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Faculty  and staff~ Don’t forget to complete the CTL Survey! Let us know what you would you like to learn about and how CTL can help you.  Interested in exploring social media in higher education, flipped classrooms or 3D? Wondering what OER and Open Textbooks are all about? Confused about creative commons, fair use, or licensing? Interested in learning more about how you can access Lynda.com, an entire library of professional training resources available 24/7?  CTL is gathering feedback which will be used to guide development of new training and programming. Even if you have not used our services or worked with us, we are still very interested in your feedback!

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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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Recently, the CTL Portal Manager, Dean of CTL,  and Dr. Randall Fameree  of the Anatomy and Physiology Department conducted a brief survey of his students to answer the following questions: How does the cost of the textbook for this class impact students? Do they make decisions about this class based upon the textbook? Would they choose an e-book, if it was a more affordable option? Do they buy the textbook and if so, from where? 35 students completed the survey (Download quantitative data here). Additional OER resources from us can be found here. General conclusions from the survey: Although expensive, the A&P students felt the book was worth the purchase and because it was used for 2 classes, it was deemed as less expensive overall. In general, the A&P students  would not choose an ebook over a print copy – ease of use seemed to be the biggest factor: the ability to highlight and take notes seemed to be the biggest factor, followed by portability  and access Of those who responded: 94% purchased the required textbook needed for the class. Of the 6% who did not purchase the book, 1 was given the book by a friend; 3 indicated that…

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What is Open? Open focuses on free, unrestricted online access to content created by users (faculty, students, trainers, teachers, researchers, scientists, everybody!)  Open is an entire movement which includes Opensource software, Open Data, Open Textbooks, Open Educational Resources, and much more. Open content can be reused, shared, and often, modified. Although Public Domain content which has no copyright is often included in Open resources, copyright content is also included if it is licensed for use, such as under a Creative Commons license, which makes it easy to determine usage and citation policy (attribution). Examples may be educational (Open Educational Resources aka OER, like lesson plans and course content in OER Commons), research oriented (e.g., journals in the DOJA), images such as those shared via social media and licensed for sharing and reuse, public domain content (like the Prelinger Archives in the Internet Archive), and much more. Community colleges are getting involved with Open Educational Resources through the OE Consortium – Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER), http://oerconsortium.org. Check out how Community Colleges are innovating with Open Education in this webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b8eDlmZeBg Athens Technical College is exploring open resources through building a repository of open content, participating in the…

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