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Thursday, April 8 • 8:30am - 9:15am
Lightning Talk Room 3: How to Make OER More Accessible, Engaging, and Culturally Responsive

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Just Google It: Automating Student Textbook Delivery
Erin Nunnally, Assistant Professor, Co-coordinator of INFO 100, Certified Google Instructor, English and World Languages, Howard Community College

This lightning talk will share a process of housing and delivering OER to students using tools in Google Suite, including Forms, Sheets, and Docs. This system allows students to claim a copy of their textbook by filling out a quick survey and allows faculty to gather information from students by creating custom survey questions to include. Once students have their copy of their text, they are able to use highlighting and annotating features to take notes and interact with their text. This system was created and piloted with the Information Literacy and College Success course at Howard Community College. Participants will receive links to a set of YouTube videos detailing the steps to create this system.

Creating Interactive OER
Zachary Townsend, Fitness and Wellness Coordinator School of Health Sciences, Salisbury University

OER provide educators with the opportunity to better engage students in the learning process. This lightning talk will provide a brief overview of different strategies that may be used to stimulate student interaction using OER. Strategies covered in this session will include H5P (a free tool that allows users to create rich interactive content), widgets, and embedded multimedia on the Rebus Press platform.

Acknowledging Educational Gaps while Addressing Diverse Cultural Experiences
Tracy Worley, Adjunct Instructor, Humanities, Coppin State University

This lightning talk will address how to integrate contemporary issues and events into the constructive analysis of rhetoric and discourse by discussing cultural relevance, competence, appropriateness, and sensitivity as strategies for advancing equity and inclusion at postsecondary institutions and statewide. The presenter will offer perspectives on how cultural beliefs influence behaviors and practices as well as on designing culturally competent materials tailored to meet diverse student needs.

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Tracy Worley

Adjunct, Humanities, Coppin State University

Zac Townsend

Instructor, Exercise Science, Salisbury University

Erin Nunnally

Assistant Professor, Co-coordinator of INFO 100, Certified Google Instructor English and World Languages, Howard Community College