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Wednesday, April 25


Helping institutions with the institutionalization of OER: an online policy making tool
SURF, together with a group of experts, recently developed an online roadmap for developing policy for OER in Dutch higher education. The tool will help higher education institutions to draft a clear policy on publishing and reusing OER, either at faculty or at institutional level. Developing a good policy is complex because it involves many different aspects and there are many barriers to get started with OER. The tool helps to take all the necessary steps and provides numerous suggestions for possible policy choices, based on a variety of sources.

Online Roadmap Policy for Open Learning Materials
During this presentation we will give a demo of this tool, which can be found online at http://beleidopenleermaterialen.surf.nl. (The tool itself is in Dutch).
We will explain how the tool has been established, in close cooperation with experts from higher education institutions, and what the starting points were. The tool contains many open sources, primarily fitting the Dutch circumstances, but also international sources are included.

Current users of the tool will be present at this session and share their first experiences with the tool.
During the presentation we will talk with the audience about:
• Their advice on how such a tool can best be used in an institution and whether additional support is necessary;
• Other tools to support policy makers in policy development; which are available?
• Additional resources that can help institutions to set up policies.

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Lieke Rensink

Projectleader OER, SURF

Wednesday April 25, 2018 10:45 - 11:10
Commissie 3


A Commons of Our Own: Accelerating OER and Open Learning College-wide
Lansing Community College is institutionalizing the use OER, OEP, and open pedagogy by building an online scholarly commons we call a “Commons of Our Own”. With a “Commons of Our Own”, LCC has been able to accelerate adoption of both OER and OEP.

Commons of Our Own re-connects the college to the community, creating a virtual equivalent of the campus including social interaction. It reinvigorates the institution’s mission.

Transformative college education involves more than a structured curriculum of courses and classes, checking off outcomes. Learning inside the classroom has always been only a part of a good college education. The campus or commons experiences are as important as the classroom. Students at community colleges often don’t live on campus. They increasingly live their lives in digital connected devices or take online classes. There is a vast digital no-man’s land between the closed online LMS classroom and the social media where they live. Students miss the transformative opportunities the physical campus provides to share, create, and connect.

The Commons of Our Own concept builds on our Open Learn Lab, a Domains of One’s Own effort, the first at any community college. It connects classroom experiences with the broader open world of the Web and the public community. OpenLCC.net consists of the many individual voices of the students, faculty, staff, and others in the LCC community. It is hundreds of websites created by them and grouped as: Share, Learn, Create, and Connect.

Phase I taught us “it”, meaning a domains of one’s own effort, was worthwhile, we just couldn’t enunciate what “it” was or where “it” fit in the college. We couldn’t, that is, until we discovered and formulated the concept of a Commons of Our Own.


Wednesday April 25, 2018 11:10 - 11:35
Commissie 3


Lost in transition: digital resources and university strategies
With universities becoming more and more reliant on technology, it is important for higher education leaders to harness the potential of digital resources in order to find a strategy for change.
Leveraging a MOOC and CC licenses to raise awareness of open resources as a strategic factor for universities: the presentation takes the cue from the D-TRANSFORM MOOC to share some reflections on the role of open education in promoting cultures of change and innovation.

Presentation available also on SlideShare at https://www.slideshare.net/giannatelli/lost-in-transition-digital-resources-and-university-strategies/giannatelli/lost-in-transition-digital-resources-and-university-strategies

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Paola Corti

Project Manager, Politecnico di Milano
Paola Corti works as Project Manager and instructional designer at METID (Metodi E Tecnologie Innovative per la Didattica – Innovative Methods and Technologies for Learning), the teaching and learning innovation unit of Politecnico di Milano (Italy). METID supports teachers in adopting... Read More →
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Ada Giannatelli

Project manager and instructional designer, Politecnico di Milano - METID
Ada Giannatelli is digital learning project manager at METID, the unit of Politecnico di Milano (Italy) devoted to teaching and learning innovation. She has nearly 20 years experience as an instructional designer, with a primary focus on EU-funded projects. Ada curated the content... Read More →

Susanna Sancassani

Managing Director METID, Politecnico di Milano

Wednesday April 25, 2018 11:35 - 12:00
Commissie 3


From the Ground Up: How Faculty OER Initiatives Set the Stage for Impact Across SUNY
Faculty-led OER course initiatives have met great success across the State University of New York (SUNY) system. These initiatives are forming the background of institutional OER programs across our community colleges, liberal arts and technical colleges, and research universities. SUNY has recognized the need for system-wide structures to span the gaps and partner individual campuses and faculty with just-in-time support needs. In this panel, faculty members from four SUNY colleges will demonstrate the value of faculty leadership as local programs take shape and grow. They will also speak to the importance of having a system institution like SUNY OER Services who can respond to their needs and see across campuses to share resources and best practices. Finally, this panel will address the importance of well-timed financial support from government initiatives, and how that can be most meaningfully applied to spur adoption and student success. The New York State Excelsior Scholarship budget funding of $4 million dollars to SUNY OER has greatly impacted our program growth, and is making the OER conversation mainstream across our state.

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Alexis Clifton

Senior Instructional Support Specialist, SUNY Geneseo
In my role with the State University of New York (SUNY), I help our 64 colleges and universities establish, support, and expand their OER programs. I'm a passionate advocate for making higher education more accessible, more affordable, and more meaningful for both students and faculty... Read More →

William Pelz

Herkimer County Community College

Wednesday April 25, 2018 12:00 - 12:50
Commissie 3