Proposal Title

How to herd cats to write an OER textbook

Presentation Type

Regular Presentation

Location

OM 3632

Start Date

19-2-2019 9:35 AM

End Date

19-2-2019 10:15 AM

Proposal Abstract

In June 2018 a new dawn appeared for the Career and Experiential Learning Department as we received an OER grant to write a department textbook. Bright eyed and eager to start, our ideas hit the ground running in a variety of directions. Determined to find the right path, we planned a 2 day writing retreat and miraculously had 8 authors and 3 facilitators attend. This presentation covers best practices for retreats and outcomes aligned with writing an OER textbook with multiple authors and editors. We’ll cover the dirty details on finding focus, retreat activities, setting timelines/outcomes, and herding cats while achieving a common goal.

Statement

In June 2018 we embarked an a new adventure to write our first ever department textbook. Along with that we planned our first writing retreat to plan and organize the project with all 8 authors.

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Feb 19th, 9:35 AM Feb 19th, 10:15 AM

How to herd cats to write an OER textbook

OM 3632

In June 2018 a new dawn appeared for the Career and Experiential Learning Department as we received an OER grant to write a department textbook. Bright eyed and eager to start, our ideas hit the ground running in a variety of directions. Determined to find the right path, we planned a 2 day writing retreat and miraculously had 8 authors and 3 facilitators attend. This presentation covers best practices for retreats and outcomes aligned with writing an OER textbook with multiple authors and editors. We’ll cover the dirty details on finding focus, retreat activities, setting timelines/outcomes, and herding cats while achieving a common goal.