Creation of accessible materials is essential to compliance with UVA's standards and guidelines; moreover, it is critical to creating an inclusive and engaged learning environment for all students. Join us for this workshop, led by UVA Library's Accessibility Designer, Jack Kelly. He'll discuss guidelines and best practices for multimedia accessibility that will guide your OER project development. This session is recommended for those embarking on the creation of open instructional resources.
H5P is a digital toolset for authoring content online. Content creators can design interactive videos, presentations, quizzes, and much more. H5P is used for interactive content creation in OER, and this workshop will introduce instructors to H5P and provide examples of how it is being used to engage students. This session serves as an excellent starting point for those new to the technology and those who need a refresher on some of the key functionalities.
Pressbooks offers an easy-to-use publishing interface that allows for flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and is a popular choice for Open Educational Resource (OER) creation. In this session, learn more about what Pressbooks offers, how to leverage it for your own work, and how to access this self-publishing platform.
Creating a roadmap for your OER project work is a foundational step towards a well-structured project. In this session, we will discuss best practices for planning your OER project, how to set realistic and achievable goals, and ways to manage your workflow and communicate with collaborators in a streamlined and effective manner. This session is recommended for all those embarking on the creation of OER materials.
Libra is UVA's institutional repository for scholarship. Depositing your work in Libra makes it available to the world while providing safe and secure storage. In this session, Winston Barham, Open Access Librarian, will provide the foundations for getting started in Libra with an eye towards OER deposits of text and media. In addition, he will introduce you to ORCID, a unique researcher identifier that you may use to connect your scholarship throughout your professional life. You will leave the session with concrete knowledge of how both Libra and ORCID can impact the sharing of your OER scholarship.
Video integration is an effective way to take OER creation to the next level. Creating videos in a manner that allows for reuse and remixing requires a mindful approach to planning, recording, and distribution. In this session, Learning Design & Technology’s Jessica Weaver-Kenney will discuss actionable steps to create reusable and adaptable video. This session is recommended for individuals interested in creating open video content.