Monday, October 28th, 2019
4:15 PM - 5:05 PM: Concurrent Sessions
San Antonio 5-6
Engagement Strategies for Learners
Session Title
Best Practices Using OER for the Seasoned Instructor
More instructors than ever are using OER but may not always use them effectively. Our session provides an overview of best practices for use based on research and experience and includes tips, tricks and tools. No apps need to be downloaded beforehand.
Learning Objectives
Identify potential challenges when integrating OER into courses.
Recognize best practices of implementation and integration of OER.
Apply technological tips, tricks, and tools for helping students interact with OER.
Intended Participants - Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
Participants with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Roxanne L. Heimann, Instructor, Hawkeye Community College
Roxanne attended the University of Northern Iowa, obtaining both her bachelor's and master's degrees in Communication Studies. Upon completion, she continued on at UNI as a full time instructor in the Comm. Department for 12 years. In 2017, Roxanne accepted a position teaching full time at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, IA where she is currently an Assistant Professor. There she teaches a variety of communication classes, and in the Fall of 2018 was awarded a Faculty Fellow position focusing on assessment. Roxanne now primarily keeps busy both with her own classes and training adjunct instructors on Hawkeye's new assessment process, as well as serving on various campus committees. In the future, she hopes to create an adjunct mentoring program at Hawkeye to create stronger connections between full time and part time instructors. Saving students money via OER use is a personal passion for Roxanne.

Anna Laneville, Instructor, Hawkeye Community College
Anna is currently an Assistant Professor in the English and Communication Department at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, IA. She earned her Master of Arts in English in 2010 from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, where her research focused specifically on best practices for engaging the community college writing student. Anna has served at community colleges in Minnesota and Iowa since 2009 as a tutor, academic advisor, and as a faculty member. Her interests include promoting use of OER and helping students persist to achieve their goals. She chairs Hawkeye’s campus-wide Retention Committee.

Joshua Mitchell Sr., Instructional Designer, Hawkeye Community College
Joshua has been the Instructional Technology Specialist at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, IA for 5 years. He attended the University of Northern Iowa where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Electronic Media Communication in 2004. He decided to go back to school and earned his Master’s degree from UNI in Instructional Technology to better understand how technology is used in support of digital learning. Joshua Mitchell earned his Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from the University of Northern Iowa in 2012. He also owns and manages a production company called Jolemi Productions as well as serves an adjunct instructor.