30am - 11:55am
A Model for OER Sustainability

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With little question, OER have the potential to greatly improve affordability, access, and student success in education. Yet, to achieve the greatest impact, OER need to be successfully adopted at scale with intentional planning for sustainability. In this session, the authors present a model for identifying and defining eight dimensions of sustainability in OER adoption:

  • open content creation

  • institutional program management

  • initial course design and course refresh

  • faculty development

  • content sustainability and development

  • marketing and communications

  • technical support

  • research and reporting

The model will demonstrate how to prioritize these various dimensions, how their interrelated nature impacts sustainable OER adoption, and ultimately how each dimension facilitates OER adoption at scale for the greatest long-term impact. The model draws on the empirical examples from ongoing system-level higher education OER initiatives at the City University of New York (CUNY), the State University System of New York (SUNY), and the University System of Maryland (USM) to demonstrate real-world approaches to engaging with these various dimensions of institutional OER transformation.



Speakers
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MJ Bishop

Director, Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, University System of Maryland
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Ann Fiddler

Open Education Librarian, City University of New York
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Carey Hatch

Interim Sr. Assoc Provost, SUNY System Administration
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Mark McBride

Library Senior Strategist, SUNY System Administration
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Kim Thanos

CEO, Lumen Learning


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
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Attendees (48)