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Wednesday, October 20 • 1:45pm - 2:25pm
Using An Escape Room To Educate Students About Open Textbooks

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College students can be powerful advocates for the adoption of open educational resources but are not always aware of all the benefits of OERs and all the ways they can support them. After successfully running an escape room focused on teaching undergraduate students about open access, a group of academic librarians realized what would also make for a great subject for a similar game: escaping the scary world of expensive textbooks! Working over a year, the librarians defined what learning outcomes they wanted students to take away from an escape room based on Open Educational Resources and then worked to come up with a fun and engaging way to tell their story, settling on a fairy godparent who would rescue the poor student and show them the magical world not just of free books but also books that can be reused and adapted. However, this world won’t last without support, and the fairy godparent helps students see how they can become advocates themselves. This presentation will discuss what went into the planning of the escape room, successes and challenges in creating and running an escape room on OERs, and finally using breakout rooms, will give audience members a chance to try out some of the puzzles.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Investigate how they can implement the materials for this project to run their own OER escape room
  • Understand the needs of running an escape room
  • Discuss ways they can adapt an escape room for their own situations

Speakers
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Amy Shannon

Life and Environmental Sciences Librarian, University of Nevada Reno Libraries
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Teresa Schultz

Social Sciences Librarian, UNR
Prior to becoming Social Sciences Librarian, Teresa served as Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian at UNR, where she still provides copyright education. Her first career was in journalism.
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Tati Mesfin

Instructional Librarian, University of Nevada Reno-Library
Tati Mesfin provides information literacy instruction at the University of Nevada, Reno.  She helps support English Composition faculty and first-year students with their research. Her research interests include peer-assisted learning and reference services.
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Elena Azadbakht

Health Sciences Librarian, University of Nevada Reno-Library

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Wednesday October 20, 2021 1:45pm - 2:25pm EDT
Room D