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Students Perception Of Open Textbooks, Karen Bjork Jul 2019

Students Perception Of Open Textbooks, Karen Bjork

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Textbooks have long been an integral learning platform in higher education. As the rising cost of textbooks continues to burden students, many libraries have begun to facilitate the creation and publishing of open textbooks. In 2013, with the support of a Provost-backed initiative, Portland State University (PSU) Library developed an open textbook publishing program that works with faculty to create open textbooks that are designed specifically for the courses that they teach. The publishing initiative, called PDXOpen, has published 21 open textbooks. The program has saved over 2,890 PSU students over $272,000 on the cost of their books ...


Tell Me Your Story: Narrative Inquiry In Lis Research, Emily Ford May 2019

Tell Me Your Story: Narrative Inquiry In Lis Research, Emily Ford

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Narrative inquiry, a phenomenological qualitative research methodology, examines individual human experiences—stories. Yet, researchers in Library and information science (LIS)—a human-focused profession—have infrequently used it. This article introduces narrative inquiry and provides a literature review of the few LIS studies utilizing it. Next, it extrapolates on Coralie McCormack’s "storying stories," a multi-faceted approach used to analyze narrative inquiry research data. Finally, the article outlines potential uses for narrative inquiry in LIS research.


Navigating The Sustainable Stream: Academic Libraries Keeping Pace With Streaming Content Demand, Joshua Keyes, Elsa Loftis May 2019

Navigating The Sustainable Stream: Academic Libraries Keeping Pace With Streaming Content Demand, Joshua Keyes, Elsa Loftis

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

With increasing student and faculty expectations of on-demand streaming video content, how are academic libraries keeping pace with costs and licensing models? As the common access models for video add additional subscriptions to the mix or feature Patron-Driven Acquisition (PDA) options that escalate costs as usage increases, collections librarians must perform a precarious balancing act to ensure vital information resources are available at sustainable cost levels. We will share the recent experiences of The Claremont Colleges Library and Portland State University Library, and how our models have adapted to meet growing demands on our budgets and staff time. This is ...


Integrated And Open Interpreter Education: The Open Educational Resource Reader And Workbook For Interpreters, Elisa Maroney, Vicki Darden, Erin Trine, Sarah Hewlett, Sue Kunda May 2019

Integrated And Open Interpreter Education: The Open Educational Resource Reader And Workbook For Interpreters, Elisa Maroney, Vicki Darden, Erin Trine, Sarah Hewlett, Sue Kunda

Open Educational Resources Symposium

This poster depicts the development of an OER for interpreting educators by Western Oregon University Interpreting Studies faculty, as well as the collaboration with the University Library to publish the final product. The goal of the OER is to offer faculty and students readings and practical application experiences that connect program specific coursework and concepts across the interpreter education curriculum emphasizing the holistic nature of the field of interpreting. The intent for this project is to create a space where emerging scholars in the field of signed language interpreting will make contributions with the ability to revise as the interpreting ...


Pcc's Equity And Open Education Faculty Cohort, Jen Klaudinyi May 2019

Pcc's Equity And Open Education Faculty Cohort, Jen Klaudinyi

Open Educational Resources Symposium

Learning materials used in the classroom are a social justice issue. Traditional textbooks can present barriers to students in the form of cost as well as in the narrative embedded within the content. This year PCC designed and implemented a 2-part professional development opportunity: the Open Education and Equity Faculty Cohort. We asked instructors to explore intersections between open education, culturally responsive teaching, universal design and open pedagogy and then to implement some of their learning in curriculum revision. This poster will provide an overview of the cohort design and our experience leading it.


Customizing A Business Law Textbook At Linn-Benton Community College, Keith Tierney, Michaela Willi Hooper May 2019

Customizing A Business Law Textbook At Linn-Benton Community College, Keith Tierney, Michaela Willi Hooper

Open Educational Resources Symposium

In 2017 Keith Tierney, a business law instructor at Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC), was fed up with the high cost of his commercial textbook. Not only was it upwards of $300, it wasn't customized to his learning outcomes and editions went out of date quickly. He saw the announcement for LBCC's Textbook Affordability Grant and reached out to LBCC's OER Librarian, Michaela Willi Hooper, to learn more. Michaela helped him find an existing business law OER and get it into an editable format (Microsoft Word). Keith went through training with LBCC's Center for Accessibility Resources and ...


