Session 04C | One Engineering Professor's Evolution into an OER Advocate

Boardman, Bonnie
Ivie , DeeAnn
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This presentation will provide the audience with one engineering professor's reflection of her path from being introduced to the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER), to publishing an OER on Pressbooks and including H5P content, to having her student use Hypothesis embedded in the Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas to discuss the resource, to proposing a Z-Degree to her department and getting the go ahead to start that process. A description and timeline of catalyst events, the process of learning to remix in Pressbooks, the pilot process in an introductory industrial engineering course, and the impetus to expand the department's use of OER will be included in the presentation.

Speaker(s): Bonnie Boardman Assistant Professor of Instruction and Undergraduate Program Director, University of Texas at Arlington Bonnie Boardman is an Assistant Professor of Instruction and Undergraduate Program Director in the Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington. Her primary research interest is in engineering education. She holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from The University of Arkansas and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University. Dr. Boardman worked for the Logistics Support Agency, an agency of the Department of the Army, as a Senior Engineer. Research interest areas include the development of scheduling algorithms and decision support systems and adapting and applying industrial engineering methodologies and techniques to the service industry. Dr. Boardman is active in numerous technical and professional organizations. Deeann Ivie Open Education Coordinator, University of Texas at San Antonio DeeAnn Ivie coordinates the Adopt-a-Free-Textbook grant program and facilitates outreach to campus partners in support of the initiative. DeeAnn also provides research and teaching support for social sciences faculty and tailors library sessions and tutorials for classes, integrating active learning, group work, and flipped instruction. DeeAnn earned her Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas. Her ORCID ID is 0000-0002-9918-9530. Moderated by: Sam Weehunt, Reference Librarian, University of Houston Downtown View recording