Meggie Mapes

Introductory Course Director
Communication Studies

Course: COMS 130/131: Audience Speaker Communication

OER created: Speak Out, Call In: Public Speaking as Advocacy

Nationwide impact:

“The realm of public speaking was lacking in open materials. I wanted to take an advocacy-focused approach with my course, but nothing like that existed. Creating “Speak Out, Call In” enabled me to create the resource I wanted. So far, 10 faculty members across the US have adopted the book and more are inquiring about the adoption process.”

Key partnership:

“I started working with the libraries’ Office of Scholarly Communication and Copyright to learn more about OER and was fortunate to receive a grant through their OER Grant Initiative. KU Libraries are leaders in open educational resources, and their collaborative efforts were integral to the success of this project.”


Contact

Ada Emmett
Head, Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright
aemmett@ku.edu
785-864-8913
Office of Scholarly Communications & Copyright
Watson Library, Room 450

Josh Bolick
Scholarly Communication Librarian
jbolick@ku.edu
785-864-1828
Office of Scholarly Communications & Copyright
Watson Library, Room 450

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