April 17-18 2019
Vancouver, BC
SFU Harbour Centre Campus 515 W Hastings St

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Wednesday, April 17 • 11:50am - 12:15pm
Scaling up OER: Creating a Sustainable Program at a Polytechnic Institute

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Articulate the value of policy in promoting OER sustainability
Identify strategies for institutionalizing sustainable OER practices

How do you continue to support quality OER projects at your institution as participation grows? As OER becomes more mainstream at institutions, the question of how to build a mature program with sustainable practices becomes significant. This presentation will discuss how a 2-year polytechnic institution is embedding processes and practices within existing infrastructure in order to build a sustainable OER program. Topics will include a brief review of the literature around sustainability best practices, the highlights from the SAIT institutional policy adopted in 2018, an examination of the steps taken to expand that policy into a comprehensive institutional plan, and a small group discussion with participants regarding activities that could be incorporated into their OER programs. Real-time polls will be used to gather participant feedback about current activities and participants will leave with a checklist of practices to promote sustainability.

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Jessica Norman

OER Librarian, Southern Alberta Institution of Technology
In Jessica’s current role as eLearning Librarian, she looks for new ways to apply technology to information literacy and instruction. Jessica sees exciting opportunities with OERs related to those topics, as well as diversity, engagement, and accessibility. Jessica has a MLS from... Read More →

Wednesday April 17, 2019 11:50am - 12:15pm PDT
Fletcher Theatre