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22st Annual OLC International Conference
November 16-18, 2016 | Orlando, Florida | Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin Resort

OLC Innovate 2016 - Innovations in Blended and Online Learning
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Presenter(s)
Lauren Kane-Sample (Full Tilt Ahead, USA)
Session Information
July 7, 2015 - 5:30pm
Track: 
Faculty Development & Student Support
Areas of Special Interest: 
Institutional Initiatives
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Innovation and Experimentation
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
Audience Level: 
All
Session Type: 
Discovery Session
Location: 
Plaza Foyer
Session Duration: 
60 Minutes
Session: 
Discovery Session 1
Abstract

There needs to be a simple and intuitive online resource repository for faculty who teach online, on-campus, or a blend of both.

Extended Abstract

During my 7-year tenure as an online university adjunct, I have amassed a large teaching and student resource repository, which I share with my students and my online faculty colleagues.
The problem is I keep creating resources because it is too time-consuming to find scattered resources and synthesize them into a document I need for the writing courses I teach.
I have used Merlot II, and it is as layered as the IRS website. I gave up after 5 clicks of the mouse.
We need to figure out what kind of faculty share their resources, where are they sharing their resources, and if faculty need resources, where do they go?
I think there needs to be a centralized resource repository, and its layout needs to be intuitive and user-friendly. It should only take "3 clics" to find what you are looking for or to upload a resource to share with an educational community.
This presentation will explore the online open educational resources already available such as Merlot II and Curriculet. Then, I will discuss the effectiveness of these resource repositories, and determine the need for a more streamlined approach to sharing and finding teaching resources for faculty who teach online, on-campus, or a blend of both.