Resource: Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) – 2018 Key Issues in Teaching & Learning Report

Each year, ELI surveys the higher education community to determine key issues and opportunities in post-secondary teaching and learning. These key issues serve as the framework, or focal points, for our discussions and programming throughout the coming year. More than 900 community members voted on the following key issues for 2018.

Download the infographic below and share with colleagues, or explore each of the issues more deeply with the resources below the infographic.

Many of PALNI’s Instructional Technology Advisory Group strategic plan action items fall into the categories within this report. For more information, visit the following link: https://www.educause.edu/eli/initiatives/key-issues-in-teaching-and-learning 

Upcoming Affordable Education Initiatives Webinars

Interested in exploring Open Educational Resources at a PALNI-supported campus?  Attend an upcoming webinar to learn more about statewide efforts and effective strategies from experts in this field, presented by the PALNI Affordable Education Initiatives Task Force.

Open to everyone at PALNI-supported institutions.

Tuesday, 2/27, 11am
Scaling Up OERs in Louisiana: A Statewide Plan for Building a Sustainable Library Effort
Teri Oaks Gallaway, Emily Frank

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In Louisiana, OERs have recently become a strategy used by the state legislature to address the rising cost of higher education. This process began with advocacy work led by LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network, the statewide consortium, and directed at the Board of Regents, the governmental body charged with planning, coordinating, and budgeting public higher education in the state. The Regents provided funds to LOUIS that have allowed the consortium to build capacity and infrastructure needed to support the development of OERs in the state. LOUIS used funds to launch scalable programs and easily adaptable solutions. Using a train-the-trainer model, they quickly built capacity at universities and colleges in the state. Then, they created a structure to provide funds and support for individual academic libraries to begin developing the OER culture locally. Local institutions were able to apply this model to the degree to which they had the capacity and interest to support it. We will review this approach and discuss how this model has allowed multiple stakeholders take ownership of an element of the project and apply leadership at their level while working towards a shared success in the state.

Teri Oaks Gallaway, Associate Commissioner of LOUIS, serves in the capacity of Executive Director for the statewide consortium as well as the project lead for the Affordable Learning LOUISiana initiative. Emily Frank is the Coordinator of Scholarship and Open Access for Louisiana State University Libraries. She leads the library’s affordable course materials projects, including coordinating local projects under the Affordable Learning LOUISiana initiative spearheaded by LOUIS.

Tuesday, 3/27, 11am
Effectively Encouraging the Use of OER on Your Campus
Nicole Finkbeiner, OpenStax

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Nicole Finkbeiner of Rice University’s OpenStax draws on her experiences working with faculty and schools across the U.S. to highlight the most effective strategies that encourage faculty to adopt, adapt, and create OER while protecting academic freedom. She also walks through a strategic planning model to plan, track, and produce effective and measurable results for our OER initiatives.

Nicole is the Associate Director of Institutional Relations for Rice University’s free textbook initiative, OpenStax, where she focuses on coaching colleges and universities through the process of developing an OER initiative. She is also the founder of the national Institutional Partner Program, a network of institutions who work together to increase OER use on their campuses while protecting academic freedom. A graduate of Kellogg Community College, Western Michigan University, and Michigan State University, she worked in college relations for community colleges prior to joining OpenStax. When not promoting Open Educational Resources, Nicole fills her time reading, working out, and attending cultural events.

***cross-posted from the Schol Comm @ Scale blog***

Register: Instructional Tech Advisory Group In-Person Meeting Day

 

The Instructional Tech Steering Committee is sponsoring the next Instructional Tech Advisory Group meeting on Friday, March 9th. The location and tentative schedule is below. We hope many of you will be able to attend in person!

REGISTER HERE: Instructional Tech Advisory In-Person Meeting (virtual option available)
LOCATION: Indiana Wesleyan University North Indianapolis Campus | 3777 Priority Way South Dr. Indianapolis, IN  46240

TENTATIVE MEETING SCHEDULE:

Time Topic
9:00 – 9:30 Arrival & Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome From the Instructional Tech Steering Committee
9:45 – 10:45 Action Items Progress To-Date

  • Advisory Group-specific Action Items
  • Steering Group Progress
10:45 – 11:00 Break & Tech Tool Setup
11:00 – 12:00 Lightning Round Tech Tool Presentations
Sign up to present your tool on the registration form
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch w/ Q&A for Tech Tool Presenters
1:30 – 2:00 Task Force Updates

  • Amanda Hurford: Affordable Education Initiatives
  • Carla Harper: LMS Evaluation
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:15 New Task Force Opportunities
3:15 – 3:30 Adjourn & Goodbyes

For questions regarding this event, contact Rebecca Johnson.