Presenter Biography

Keith Tierney is an attorney and faculty in the Business dept. at LBCC. Michaela is the OER & Textbook Affordability Librarian

Start Date

17-5-2019 2:45 PM

End Date

17-5-2019 4:00 PM

Description

In 2017 Keith Tierney, a business law instructor at Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC), was fed up with the high cost of his commercial textbook. Not only was it upwards of $300, it wasn't customized to his learning outcomes and editions went out of date quickly. He saw the announcement for LBCC's Textbook Affordability Grant and reached out to LBCC's OER Librarian, Michaela Willi Hooper, to learn more. Michaela helped him find an existing business law OER and get it into an editable format (Microsoft Word). Keith went through training with LBCC's Center for Accessibility Resources and learned how to use structured headings in MS Word to enhance access for students who use screen readers. He and Michaela worked together to update links and find court cases and legislation. Working with the Library and the Campus Store, Keith made sure students had both digital and print formats available. In the first term he implemented his open textbook, Keith also participated in a statewide experimental study comparing OER sections to sections using a commercial textbook. Michaela and Keith shared back his customized version of the text in LBCC's institutional repository, OER Commons, and Open Oregon Educational Resources. He and Michaela have gathered (mostly positive) feedback from the students about the OER, which Keith will use for updating the next iteration of his text. This poster will provide an overview of the process, challenges, and rewards of customizing an open textbook in business law.

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May 17th, 2:45 PM May 17th, 4:00 PM

Customizing a Business Law Textbook at Linn-Benton Community College

In 2017 Keith Tierney, a business law instructor at Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC), was fed up with the high cost of his commercial textbook. Not only was it upwards of $300, it wasn't customized to his learning outcomes and editions went out of date quickly. He saw the announcement for LBCC's Textbook Affordability Grant and reached out to LBCC's OER Librarian, Michaela Willi Hooper, to learn more. Michaela helped him find an existing business law OER and get it into an editable format (Microsoft Word). Keith went through training with LBCC's Center for Accessibility Resources and learned how to use structured headings in MS Word to enhance access for students who use screen readers. He and Michaela worked together to update links and find court cases and legislation. Working with the Library and the Campus Store, Keith made sure students had both digital and print formats available. In the first term he implemented his open textbook, Keith also participated in a statewide experimental study comparing OER sections to sections using a commercial textbook. Michaela and Keith shared back his customized version of the text in LBCC's institutional repository, OER Commons, and Open Oregon Educational Resources. He and Michaela have gathered (mostly positive) feedback from the students about the OER, which Keith will use for updating the next iteration of his text. This poster will provide an overview of the process, challenges, and rewards of customizing an open textbook in business law.