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OER Commons Training Webinar

OER Commons: Where Do I Start?

Online Webinar
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 12:00pm Central (noon)
REGISTER

Are you a faculty member who wants to learn how to find and share OER content? Are you a librarian who wants to learn more about how to create tailored OER collections for your campus? Do you want to know how to help instructors showcase the open course materials they are creating? Are you just really exited about Open Education Week? Then this webinar is for you!

Join MOBIUS OER System Leaders, Grace Atkins and Christina Virden to learn more about how to get the most out of this new resource available to member institutions. We will cover how to create collections on the hub, use OER Commons authoring tools, and implement strategies for collecting OER already existing on your campus.

Registration URL: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6536469480293590027

Contact: Christina Virden, christina@mobiusconsortium.org

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OER.MISSOURI.EDU

Interested in finding or creating OER? Just curious to learn more about OER?

Check out oer.missouri.edu or email oer@missouri.edu

What is OER?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are FREE and OPENLY LICENSED educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.

Why does A&OER matter?

Adopting free or low-cost textbooks and digital course materials helps Mizzou control the cost of educational resources. Here are some facts about the textbook affordability in the nation and at Mizzou.

  • According to a report from American Enterprise Institute, from 1998 to 2016, college textbook prices have increased by 90% while recreational book prices have fallen by more than 35%.
  • Due to the high costs of course materials at Mizzou, 75% of students have delayed purchasing a required textbook.
  • 13% of students have considered leaving Mizzou because they couldn’t afford course materials.
home Resources and Services AOER Grant Proposals Due March 8, 2019

AOER Grant Proposals Due March 8, 2019

Reminder: Affordable and Open Educational Resources grant proposals are due on March 8.

Grant Application Schedule

  • Dates for Spring 2019 A&OER Grant Proposal
    • Call for Proposals – OPEN NOW
    • March 8: Proposals Due
    • March 11-15: Proposal Reviews
    • March 22: Faculty notified of grant decisions

Resources

  • Grant Proposals
    • Pre-Application Worksheet (PDF) (Word)
    • Explore, Collaborate and Innovate: Course Grant Funding (PPT) (Video)
    • Inclusive Teaching Incentive Guidelines (PDF)
    • Best Practices Webinar: Proposal accepted?…Now what should I do?

For more information, see the UM System’s Affordable & Open Educational Resources webpage: umsystem.edu/ums/aa/oer

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MU Open Education Week 2019 Activities and Events

Celebrate Open Education Week 2019 (March 4-8) by learning more about how you can support Open Education!

Open Education Week is an international celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.

Check out these Open Education Week activities and events at Mizzou!

Instructor OER Survey 2019

Online Survey – approximately 10 minutes
SURVEY

Open to MU faculty and graduate instructors. Please take this anonymous survey to help The UM System’s Affordable & Open Educational Resources (A&OER) learn more about instructor approaches and practices for the selection of teaching materials. The data received from this survey will be used to formulate new strategies for supporting teaching and learning at the University of Missouri. Survey is open until March 31, 2019.

Survey URL: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0lnuNvcUuysg6G1

Contact: oer@missouri.edu

OER Commons: Where Do I Start?

Online Webinar
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 12:00pm Central (noon)
REGISTER

Are you a faculty member who wants to learn how to find and share OER content? Are you a librarian who wants to learn more about how to create tailored OER collections for your campus? Do you want to know how to help instructors showcase the open course materials they are creating? Are you just really exited about Open Education Week? Then this webinar is for you!

Join MOBIUS OER System Leaders, Grace Atkins and Christina Virden to learn more about how to get the most out of this new resource available to member institutions. We will cover how to create collections on the hub, use OER Commons authoring tools, and implement strategies for collecting OER already existing on your campus.

Registration URL: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6536469480293590027

Contact: Christina Virden, christina@mobiusconsortium.org

Open Textbook Library Review Workshops for Faculty

In-Person Workshop
Ellis Library classroom 213
Two opportunities to attend!

  • Tuesday, March 5 at 4pm
  • Friday, March 8 at noon

REGISTER

Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending the Open Textbook Library Review Workshop — a one-hour session where you can discover open textbooks in your field. Attendees who go on to write a review for the Open Textbook Library qualify for a $250 stipend. Please only attend one workshop.

Registration URL: http://library.missouri.edu/news/ellis-library/open-textbook-library-review-workshop-for-faculty

Contact: Grace Atkins, atkinsge@missouri.edu

 

OER REMINDERS

AOER Grant Proposals Due March 8, 2019

AOER Grant Proposals Due March 8, 2019

Reminder: Affordable and Open Educational Resources grant proposals are due on March 8.

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oer.missouri.edu

Interested in finding or creating OER? Just curious to learn more about OER?

Check out oer.missouri.edu or email oer@missouri.edu

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Open Textbook Library Review Workshop for Faculty

Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students?

Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending the Open Textbook Library Review Workshop — a one-hour, in-person session where you can discover open textbooks in your field. After the workshop, you’ll be asked to write an optional short review of an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library. Qualified faculty instructors who go on to write a review are eligible for a $250.*

Dates: Tuesday, March 5 at 4pm & Friday, March 8 at noon
Location: Ellis Library classroom 213

REGISTRATION
There are 2 opportunities to attend. Please only attend one workshop:

More information:

  • For more information about OER on our campus, visit oer.missouri.edu
  • For more information about the UM System’s Affordable & Open Educational Resources faculty grant program, visit umsystem.edu/ums/aa/oer

*Not sure if you’re eligible for the $250 stipend? Please contact Grace Atkins, the Open Educational and Outreach Librarian at atkinsge@missouri.edu.

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Volunteers needed for Show Me Mizzou Day

The University Libraries are participating in the university-wide Show Me Mizzou Day.

Volunteers are needed. Please sign up using this qualtrics form: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9MOWoiMvLxCKBxz 

What: Your 21st Century Library (open house & interactive exhibits/activities)
When: Saturday, April 13 from 9am-1pm
Where: Ellis Library, main level

Event Description: Technology has changed the way we interact with ancient texts. Stop by Ellis Library to participate in interactive exhibits showcasing what a 21st century library has to offer. View rare books from the special collections vault and test out high-tech equipment from the digital media lab. Explore Ellis Library’s beautiful 100+ year old building. Enjoy refreshments and crafting tables for kids.

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Marketing Highlight: Word of Mouth

At Renewal of Teaching this month, Grace Atkins presented on Open Pedagogy with two other faculty members. Her co-panelist Dr. Steven Keller made a point of praising the Libraries’ reserves programs. Over the course of Fall 2018, his students checked out his personal copies of chemistry textbooks a total of 69 times. The third panelist Dr. Jenna Wintemberg from the School of Health Professions also discussed how she uses electronic reserves to keep her courses affordable for students. Over 50 instructors, as well as the director of the Teaching for Learning Center and the Provost were in attendance.

Thank you, Burt Fields, for quickly pulling course reserves stats when Dr. Keller requested them shortly before the panel!!

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Save the Date: April 13 Volunteers Needed for Show Me Mizzou Day

Volunteers are needed to help with a library open house taking place in Ellis Library on April 13 from 9am-1pm. The library’s open house will be called “Your 21st Century Library” and will feature interactive, kid-friendly exhibits from Special Collections and the Digital Media Commons. Volunteers are needed to help with the exhibits and greet attendees. Mark the date on your calendar and ask your supervisor for permission to participate.

This spring open house is part of a campus-wide open house called Show Me Mizzou Day, which is designed to engage Missouri citizens. Show Me Mizzou Day is still in the planning stages. The libraries’ Marketing Team will share more details at the libraries’ SAG meeting on February 5.

This information was sent out from Chancellor Cartwright to deans and department chairs:

We are so proud to be Missouri’s flagship university, and we want the citizens of our state to be just as proud of the work done here on campus every day. With that in mind, and as part of our ongoing commitment to educate and engage Missourians, we are hosting MU’s first Show Me Mizzou Day this spring.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, we will welcome thousands of Missouri citizens to campus for a day filled with fun and exciting activities, presentations, tours and demonstrations. In the afternoon, participants will have the chance to attend the Mizzou Football spring game and watch Mizzou Baseball host Louisiana State University. 

This all-campus open house is designed for people of all ages. Our institution has so much to be proud of — let’s take this opportunity to showcase our beloved campus to Missourians.

Thank you for all that you do for MU.

 

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THERAPY DOGS FOR FINALS

Yes, it’s that time of the semester again. You’re studying, you’re researching, you’re writing, you’re living on coffee and no sleep…but look, a fluffy puff of pure love and joy! These calm, cheerful, trained therapy dogs are here to give you a break and put a smile on your face 🙂

Come to Ellis Library on the 1st floor by the North Doors / checkout desk. There will be therapy dogs Dec. 9-12 during these hours:

  • Sunday 1-5pm
  • Monday 7-9pm
  • Tuesday 7-9pm
  • Wednesday 7-9pm

Check out the full list of stress relief activities happening at your libraries too!

Thanks to Ann Gafke’s Teacher’s Pet for coordinating all the dogs and owners who help us de-stress during finals!

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Finals Stress Relief At Your Libraries

Finals are a stressful time, and your libraries are here to help! We have our Ask a Librarian research support services and our study spaces are open 24/7 until Dec. 14! We also have stress relief activities at 4 different locations! Check it out:

Ellis Library

  • Therapy Dogs, Dec. 9-12 by the North Doors on floor 1
    • Sunday 1-5pm
    • Monday 7-9pm
    • Tuesday 7-9pm
    • Wednesday 7-9pm
  • Zen coloring pages station by the North Doors on floor 1

Engineering Library

  • Games and coloring pages

Health Sciences Library

  • Relaxation Station with aromatherapy and a chair massager
  • Coloring pages, puzzles, origami and DIY snowflakes
  • On Tuesday 12/11, we will be giving out Hot Chocolate from 4-6pm

Journalism Library

  • Winter Themed Coloring Pages and DIY snowflakes
  • Handing out treats that week