Chemeketa Library and Learning Cloud

The Chemeketa Library and the Learning Cloud are happy to announce new video titles added to our streaming media and DVD collections. These titles are available via the Chemeketa Learning Cloud and have been licensed in perpetuity (aka forever/life of the digital file): Red Moon: Menstruation, Culture, and the Politics of Gender (Click on the “attachments” button to see a discussion guide and transcript that the vendor has provided. The captions have been uploaded as well.) https://video.chemeketa.edu/media/Red+MoonA+menstruation%2C+culture%2C+and+the+politics+of+gender/0_hybnft4w/18425422 Game Over: Gender, Race, and Violence in Video Games (Click on the “attachments” button to see a discussion guide and transcript that the vendor has provided. The captions have been uploaded as well.) https://video.chemeketa.edu/media/Game+OverA+gender%2C+race%2C+and+violence+in+video+games/0_na0pjsux Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation https://video.chemeketa.edu/media/FeministA+Stories+from+Women%27s+Liberation/0_tbob6zdv Who’s Counting: Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics https://video.chemeketa.edu/media/Who%27s+CountingF+Marilyn+Waring+on+Sex%2C+Lies+and+Global+Economics/0_t1r9mawr/18425422 These titles have been licensed for a period of 3-5 years: “Understanding Nonverbal Communications” (3 episodes from the series) Secrets in Facial Expressions (ep. 6) https://chemeketa.kanopy.com/video/secrets-facial-expressions Interpreting Nonverbal Communication (ep. 9) https://chemeketa.kanopy.com/video/interpreting-nonverbal-communication Spotting Nonverbal Deception (ep. 11) https://chemeketa.kanopy.com/video/spotting-nonverbal-deception Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement https://chemeketa.kanopy.com/video/fixed-sciencefiction-human-enhancement Six Generations https://chemeketa.kanopy.com/video/6-generations Modern Times (the Charlie Chaplin film) https://chemeketa.kanopy.com/video/modern-times A Midwife’s Tale https://chemeketa.kanopy.com/video/american-experience-midwife-s-tale The following DVDs will be available in the Library’s collections now/soon (some have just arrived and are in process): The Cheese Nun Mark Twain’s America (a Ken Burns co-production) Growing up Trans Economic Meltdown Craft in America: Nature, Maya Angelou “and still I rise” Tesla, An Inconvenient Truth/An Inconvenient  Sequel If you have any questions about these titles or requests for further media purchases, please contact

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Chemeketa Instructors awarded OER Grant from Open Oregon

Congratulations to Chemeketa instructors, Kristina Powers, Marcus Sharpe and Adam Privitera, who were recently awarded a Open Oregon Educational Resources grant for 2016-2017.  Powers, Sharpe and Privitera are expanding the use of OER in the Psychology department, and specifically for PSY 104.  Their collaboration is part of the Noba project and the open Workplace Psychology textbook will promote the importance of soft skills, I/O knowledge and the essential workplace laws to prospective workers.   Adam Privitera, was also awarded an individual grant for work with PSY 201, 202: Noba Project and the Online Psychology Lab. Privitera has already adopted a Noba open textbook for his course, and will use grant funding to create test banks, supplementary readings, and assessments in order to enable the entire department to adopt open resources for all sections of these courses. The Open Oregon Educational Resources grants represent collaborations with 15 different institutions that have the potential to save over 7,000 Oregon students an estimated $1,142,624 in the pilot year of the program. This represents an impact of over $5 in savings for each $1 of grant money spent. Beyond the pilot phase it is expected that these fully accessible and openly licensed course materials will be used even more widely and increase the student savings impact. More information about the Open Oregon Educational Resources grant can be found at: http://openoregon.org/2016-17-oer-grants-awarded/

Open Education Resources – Webinars

OER – Beyond the Basics Open Oregon is offering two, free, OER webinars in May.  These “beyond the basics” sessions are useful for faculty that have found open content for their courses and now want training on implementation. Webinar Info Open Licensing May 9, 2-3pm Join the session Call-in only: 571-392-7703 | PIN: 906 635 885 172 More info: Slides and Handout (http://openoregon.org/events/event/open-licensing-webinar/) Assessment   May 10, 2-3pm Join the session Call-in only: 571-392-7703 | PIN: 833 970 032 669 More info: Slides and Handout (http://openoregon.org/events/event/oer-assessment-webinar/) Recordings will be made available on openoregon.org .

Open Education Grant Opportunity

The Online Learning Consortium Digital Learning Innovation Award (DLI) seeks to learn from faculty and institutions in the field who are implementing or advancing digital courseware in ways that increase student retention and success.   The award prizes ($100,000 at the institutional level and $10,000 at the faculty/faculty team level) are supported with funds from the Gates Personalized Learning Initiative and are therefore specifically focused on underrepresented, undergraduate students in higher education foundation courses. The awards are limited to US institutions.   This is an opportunity to increase student retention and success using OER (including open textbooks) and open pedagogy. Home: http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/about/digital-learning-innovation-award FAQ: http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/about/digital-learning-innovation-award-faqs Press release: http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/news_item/online-learning-consortium-opens-call-submissions-2016-olc-digital-learning-innovation-award-2   The deadline for submissions is 12:00 p.m. ET on June 30, 2016. All applications must be submitted through the online submission portal: http://awards.onlinelearningconsortium.org   If you have questions, you can contact Nori, grant project director, at: nori.barajas@onlinelearning-c.org More information about the Online Learning Consortium can be found at: onlinelearningconsortium.org