NWeLearn 2019 has ended
Welcome to NWeLearn 2019! We are excited about his annual event. Here is some housekeeping information to navigate the event:
  • The conference is hosted in the Convention Center, a separate building next to the Riverhouse Hotel. You can walk there from the hotel by taking one of the paths that go under MT Washington Drive or drive directly there.
  • The Convention Center has two levels. Meals and main sessions will be held in the lower level and the breakout sessions will be held in the main or 1st floor.
  • Restrooms are in the 1st Floor across from Cascadia B.
  • The Thursday night, Networking & Hors D’oeuvres, will be held right after the last Thursday breakout session in the main entrance space by the fireplace on the 1st floor.
Feel free to ask any questions, post your experiences in the Slack Community site, nwelearn.slack.com, and upload your pictures to the NWeLearn Conference 2019 Google Photos site.
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Friday, October 18 • 8:50am - 9:50am
Textbook affordability, engaged faculty, and student success: Key takeaways after three years and over a million dollars in student savings

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Learn how a small university with limited seed funding developed a plan to incentivize faculty in reviewing, adopting and authoring OER. We’ll share benefits and challenges of our strategy, how we were able to obtain permanent sustainable funding, and the way we designed a Library Textbook Affordability Program by combining OER and library ebooks. Future plans for continued growth and momentum among faculty and students will also be discussed.

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Robin Ashford

Digital Learning, Research & Instruction Librarian, Head of Portland Center Library, George Fox University
Robin has over 20 years experience in academic libraries. She serves in the position of Digital Learning, Research & Instruction Librarian at George Fox University and is head of the Portland Center Library. Her interests, research and presentations include emerging technologies... Read More →
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Gloria Doherty

Director of Digital Learning, George Fox University
Gloria Doherty has partnered with faculty and administrators in Higher Education throughout her career with the goals to collaboratively explore learning practices, develop digital literacy, and create innovative learning communities. Opportunities for collaboration across consortia... Read More →
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Ryan Ingersoll

Dean of Libraries, George Fox University

Friday October 18, 2019 8:50am - 9:50am PDT
Cascade B Riverhouse on the Deschutes