You’ve done so much already in such a short time! If you have a call for reviewers to share, Pam, you’re welcome to post in our Contributor Marketplace with the tag #cfp, and we’ll spread the word in our channels.
Hello, Cindy here from University of West Florida where I am an Asst. Librarian/Coordinator of Scholarly Communication.
I have been using OER resources for about 5 years and am currently completing the adaption of a textbook. I am please to be a reviewer on this project.
Hello, all! I’m Bryan McGeary, and I’m the Learning Design and Open Education Engagement Librarian at Penn State University. This is the third Rebus project that I’ve had some involvement with. I was an author for a chapter in Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations, and I’m part of the team that is currently working on The Holocaust: Remembrance, Respect, And Resilience, which will hopefully be completed sometime this year. And I’m excited to be joining you all to help out with this project!
My name is Christine Jones and I am the new OER Coordinator for Glendale Community College in AZ. I am relatively new to OER but I am excited to explore and share suggestions.
Hello! I’m Elaine Thornton. I am the Open Education & Distance Learning Librarian at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. I lead OER initiatives at the university and manage the University Libraries’ OER publishing program.
Just wanted to say hello. I’m a grad from the MSVU M.Ed program (omigosh, 12 years ago?!) and rave about it to everyone I know. Nice to “meet” you.
Wendy Ward (Niagara College - Welland, ON)
Hello all! I’m Sarah Fancher, library director at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, Missouri. I’ve been working on OER initiatives since I arrived here in 2016, and I’m pleased to say that we plan to launch our first Z-degree in Fall 2022! I’m excited to participate as a reviewer on this much-needed project, and I am looking forward to working with you all.
Continuing the discussion from Introduce Yourselves: Discussion Board for Peer Reviewers:
My name is Jennifer Miller and I’m an independent scholar focused on advancing open knowledge through various projects in open data, open education, and open science. In the past, I adopted open educational resources for courses in economics and policy analysis. I’ve also done some teaching in program evaluation. Looking forward to contributing to this project as a peer reviewer!
Hello from sunny Houston (Texas)! My name is Jim Ross-Nazzal and I am an author of an OER US history textbook, and editor of an open-access women’s studies journal, and an all-around OER cheerleader. I teach history at Houston Community College, where I’ve been since 2006.
I am Deidre Tyler, PhD. I am a Sociologist and Instructional Technologist. I have been working with OER since 2015. I am a Professor of Sociology at Salt Lake Community College.
It’s great to have you looking over our work, Elaine!
Hi all! I’m an Instruction & Liaison Librarian at University of Northern Iowa. My liaison areas are in the sciences and social work. I am also UNI’s new OER librarian so I have been learning a lot since January! Looking forward to diving into my assigned section & connecting with you all!
@Sarah which program is going Z-degree at your institution?
It will be a General Education (A.A.) degree. It’s a bit of a pilot in that it will be structured as an entirely online, 8-week course format, cohort program. In other words, it will be just one of several pathways to get a gen ed A.A., but I’m excited about the zero-textbook cost component!
Hi all! My name is Kristen Totleben. I’m a Humanities Librarian at the University of Rochester, liaison to the Modern Languages and Cultures Department. Looking forward to connecting with you all and reviewing my assigned section! Glad and excited to participate in this project.
Hello, everyone, my name is Sarah Paige and I am the eResources / Online Learning Librarian at Eastern Florida State College in Brevard County, FL. I work with both our eResources and their whole lifecycle, as well as working with online faculty and students to make sure they get what they need from the library. This is my second Rebus OER eBook; I copy-edited a chapter of the “Open Pedagogy Approaches” eBook last year. I’m looking forward to this peer-review work; it’s my first time doing that. Good to meet you all!
Sarah Paige again … I forgot to mention that I work with OER here at EFSC by participating in the Online Learning Steering Committee (OLSC) and by co-chairing the OLSC’s OER Workgroup. The OER WG’s two main goals right now are to inform faculty awareness about OER and to create an OER Checklist for faculty to use when evaluating an OER for use in their class. Our future goals include working on bringing Z-degree classes to EFSC (using OER to do so) and to learn more about OER virtual labs and how to bring those to EFSC faculty and students. ~SMP
Thank you, Sarah! It’s great to hear more about your work! We’ve got a great set of reviewers lined up here
That sounds like an ideal program to pilot ZTC! Hope it goes well.
HI, I’m Joy Hansen, Instructional Design Librarian and OER Library Team member at Central Connecticut State University. I have been working to support faculty’s OER efforts for a number of years now and I’m excited to be reviewing this important publication. I hope one day soon to create my own OER so the review process itself is of great interest to me as well. Joy