Session 10B Lightning Talks | Beyond OER: Exploring Other Opportunities to Reduce Student Costs

McKee, Robert
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In this presentation, Dr. Rob Austin McKee will discuss some options for course materials that do not meet the definition of Open Educational Resources (OER), but that may still help us reduce costs for our students. He will also demonstrate some of the legal ramifications (e.g., fair use guidelines for educators) associated with using materials that do not meet the definition of OER.

Speaker(s): Dr. Rob Austin McKee Assistant Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, University of Houston-Downtown Rob Austin McKee is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the University of Houston‚ Downtown. He earned his Ph.D. and MBA from the University of Houston. His research interests include decision-making, leadership, personality, and visceral states. His work has appeared in journals like Journal of Management, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Strategic Organization, and The Leadership Quarterly. Rob works with organizations like the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, Empowered Women of Purpose, BakerRipley, and Ion Houston to help startups and entrepreneurs craft more effective pitches. He is a former nuclear reactor operator for the United States Navy and an avid rock climber. Moderated by: Ursula Pike, Associate Director, Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas; Ariana Santiago, Open Educational Resources Coordinator, University of Houston View recording