Calling All Heroes: Adventures with Open Educational Resources
Date Friday, Nov 25 Time – Room Tiergarten I/II/III
This Learning Café will engage with participants in different OER-themed, collaborative games to provide an opportunity to relax, network, and focus on the benefits of OERs. Presenters will discuss participants’ experiences with OERs, and what successes and/or challenges they have seen using OERs. Attendees will work in small groups and led in gaming experiences that will include role-playing and mini escape room experiences. Presenters will provide enjoyment and networking opportunities as well as emphasise (through the game goals and strategies) the benefits of OER.
- Define and identify benefits of open educational resources.
- Find freely available instructional materials.
- Name the major resources to support creation and adoption of open educational resources.
- Analyse various available resources to determine quality and usefulness.
Associate Director, Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences Office of Digital Education, Kennesaw State University, United States of America
An online educator for 12+ years and Associate Director of the RCHSS Office of Digital Education at Kennesaw State University for 6+ years, Stephen Bartlett has been involved with the evolving world of e-learning for more than half his teaching career. In addition to the thousands of students who he has taught a variety of world history topics, he has also trained 500+ faculty in online pedagogy and presented at e-learning conferences in the United States and internationally.
Professor of English & Director of Composition, Kennesaw State University, United States of America
I am a Professor of English and the Director of Composition at Kennesaw State University in the Atlanta Metro in the U.S. I earned my Ph.D in rhetoric and composition from Georgia State University, specializing in post-process composition theory and digital rhetorics. My research finds further loci in diverse sub-fields of language study, including AI-informed digital literacies, human and civil rights rhetorics, historiography, socio-linguistics. I also conduct empirical research with undergraduate student-scholars, interrogating the intersections of theory and practice as they evidence themselves in open educational resources.
Student Assistant for Accessibility, Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences Office of Digital Educati, United States of America
Elly Sloman is a Student Assistant in Kennesaw State University's Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences' Office of Digital Education. They help faculty with ensuring that their courses meet federal requirements for accessibility, and have helped with making resources accessible. They are majoring in English Education with a minor in Korean language and culture. They are excitedly anticipating learning more about digital education in order to apply it to their studies and then their own classrooms in the future.
Lead Student Assistant, Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences Office of Digital Education, Kennesaw State University, United States of America
Kaylee Polk is an undergraduate student at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, US. As lead student assistant with Radow College's Office of Digital Education, she assists faculty members in ensuring that their online course materials all accessible to all students.
Student Assistant for Accessibility, Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences Office of Digital Education, Kennesaw State University, United States of America
Aiden Reichner is an undergraduate at Kennesaw State University studying Environmental Science. They are a student assistant for the Office of Digital Education in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. As a student assistant, it is their job to help faculty improve the accessibility of online courses for all students.
English Professor, Kennesaw State University, United States of America
Dr. Tamara Powell is a professor of English and Interim Internship Coordinator at Kennesaw State University (KSU) in the Atlanta metro area in Georgia in the US. Her research interests include African American literature and open educational resources. She co-authored Open Technical Communication (https://alg.manifoldapp.org/projects/open-technical-communication), and it won the 2022 OE Global Award for Excellence in the Open Reuse/Remix/Adaptation category (https://awards.oeglobal.org/awards/2022/open-reuse-remix-adaptation/ope…).
Tamara began teaching online in 2001 and has been hooked on this exciting and versatile medium ever since. Every semester, she tries new techniques to increase student engagement and successful completion of classes.
She has won several honors and awards, including Best Paper Award for “Student Success Innovations vs. Faculty Workload Concerns: How to Find a Balance for Success” at The Thirteenth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning eLmL 2021 in Nice, France.