Adapting, Remixing, And Adopting An Oer In General Chemistry I And Ii, Adelaide E. Clark, Seth Anthony May 2019

Adapting, Remixing, And Adopting An Oer In General Chemistry I And Ii, Adelaide E. Clark, Seth Anthony

Open Educational Resources Symposium

Through the generous support of the OIT library and Open Oregon, General Chemistry I and II (CHE 201 and 202) at Oregon Institute of Technology has been able to switch to OER texts this academic year. It is estimated that this switch has saved each student up to $300 per year. The text was remixed from Openstax Chemistry as well as other texts and multimedia and is hosted online via LibreTexts. A printed version was also created to give students an option who prefer printed texts. Besides lowered student cost, benefits include specific tailoring of information for the course, supplements ...


Why Chemeketa Press Doesn't Make Oers (Mostly), Brian Mosher May 2019

Why Chemeketa Press Doesn't Make Oers (Mostly), Brian Mosher

Open Educational Resources Symposium

Chemeketa Press does not make its books available for free because we are pursuing a self-funding publishing model that lives somewhere between the realms of traditional publishing and OER production. We want to present our model to people interested in the OER model to show how similar goals can be achieved through different means.


Remix The Oer Universe With Libretexts, Jennifer Rogers, Delmar Larsen Mr May 2019

Remix The Oer Universe With Libretexts, Jennifer Rogers, Delmar Larsen Mr

Open Educational Resources Symposium

Libretexts unites students, faculty and scholars to cooperatively develop online educational resources that are easy to adopt and use, simple to optimize, and are backed by educational research with advanced technologies. LibreTexts are totally cost free to students, institutions and faculty. LibreTexts’ technology enables any faculty member to easily and rapidly create OER textbooks and more that are optimized for their courses and students. The structure of LibreTexts solves two of the central problems limiting OER adoption: the time and effort that faculty need to assemble OER for their classes and dissemination. Libretexts are built by incorporating content from an ...


Spanish For Native Speakers & The Oregon State Seal Of Biliteracy, Joe Romero May 2019

Spanish For Native Speakers & The Oregon State Seal Of Biliteracy, Joe Romero

Open Educational Resources Symposium

OER provided the chance to create a needed text for an initiative to bring the Oregon State Seal of Biliteracy to Higher Education, starting at Chemeketa Community College.

This text differs from a traditional 200 level languages course as it includes a broader focus to incorporate ACTLF's four language domains, and the materials are presented in-context to meet the unique needs of a Heritage Language Learner. The relevancy of the content has also been updated to touch on contemporary issues and themes, as well as bring-in new forms of media.

Information on the Biliteracy Seal initiative and the role ...


The Story Of An Oer: Creation To Collaboration, Alise Lamoreaux May 2019

The Story Of An Oer: Creation To Collaboration, Alise Lamoreaux

Open Educational Resources Symposium

This poster will tell the story of how an OER designed for a class at Lane went from an idea to meet a specific need at Lane to a be included in a collaborative effort producing an OER that has now been adopted by over 15 colleges in multiple states and just won a Textbook And Academic Authors Association award.


Math Literacy In The Global Climate Context, Paula Thonney May 2019

Math Literacy In The Global Climate Context, Paula Thonney

Open Educational Resources Symposium

The poster will show some excerpts from the Math Literacy workbook as well as examples of student work and assignments.


Creating Mathematics Oer Using Latex, Richard Beveridge May 2019

Creating Mathematics Oer Using Latex, Richard Beveridge

Open Educational Resources Symposium

I recently completed a 550 page Latex-based textbook containing material suitable for College Algebra, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus courses.

The poster will show examples from this work.


Owning Your Omeka: Teaching Diy Digital Scholarship Through A Scaffolded Workshop Series, Kate Thornhill, Franny Gaede May 2019

Owning Your Omeka: Teaching Diy Digital Scholarship Through A Scaffolded Workshop Series, Kate Thornhill, Franny Gaede

Open Educational Resources Symposium

In February 2019, UO Libraries opened the new UO Libraries Digital Research, Education, and Media (DREAM) Lab to be a space for faculty and graduate students to learn new digital scholarship tools, methods, and techniques, data management and visualization, instructional design, accessibility, user experience, and assessment. With a strong campus appetite to develop Omeka-based digital humanities projects, Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) librarians designed its first DIY digital scholarship workshop series called Owning Your Omeka with intention to empower researchers and educators to make their own digital exhibits using Reclaim Hosting.

Between December 2018-February 2019, DSS librarians designed a three-part six-hour ...


