Ohio Affordable Learning Summit 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

The second Ohio Affordable Learning Summit will be held August 1-2, 2019 at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus. We’ll touch on many aspects of textbook affordability: OER programs, integrating library materials and workflows into textbook initiatives, and the inclusive access textbook pilots and implementations across the state.


August 1

The first day will focus on OER adoption and library resources and special guest speaker Nicole Finkbeiner from OpenStax at Rice University will speak on proven strategies for driving OER adoption on campuses.

9:00 am     Registration

9:30 am     Welcome and Introductions

9:45 am     Keynote - Nicole Finkbeiner, Rice University, OpenStax

10:50 am   Institutional Commitment To Affordable Learning (Panel, Ohio Dominican University)

11:50 am   Student Stories - Cleveland State University   

12:00pm    Lunch & Networking

1:00 pm     Session 1 Breakouts

  1. No OER? No problem! 
  2. Sustaining Your Affordable Learning Ecosystem
  3. Ohio Open Ed Collaborative: Working at a Statewide Level to Make Course Materials More Affordable
  4. Incentive and Support Models to Encourage OER Adoption


2:00pm       Session 2 Breakouts

  1. What do OER Librarians Need to Know? Lessons Learned from the Certificate in OER Librarianship
  2. OpenStax Institutional Partner Program
  3. Tracking: Is anyone doing this well?
  4. Open and Closed: Combining Open and Proprietary Class Materials

3 -3:30 pm  Round Tables: PublishingGrant programsCopyright and LicensingCourse redesign.


August 2

The second day will focus on inclusive access and comprehensive textbook affordability strategies on campus.


9:00am - 9:30am         Registration


9:30am - 9:45am         Welcome and Introductions


9:45am – 11am           A Journey Through Inclusive Access with Wright State University


11am – 12:15pm         It Takes a Village:  Making Course Materials Affordable at Ohio University


12:15pm - 1:15pm      Lunch & Networking 


1:30 –2 :30pm:           Panel with the Publishers: Effectively Implementing IA with Your Local Bookstore


2:30 –3:30 pm           How It All Fits Together: An Inclusive Approach to Affordable Learning


There is no cost for this event. Coffee, lunch and a light snack will be provided each day.

Please contact Anna Bendo (abendo@ohiolink.edu) with questions regarding the Ohio Affordable Learning Summit.

Event Location:

Ohio Dominican University
Erskine Hall & James A. Griffin Student Center
1216 Sunbury Rd
Columbus, OH 43219

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