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OLA 2013

Affordable Learning Solutions for Oklahoma Students and the Leading Role for Libraries

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sponsor: University and College Division

Dr. Phil Moss, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and Dr. Gerard Hanley, Cal State, will walk us through the work done at California State University to set up the MERLOT program that directly involves faculty and provides good affordable instructional materials to students. They will also explore ways for Oklahoma librarians to set up such a program on our campuses with faculty and administrator buy-in.

Photo courtesy of Gerald L. HanleyGerard L. Hanley, Ph.D. is the Senior Director for Academic Technology Services for the California State University (CSU), Office of the Chancellor and the Executive Director of the CSU’s MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching). At the CSU, Gerry oversees the development and implementation of system wide academic technologies, digital library systems and resources, and accessible technology initiatives supporting CSU’s 23 campuses serving over 430,000 students. At MERLOT, he directs the development and sustainability of MERLOT’s innovative open education resources, services and consortium of higher education institutions, professional societies, corporations, and other digital libraries. He is also the Director of the Center for Usability in Design and Accessibility (CUDA) at CSU, Long Beach. Previously held positions in the CSU include Professor of Psychology, Director of Faculty Development and Director of Strategic Planning.

Photo courtesy of Phil MossDr. Moss holds a doctorate in adult and higher education and a master’s in educational technology, both from the University of Oklahoma, and a bachelor’s in language arts from Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma). Dr. Moss has been called the "Father of OneNet." He began his tenure with the State Regents in 1996, serving as director of instructional technology, assistant vice chancellor for instructional technology, associate vice chancellor for technology, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and executive director for OneNet applications, and interim vice chancellor for academic affairs. Prior to coming to the State Regents, Dr. Moss served Western Oklahoma State College from 1977 to 1996 in a variety of roles, including dean of information services and distance education, director of learning resources and outreach, director of learning resources and director of instructional media.


9:00-9:30 – Registration & Coffee
9:30-9:45 – Welcome & Housekeeping – Michele Seikel, UCD Chair
9:45-10:45 – Overview of curriculum materials sites: their structure and functions
10:45-11:00 – Break
11:00-12:00 – MERLOT: how it came to be and how it is being used now
12:00-1:30 – Lunch
1:30-3:00 – How Oklahoma librarians can create, populate, and publicize an online access teaching materials site for our students

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