Next Week: Open Access Week sessions on Open Educational Resources, Altmetrics, Data Management, Digital Commons @ IC & Kaltura

The TELE Collaborative (Center for Faculty Excellence, IC Library, Teaching & Learning with Technology/DIIS) is hosting a series of events during Open Access Week:

Open Educational Resources Roundtable – Tuesday, October 25, 10-10:50 am – Clark Lounge
There is growing interest in addressing access, affordability, and student success through the use of open educational resources (OER). OERs include high-quality teaching and learning materials that have been licensed to be reused and remixed freely. OER can include textbooks, games, simulations, quizzes, video, images, and full courses. OERs can be cost-effective, flexible alternatives to traditional course materials.

Lis Chabot, College Librarian, will provide a brief overview of Open Access and Open Educational Resources. A panel will provide a range of perspectives on and opportunities for OERs, followed by time for Q&A with attendees.

• Jennifer Germann, Associate Professor, Art History, will share her experience in developing a course that uses open educational content in lieu of materials that must be purchased by students
• Mark Fink, Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology, DIIS, will discuss his experience with supporting the development of courses that incorporate OERs
• Abby Juda, Science Librarian, will share information about her collaboration with IC faculty members to identify OER materials in support of a course’s learning outcomes

Wednesday, October 26, 11-11:50 am – Gannett 319 – Evolving Scholarship in a Digital Age: Metrics and Management
Calida Barboza, Electronic Resources Librarian, will share types and open sources of altmetrics — non-traditional, Social Web-based measures of the impact of scholarly output. The use of altmetrics in tenure and promotion dossiers at other institutions will be explored.

Abby Juda, Natural Sciences Librarian, will discuss data management practices and tools, particularly in light of federal mandates for providing public access to data associated with federally funded research. Abby will also talk about locating open data sets and resources for use in teaching, as well as how the library can assist you with your data.

Thursday, October 27, 12-12:50 pm – Gannett 319 – The Digital Commons: Supporting Open Access at Ithaca College
Bridget Bower, College Archivist, will introduce the Digital Commons@IC, our online repository for hosting and showcasing the scholarship of Ithaca College students, faculty, and staff. In 2015, Ithaca College joined the Digital Commons Network.

The Network provides access to full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. It also includes a growing collection of book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.  Bridget will discuss the policies and procedures for members of the IC community interested in adding content to the Commons@IC.

Matt Gorney, Digital Media Coordinator, DIIS, will discuss Kaltura, our video platform for online video management, creation, and collaboration. Kaltura-created media can be linked in the Commons.

Friday, October 28, 8:30-9:30 am, Center for Faculty Excellence, Gannett 316 – Continuing the Conversation: Open Educational Resources
The Center for Faculty Excellence will host a breakfast for faculty to discuss experiences and considerations in utilizing open educational resources (OER). The TELE Collaborative would like to hear from faculty as it develops ongoing resources and services that focus on OER, Open Access, and Digital Scholarship.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Lis Chabot at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.