Acknowledgments

Author’s Note

The Lead Author wishes to first thank George Siemens, Laurel Mayo, Lisa Berry, and Justin T. Dellinger – directors past and present at the LINK Research Lab that mentored this project, gave me the go-ahead to do it in the first place, and continue to push the boundaries of learning research. This book also wouldn’t have reached publication without Michelle Reed of the UTA Libraries opening doors for it – thank you for answering my questions and fixing many things I got wrong (I promise no “s” on OER ever again). Thank you also to the authors, editors, and reviewers listed below – your time and contributions really took this book to the next level. Thank you for the awesome work – there was not a single “Reviewer #2” in the whole lot! To my current and former co-workers, colleagues, conference co-conspirators, faithful instigators on Twitter, consistent or occasional blog readers, and all the academics and professionals out there I follow (many I have never met in person) – thank you for providing deep insight and inspirational thoughts along our journey. You didn’t know that I was taking notes to make a book did you? I hope I did your ideas justice where I reference them here. If not – then come fix it in the 2nd edition! To my instructors at the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Brownsville, and Baylor University – thank you for imparting to me a passion for education. Hopefully you see a lot of what you taught me in these pages. Of course, thank you to my Mom, Dad, and Brother for your love, support, and encouragement for my whole life. And finally, but most importantly, thank you  to my wife Katie and son Riley – you both constantly inspire me to be a better person and care more about the world around us. I’m a lucky man to be around your support, love, and laughter every day!

Lead Author, Editor, and Illustrator

Matt Crosslin, Ph.D. – Researcher, Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab, University of Texas at Arlington

Contributing Authors

Brett Benham, Ph.D. – Retired, former Technical Media Coordinator, Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab, University of Texas at Arlington

Justin T. Dellinger, M.A. – Associate Director, Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab, University of Texas at Arlington

Amber Patterson, M.A. – Marketing Coordinator, City of Mesquite, Texas

Peggy Semingson, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Literacy Studies, College of Education, Curriculum & Instruction, The University of Texas at Arlington

Catherine A. Spann, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Colorado

Brittany Usman, M.S. – Instructional Designer, University of Texas at Arlington

Harriet Watkins, Ed.D. – Chief Academic Officer, Instructional Connections

Editors

Justin T. Dellinger, M.A. – Associate Director, Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab, University of Texas at Arlington

Rebecca Heiser, M.A. – Instructional Designer, Penn State University

Katerina Riviou – Ph.D. Candidate, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece & Open University of Netherlands

Brittany Usman, M.S. – Instructional Designer, University of Texas at Arlington

Reviewers

Maha Al-Freih, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Princess Norah Bint Abdulrahman University

Maha Bali, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning & Teaching at the American University in Cairo (AUC)

Autumm Caines, M.A. – Instructional Designer, St. Norbert College

Chris Gilliard, Ph.D. – Instructor, Macomb Community College

Rebecca J. Hogue, Ph.D. – Associate Lecturer, UMass-Boston

Whitney Kilgore, Ph.D. – Co-Founder & Chief Academic Officer, iDesign

Michelle Reed, M.S., M.F.A., M.A. – Open Education Librarian, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Sarah Saraj, M.Ed. – Instructional Design Manager, University of Texas at Arlington

George Siemens, Ph.D. – Director, Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab, University of Texas at Arlington

Harriet Watkins, Ed.D. – Chief Academic Officer, Instructional Connections

Additional Thanks to…

Thomas Perappadan, UTA Libraries’ OER Publishing Assistant, for assisting in the publication of this resource, and Kyle Pinkos, UTA Libraries’ Marketing Coordinator, for designing the cover.

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