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Beyond the Survey: a practical approach to interviews and focus groups   Presenters:  Stephanie Gerding and Brenda Hough Date:  Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Start Time:        12 Noon Pacific 1PM Mountain 2PM Central 3PM Eastern Do you want a more in-depth understanding of the true needs of your community? Are you interested in learning easy ways to get valuable input and advice from your staff or public by conducting focus groups and interviews? Would like to learn how to communicate the library story using meaningful examples to make your case and get results? During this one-hour webinar, you will learn the four steps involved in focus groups and interviews. You’ll discover how to clearly define the goal or purpose, how to select participants, and how to successfully conduct the focus group or interviews. We’ll also discuss how to analyze and synthesize the data to create valuable results that you can package and deliver in meaningful and useful ways. We will show you how to be successful whether conducting interviews and focus groups in-person or online. If you are planning training for your staff, working on a strategic plan, gathering expert knowledge to solve a problem, or gathering stories to influence politicians and decision-makers, this is the webinar for you! At the end of this…

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Jump-Starting Success with Open Educational Resources: The Lumen Model for OER-based Courses and Support Through years of collaboration with faculty and institutions, Lumen Learning has developed not only a growing catalog of road-tested courses designed using open educational resources, but also an engagement approach that helps institutions make a sustained impact with OER. This webinar shares how we develop OER courses and support institutions and faculty through the processes of course adoption, customization and continuous improvement. Gain insight into Lumen’s support model, pricing, and strategies we recommend to help students, faculty and institutions realize the full benefits of OER. When: Tuesday 10/27/2015, 11-12 ET/8-9 PT Presenter: Julie Curtis, VP Strategy & Communications, Lumen Learning Register: Jump-Starting Success with Open Educational Resources: The Lumen Model for OER-based Courses and Support   High Impact OER Courses: Accounting Due to the double-whammy of high commercial textbook costs and historically low passing rates, Accounting has been high on the OER wish-list for many institutions and faculty members. This webinar showcases Lumen’s new Financial Accounting and previews Managerial Accounting, the products of extensive collaboration and effort to improve the learning experience and student success in this foundational course sequence. Bring your questions about customizable OER course…

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Free OER webinar: —————————————— Curious about how OER initiatives through the repository can save students money? Please join us for a free webinar exploring how open access textbooks in Portland State’s PDXScholar saved thousands of dollars for students! Register below: Webinar: Inside an Open Educational Resource Initiative: PDX Open at Portland State University Date/time: Thursday, 11/5 at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9085201177789281026   As the rising cost of textbooks continues to burden students, some libraries have begun to facilitate the creation and sharing of Open Educational Resources. At Portland State University, Digital Initiatives Coordinator Karen Bjork has worked with faculty on campus to publish five new open textbooks in their repository, PDXScholar, all as part of a Provost-backed initiative. The initiative aligns with their institutional mission of better serving the student body: in their first term of use, the open textbooks saved students nearly $24,000!   Over the course of the presentation, Karen will discuss the Provost’s initiative and how the library continues to work with faculty to create open resources. She’ll also go over some of the specific workflows they’ve used and provide best practices for those interested in working with their own faculty on OER.

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Webinar: Inside an Open Educational Resource Initiative: PDX Open at Portland State University Date/time: 11/5/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9085201177789281026   Webinar: Closing the Gaps in Faculty Services: Repository Innovations at EIU Date/time: 12/3/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6594120146109300482   Webinar: Demystifying Data:  Five Easy Steps to Get Your Data Program Started Now Date/time: 12/10/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8503986137207388162 If  you are unable to attend any of these, please contact outreach@bepress.com and we’d be happy to follow up with a recording.  We hope you can join us!

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Webinar: The Modern Repository: Aligning the Library with the University Mission Date/time: 10/20/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/518556441088694786 Library deans and directors continue to search for ways to align with the university’s strategic initiatives. For many, integrating with larger campus priorities is a necessary step to keep the library from falling into obsolescence. They’re wondering: – How can I prevent the library from being left out of important campus research and teaching initiatives? – How can we use scarce resources to serve so many different constituents with such different needs? – How do we make the transition from content gatekeepers to coaches and consultants? Successful libraries are already demonstrating how the IR is an essential part of campus infrastructure and an indispensable library service that affects institutional funding and visibility, research, and student learning and recruitment. Drawing from the Digital Commons community of over 400 institutions, the webinar shares data and examples of crucial IR services and their impact on all corners of campus: faculty, students, centers and departments, and the institution as a whole.

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Are you ready to revise and remix, but uncertain about tools and techniques? Then this is the webinar for you. http://openoregon.org/events/event/adapting-and-authoring-oer-lessons-learned/ Central Oregon Community College librarian Michele DeSilva is a member of the 2015 Open Oregon special projects grant cohort. She is working with two writing faculty on developing an OER textbook for a technical writing course. The team worked through issues likely to arise for any OER adopters/adapters, including questions about platforms, accessibility, and attribution. In this webinar, Michele will discuss answers to these questions and other practical lessons learned while supporting faculty in their OER work. Join the session: Oct. 16, 2015 https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008418&password=M.00FA0F3D48C58152D470CA7471E2EE Call-in number: 571-392-7703 Participant PIN: 924 186 726 350 NOTE: We’re starting at 10am Pacific time! (Pacific time! 1 PM EST)

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    Please join Affordable Learning Georgia this Wednesday for the noon webinar – “Open” Your Campus: Advocacy and Campus Planning for Affordable Learning. Many of you are already teaching with affordable resources, but getting your institution or department on-board is a different kind of process involving multiple stakeholders. This event, featuring successful advocacy experiences from two of our Featured Advocates, Mary Jo Fayoyin (Savannah State University) and German Vargas (College of Coastal Georgia), will explore a Campus Action Plan template created by SPARC to make the best connections and gain awareness and interest in affordable resources. Date and Time: October 14, 2015, 12:00pm-1:00pm, EDT Location: Online, Blackboard Collaborate Price: Free Register Now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LPVPPL7 Thank you, Jeff Jeff Gallant ALG Visiting Program Officer for Open Educational Resources University System of Georgia Library Services jeff.gallant@usg.edu  

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Blackboard Learn migration Update – October 9, 2015 1.       Checklist  Logged in to Blackboard Completed BB Learn training Reviewed the “BB Learn Basics” course under your course listing Submitted ANGEL Master course export requests to the CTL Help Desk* Submitted a ticket to the CTL Help Desk if you need an empty course master shell* * This is optional, and only applies if you choose to have master course content imported to Blackboard. Follow the attached instructions for how to prepare your master courses for export/import 2.       BB Learn Important Dates October 13:  BB Learn Student E-learning Orientation deployed October 15: Spring semester BB Learn master courses are built and ready to copy into spring course shells October 22: Master course export deadline October 30: Spring BB Learn course shells will be accessible to instructors November 12: Master course export deadline December 3: Master course export deadline FINAL deadline for exporting courses to BB Learn for Spring semester. You will be able to continue to export master courses after this date, however, these will not get processed until after the start of Spring 2016 3.       Upcoming Trainings – sign up on the Intranet! October 13: BB Webinar – Adding Content October…

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