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Tuesday, October 18 • 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Authoring to Enabling Future Adopters: Supplemental Materials Aligned with OpenStax Astronomy

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Recently, a new collection of supplemental resources aligned with OpenStax Astronomy (including interactive lecture slides, class activities, and assignments) has been published on OER Commons. These resources were developed and tested in-house by astronomy instructors at Lane Community College.

Following the theme of "Open in Action: Working to Advance Open Education," we would like to offer commentary on our strategy and process for authoring these resources. We will describe 1) why we chose to develop supplemental resources; 2) how we were supported by training and funding from LCC's OER librarian; 3) how we developed and tested resources in our astronomy classes; and 4) the process we used to prepare materials for publication, considering factors such as format, copyright, authorship, project management, and accessibility.

We hope that offering supplemental materials to the astronomy education community will enable growth in OER adoption in astronomy, and that community college educators in any field can relate to and learn from our process.

By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Find supplemental / ancillary resources aligned with open textbooks
  • Enable future adopters by identifying resource gaps you are equipped to address (in our case, by transforming existing in-house resources)
  • Describe factors to consider before embarking on your authoring journey, including scoping your project and seeking support for your time and effort
  • Apply a basic process for authoring collaboratively, by considering the 5Rs and Universal Design principles

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Andrea Goering

Instructor of Physics and Astronomy, Lane Community College
Hi! I'm a physicist, currently teaching astronomy at Lane Community College using OpenStax Astronomy. I'll be publishing my course materials (lecture slides, activities, and project prompts) on OER Commons this year! Drop me a line if you'd like to be notified when I post them: goeringa@lanecc.eduCome... Read More →

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Tuesday October 18, 2022 4:00pm - 4:25pm EDT
Room D
  25min (pre-record), Presentation