Event Title

Concurrent Session 3: Stages of Adoption: Obstacles and Solutions for OER Adoption

Author Biography

Candice Vander Weerdt is an Assistant College Lecturer in the Monte Ahuja College of Business. She teaches the junior-level course, Principles of Management, and the the senior-level capstone course, Management Strategy and Policy. She recently moved her Principles of Management course, with an annual enrollment of approximately 300 students, to a OER OpenStax textbook. She was awarded the Small Textbook affordability grant from CSU in 2019 and participated in Content Camp a collaborative assessment authoring event sponsored by the Ohio State University.

Donna has been teaching at CSU for 14 years. Previously she taught at The University of Akron, and worked in industry for a Fortune-500 manufacturer. She teaches International Business and Marketing, and is a Licensed Customs Broker, managing several consulting projects throughout the greater Cleveland Area. She began using an Open Source textbook last summer in her Introduction to Business course, with 40 enrolled students. After working through the kinks and better understanding how it could enhance the online experience, she rolled it out to 5 sections of in-person classes taught each semester by part-time instructors. As the course coordinator for the class, she has guided and help mentor these instructors to use an open-souce text and engage CSU students in all of the tools that it can provide.

John Gilbert is a new part-time teacher at CSU. He teaches Introduction to Business and is a full-time Business Banker at Huntington National Bank. John started teaching last Fall and is now in his second semester teaching Intro to Business to 47 enrolled students utilizing the open-source text. Being newer to this class and the open-source format, he is continually looking for ways to enhance the learning experience by utilizing those available resources.

Zachary Suetta teaches Business Communication at Cleveland State University. He received his PhD from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. His current research focuses on the relationship between anger and identity in the writings of subaltern authors of the Romantic era.

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Start Date and Time

28-2-2020 11:00 AM

End Date and Time

28-2-2020 12:00 PM


CSU C-M College of Law, room 208

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Feb 28th, 11:00 AM Feb 28th, 12:00 PM

Concurrent Session 3: Stages of Adoption: Obstacles and Solutions for OER Adoption

CSU C-M College of Law, room 208