Collaborating With Six Faculty On Oer Creation, Shanell Sanchez May 2019

Collaborating With Six Faculty On Oer Creation, Shanell Sanchez

Open Educational Resources Symposium

This poster will discuss Dr. Sanchez's experience as an Assistant Professor collaborating with her department to create an OER for their introductory course. It will provide tips, suggestions, and recommendations based on experience. Additionally, provide the opportunity to discuss authoring an OER.


Student Centered Design Components In Body Physics: Motion To Metabolism, Mick Davis May 2019

Student Centered Design Components In Body Physics: Motion To Metabolism, Mick Davis

Open Educational Resources Symposium

Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism is an OER textbook designed for 100-level physics courses. (https://openoregon.pressbooks.pub/bodyphysics) The poster will highlight the process of designing the textbook from a student-centered reference frame, including the overall contextual format and implementation of specific design features in the Pressbooks platform.


A Community Of Oer Practice: The Intermountain Open Pedagogy Education Network (Iopen), Rick A. Stoddart May 2019

A Community Of Oer Practice: The Intermountain Open Pedagogy Education Network (Iopen), Rick A. Stoddart

Open Educational Resources Symposium

Open Education Resource (OER) work requires an engaged community to be successful. This community can be leveraged to share expertise and experiences that can make local OER efforts more effective and successful. iOPEN started as a series of informal virtual conversations that has evolved into a regional practitioner community that plans OER strategy, advocates for statewide change, shares funding opportunities, and co-presents their research. This poster will share how iOPEN became a community of practice and suggest strategies to create your own OER community of practice.


What Can Oer Advocates Learn From The Traditional Faculty Textbook Adoption Experience?, Rick A. Stoddart May 2019

What Can Oer Advocates Learn From The Traditional Faculty Textbook Adoption Experience?, Rick A. Stoddart

Open Educational Resources Symposium

Previous research has demonstrated the positive impacts that Open Educational Resources (OER) can have on student retention and learning, but these connections may not be compelling enough to persuade faculty to adopt OER resources in lieu of traditional textbooks and materials. What are OER advocates missing? What could OER advocates do better or differently? To be successful with OER, it is important to understand not only what OER are replicating or replacing in the classroom, but also understand the whole faculty experience around textbook adoption. How do faculty hear about textbooks? How do vendors communicate to faculty? What are faculty ...


Interactive Session: Authoring Oer, Karen Lauritsen May 2019

Interactive Session: Authoring Oer, Karen Lauritsen

Open Educational Resources Symposium

While it may feel like you’re starting on page one, this workshop will focus on the resources, both human and technical, that are already in place to support your writing and publishing process. We’ll identify who can provide local expertise, how your open textbook will be different from others, as well as the publishing platforms available, with an emphasis on Pressbooks. By the end of the session, you will leave with a map for your path forward.

Additional files for this session can be found in the morning session record.


Interactive Session: Open Pedagogy, Chad Flinn May 2019

Interactive Session: Open Pedagogy, Chad Flinn

Open Educational Resources Symposium

This workshop will unpack the concepts of Open Pedagogy and Open Educational Practices and share how Chad has used these strategies in his own teaching as a vocational instructor. Participants will have an opportunity to experiment with some of the tools and best practices that are being used in Open Pedagogy and have the opportunity to walk away with a new open educational practices toolkit.

Additional files for this session can be found in the morning session record.


Interactive Session: Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion In Open Education, Camille Thomas May 2019

Interactive Session: Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion In Open Education, Camille Thomas

Open Educational Resources Symposium

Participants in the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Open Education session will gain strategies on how to integrate equitable values into their workflows. This session will cover best practices for centering diverse perspectives. It will also explore design principles which harness the flexibility of OER to include a variety teaching and learning styles.


Interactive Session: Advocacy For Open And Affordable Materials, Mo Nyamweya May 2019

Interactive Session: Advocacy For Open And Affordable Materials, Mo Nyamweya

Open Educational Resources Symposium

This workshop’s goal is to prepare and/or better equip participants to be OER advocates on their campus. You’ll learn how to identify and recruit allies, communicate and collaborate with various stakeholders, and create long- and short-term goals for your campus. We will also tackle barriers to OER advocacy and map out solutions to your unique challenges.


