Call for Papers: VCCS OER Peer Group Inaugural Meeting April 29 & 30th!

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OER Peer Group Meeting
Friday, April 29, 2016 – Saturday, April 30, 2016
John Tyler Community College – Midlothian Campus
Call for Papers

Are you interested in Open Educational Resources (OER)?  Do you have experience with OER that you would like to share with colleagues across the VCCS?  The 1st biannual meeting of the OER Peer Group will take place in April 28 and 29, 2016.

Information about the meeting is posted here.  The CFP is here.  More information about the sessions and the schedule is below.

We invite proposals based on the following schedule:

Friday, April 29
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch with Keynote by David Wiley, Co-founder, Lumen Learning
1:00 - 1:10 p.m. Break
1:10 - 2:00 p.m. Session 1: VCCS Panel on Zx23 Initiative: Richard Sebastian, Facilitator
2:00 - 2:10 p.m. Break
2:10 - 3:00 p.m. Session 2:  Introductory OER Sessions
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Break & hotel check-in
3:30 - 4:20 p.m. Session 3: Discipline and Constituency Group Meetings
4:20 - 4:30 p.m. Break
4:30 - 5:20 p.m. Session 4: Workshop in the Disciplines
5:30-6:30: Social
Saturday, April 30
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Hotel check-out
9:00 - 9:50 a.m. Session 5:  OER Policies and Training
9:50 - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 - 10:50 a.m. Session 6: OER and Student Success
10:50 - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Session 7: Q & A Panel: The Future of Zx23

Introductory OER Sessions:  These sessions are designed for those new to OER and/or for OER faculty and staff to learn from the efforts of OER initiatives at other colleges in the system.

Discipline and Constituency Group Meetings:  These sessions aim to bring together faculty from individual disciplines across the system – English, Math, History, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Business, Health, and Humanities – as well as other constituencies such as OER Librarians, Faculty Leads, Program Heads, Administrators, and Instructional Designers.

Workshop in the Disciplines: These sessions will bring faculty from similar disciplines together for a hands-on workshop.

OER Policies and Training: These sessions are aimed at helping OER faculty develop and share effective OER policies and procedures, and to adopt/adapt OER training materials and PDOs.

OER and Student Success: These sessions are aimed at helping OER faculty and others share what they have learned about OER and the quality of teaching, as well as efforts to measure the success of OER at their colleges.

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