Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
12:35 PM - 1:25 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Access & Responsible Use
Open Design & Learner Equity: Using Open Pedagogy to Drive Course Innovation
Learn how an Affordable Learning Initiative at a 4-year public unionized research institution successfully redesigned their course development model to promote the use of QM, open textbooks, and OER to drop course material costs down to zero.
Learning Objectives
Attendees will evaluate assignments that can be flipped to utilize open pedagogy principles
Attendees will identify individuals on their campus that can help them support an open initiative
Attendees will contribute ideas to a shared document on how best to move forward with OER adoption
Intended Participants: Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
People with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Steve Kaufman, Sr. Instructional Designer, The University of Akron
Steve is a Senior Instructional Designer and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator at the University of Akron. Currently, he serves as one of the Ohio Quality Matters Consortium’s State Leads and is proud to be one of Ohio’s Affordable Learning Ambassadors and trainer for the Open Textbook Network.

He specializes in working one-on-one with faculty members to help them create dynamic, well-designed, objective-focused courses.