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Answers to OER Questions: Open Office Hour with Gerry Hanley

  • 02 Feb 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Online meeting info in Registration Confirmation Email [also check your Junk folder] and via email 24 hours prior to event start


  • If you're new to TLT Group online events, please register for free to participate (and consider becoming an individual member!)

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Answers to OER Questions: Open Office Hour with Gerry Hanley

Can you stump our guest expert?* Join us live, online, and ask your questions!

Please suggest a question in advance for Gerry Hanley, whether you can join us live or not! As usual, TLT Group members can view/hear the answers in a full archive/recording a few days after the session.

Please click here to ask your own question in advance or help prioritize our sample questions.   (Sample questions listed below for reference.)

(OER = Open Educational Resources)  WEBSITE FOR 20180202 SESSION

Guest: Gerry Hanley, Exec. Director, MERLOT/ Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Technology Services MERLOT/ California State University, Office of the Chancellor

Moderators:  Steve Gilbert, Sally Gilbert, Beth Dailey, TLT Group


This session is the TLT Group’s first experiment with online office hours. We’re grateful that Gerry Hanley has bravely agreed to answer your questions in this format. We don’t expect a prepared presentation, but we’ll provide a few sample questions in advance that focus on the challenges and opportunities for improving learning and teaching with Open Educational Resources. He’ll do his best to answer your questions, recommend specific resources, and help solve problems facing you and your colleagues.

Hanley has been a leader in MERLOT and directly involved in several other valuable projects in this area. He is aware of recent pressures and trends in reducing the costs to students of textbooks and other instructional resources.

We hope this session will demonstrate how online open office hours can provide personalized help for faculty and academic support professionals.

*Almost like "Stump the Chump" from Car Talk

Sample Questions for Guest Expert:

1. ONLINE ASSESSMENT: How can I find open education resources (assessments, tests, proctored situations,...) that I can use with (require) my students to determine their grades in my own course ?

2. DIGITAL STORYTELLING: What Open Ed. Resources for digital storytelling will help my undergrad students improve their research papers in my department's lower level sociology courses?

3. CREDITS, CERTIFICATION: How can i find "open" course resources in that I can assign to MY STUDENTS as part of MY COURSE in which those students will receive grades and credits from MY INSTITUTION?

4. CHILDREN & VIOLENCE: What Open Ed. Resources might enhance my undergrad lower level developmental psychology course on the topic of Children & Violence?

5. EQUAL ACCESS: How can i limit my OER searches only to find course-related resources for which none of my students will feel “disenfranchised” because they have inferior access to teacher, books, etc. due to location, schedule, disabilities,internet access...)?

6. STATISTICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE MAJORS: What Open Ed. Resources are available to help me develop a new online asynch course to enable undergrad health science majors to fulfill their statistics requirement?

7. LMS OPTIONS: How can I find OER that will be fully compatible with my institution’s Learning Management System (LMS) for online courses? Esp. modes of asynchronous discussion (online discussion boards, etc); Course resources available via: text, voice, video?

NOTE:  Login instructions for the session will be sent in the Registration Confirmation Email. Please check your Junk folder as sometimes these emails get trapped there. We will also send an additional login reminder 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

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