Interactive Session: Authoring Oer, Karen Lauritsen May 2019

Interactive Session: Authoring Oer, Karen Lauritsen

Open Educational Resources Symposium

While it may feel like you’re starting on page one, this workshop will focus on the resources, both human and technical, that are already in place to support your writing and publishing process. We’ll identify who can provide local expertise, how your open textbook will be different from others, as well as the publishing platforms available, with an emphasis on Pressbooks. By the end of the session, you will leave with a map for your path forward.


Interactive Session: Open Pedagogy, Chad Flinn May 2019

Interactive Session: Open Pedagogy, Chad Flinn

Open Educational Resources Symposium

This workshop will unpack the concepts of Open Pedagogy and Open Educational Practices and share how Chad has used these strategies in his own teaching as a vocational instructor. Participants will have an opportunity to experiment with some of the tools and best practices that are being used in Open Pedagogy and have the opportunity to walk away with a new open educational practices toolkit.


Interactive Session: Advocacy For Open And Affordable Materials, Mo Nyamweya May 2019

Interactive Session: Advocacy For Open And Affordable Materials, Mo Nyamweya

Open Educational Resources Symposium

This workshop’s goal is to prepare and/or better equip participants to be OER advocates on their campus. You’ll learn how to identify and recruit allies, communicate and collaborate with various stakeholders, and create long- and short-term goals for your campus. We will also tackle barriers to OER advocacy and map out solutions to your unique challenges.


Students Perception Of Open Textbooks: Students Tell Us What They Think About Open Textbooks In Their Courses, Karen Bjork, Kristi Jensen May 2019

Students Perception Of Open Textbooks: Students Tell Us What They Think About Open Textbooks In Their Courses, Karen Bjork, Kristi Jensen

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Textbooks have long been an integral learning platform in higher education. As the rising cost of textbooks continues to burden students, many libraries have begun to facilitate the creation and publishing of open textbooks. While many colleges and universities have surveyed students about their textbook purchasing habits and interest in open textbooks, fewer surveys have captured student feedback on their actual hands on experiences with their resources. Portland State University (PSU) Library and the University of Minnesota (UofM) Libraries have both collected date from students about their experiences with open textbooks selected and created specifically for their courses.

In 2013 ...


The Impression That I Get: Reference & Instruction Uses / Preceptions Of Primo In A Consortial Environment, Anne M. Pepitone, Barbara Valentine, Molly Gunderson, Holli Kubly May 2019

The Impression That I Get: Reference & Instruction Uses / Preceptions Of Primo In A Consortial Environment, Anne M. Pepitone, Barbara Valentine, Molly Gunderson, Holli Kubly

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

The Discovery and User Experience Team conducted an open-ended survey designed to gather information about how Primo works within the context of the daily work of patron-centered staff and librarians. We felt that this information and feedback was important because it provided the only avenue in which reference and instruction librarians could give direct input to the Alliance about how to improve our current discovery interface. The survey asked reference and instruction librarians about their specific experiences with Primo with the goal of identifying ways that the Discovery and User Experience Team could better support these users.


Primo [Library Catalog]: Towards A Socially Just Search System, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair, Molly Gunderson May 2019

Primo [Library Catalog]: Towards A Socially Just Search System, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair, Molly Gunderson

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

At the Portland State University (PSU) Library, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion and have demonstrated this commitment by design with the new, responsive Primo. Designing the new Primo for ease of use for discovery and delivery for 30,000 students was the tantamount motivation for our new Primo launch, fall term 2016. In this session, we will cover why the PSU Library uses the open search field rather than scope selection on the homepage; what is an equitable approach to faceted navigation; and why a “less is more” design approach addresses accessibility and the affective for first generation college ...


Engaging The Global Community, Christopher V. Hollister Apr 2019

Engaging The Global Community, Christopher V. Hollister

Communications in Information Literacy

No abstract provided.


Opening Up Open Access Institutional Repositories To Demonstrate Value: Two Universities’ Pilots On Including Metadata-Only Records, Karen Bjork, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Ryan Otto Mar 2019

Opening Up Open Access Institutional Repositories To Demonstrate Value: Two Universities’ Pilots On Including Metadata-Only Records, Karen Bjork, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Ryan Otto

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Introduction: Institutional repository managers are continuously looking for new ways to demonstrate the value of their repositories. One way to do this is to create a more inclusive repository that provides reliable information about the research output produced by faculty affiliated with the institution.

Description of Program: This article details two pilot projects that evaluated how their repositories could track faculty research output through the inclusion of metadata-only (no full-text) records. The purpose of each pilot project was to determine the feasibility and provide an assessment of the long-term impact on the repository’s mission statement, staffing, and collection development ...