Office Hours: Storytelling with Anecdotal Evidence and Data

Topic: Storytelling with Anecdotal Evidence and Data
When: 2021-04-22T18:00:00Z2021-04-22T19:00:00Z
Guests: Urooj Nizami (Open Education Strategist, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Erin Milanese (Affordable Learning Project Coordinator, Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI)), Jeff Gallant (Program Director, Affordable Learning Georgia), and Genya O’Gara (Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) Deputy Director)

Implementing open educational resources (OER) and related practices can mean student savings, pedagogical innovations, collaborative learning, and more. Many of us working with OER hear stories from faculty and students about the difference these resources and related practices make in creating a more equitable and inclusive learning environment. Yet it can be difficult to effectively tell these stories to key stakeholders, since higher education administrators, state legislators, faculty adopters and potential donors may respond to different evidence. In this session, we’ll explore how to tell stories about open education’s impact through anecdotal evidence and data, including opportunities to amplify the voices of those who are often marginalized in our educational system. As part of the discussion, we’ll also talk about tools and strategies for tracking local OER impact.

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