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Thinking about writing an open access textbook? Learn from this case study

Christopher Iverson, and Dan Ehrenfeld, both Assistant Professors of English and Humanities at Farmingdale State College (SUNY), will share their experience authoring the Open Educational Resource, Processes, which compiled FSC writers’ work, in their 2023 TAA Conference session, “The Creation of an OER to Establish and Maintain a Writers’ Community at a Regional Public College.”

They will share highlights, outline key decisions and processes (such as the selection of a Creative Commons License that best supports their mission to share their work broadly), and discuss ways that composing OERs can build community on and between campuses. Processes will be published by SUNY Geneseo Press, and the experience of creating it opened opportunities for community building remotely.

Christopher IversonChristopher Iverson is an Assistant Professor of English in the English and Humanities Department at Farmingdale State College. His research focuses largely on community building/engagement and service-learning in composition classrooms. After the COVID-19 pandemic made public spaces more dangerous, Chris’s research interests have shifted to digital pedagogies as a way to make community building and engagement safer for students and community partners.

Dan EhrenfeldtDan Ehrenfeld is Assistant Professor of English and Humanities at Farmingdale State College (SUNY). His career demonstrates a decade-long commitment to culturally responsive pedagogy, with a particular focus on digital culture and rhetorical education. He is currently working on a book about the ways that digital activists and advocates develop new practices of strategic communication as they deepen their involvement in the algorithmic environments of the social web.

Network. Gain Knowledge. Leave Inspired! Register for the 35th Annual TAA Conference on Textbook & Academic Authoring, which will be held online June 9-10, 2023. The first 25 registrants will receive three free eBooks:

Little Brown Guide to Getting Your Journal Article PublishedBecoming the Writer You Already AreJournal Keeping How to Use Reflective Writing for Learning, Teaching, Professional Insight and Positive Change