Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Panel #99
CE Offered: BACB
Behavior Analysis and Open Educational Resources
Saturday, May 25, 2019
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Fairmont, Lobby Level, Rouge
Area: TBA; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Veronica J. Howard, Ph.D.
Chair: Cassandra Anderson (University of Alaska Anchorage)
MAGGIE PAVONE (Lindenwood University)
RYAN SAIN (Northwest Autism Center)
VERONICA J. HOWARD (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Abstract: Open educational resources (OERs) are educational materials that can be freely downloaded, edited, and shared to better serve all students. (SPARC, 2017). OERs can help disseminate behavior analysis to a wider audience without the barriers of university or program enrollment. While open resources are used widely for high-enrollment undergraduate general education courses, few if any resources exist that accurately portray behavior analysis. This creates a pragmatic barrier to student education and may pose a challenge when related fields (i.e., psychology) attempt to represent our science. This panel will: Demonstrate how to locate OERs that may be useful in education, practice, and professional development. Describe the types of OERs currently available that are related to behavior analysis. Discuss the contingencies that maintain (or fail to maintain) the production of ABA-related OERs. Introduce a new professional resource group to encourage collaboration on new OERs and assist interested BCBAs in locating quality OERs.
Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience: Behavior analytic educators and supervisors
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to describe what open educational resources (OER) are and where to find them. Participants will be able to describe the contingencies shaping OER creators and benefits for OER users.
Keyword(s): Dissemination, OER, Open Access, Open-Ed Resources



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