First and foremost, I want to give the biggest thanks to my co-editor, UH OER librarian, Katherine M. Carter, who has devoted a lot of time and effort to developing this project with me. She has not only created a useful library guide and video instructions for our students but also offered consultation sessions with me and my students to help us understand OER, open access publishing, and Pressbooks. She is the main reason why this book is coming to fruition, and I am especially grateful to her.
I also want to thank my friend and editor, Brad Allard, who has given very useful feedback on this book. He is always attentive to details and always provides quick turnaround for his work.
Finally, I would like to thank all my students who willingly contributed to the dictionary and their tireless effort to make this happen.
– Dr. Melody Yunzi Li
Dr. Li is the true powerhouse behind this book! Her willingness to try new things and her creativity in adapting assignments to open new and rewarding opportunities for students to engage with her course material have been a driving force behind this and all of her other projects. Instructors like Melody make University of Houston a great institution. For her students, she creates lasting and memorable learning experiences. For her colleagues, she is an ardent source of inspiration, motivating everyone around her to think outside the box and be curious about the possibilities beyond the rigidity of convention. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work so closely with her to make this book a reality, and look forward to continuing to work with her on future volumes.
Although she was unable to work closely on this project with Melody and myself this semester, Ariana Santiago was and has continued to be a major source of support and inspiration for open pedagogy projects. In particular, her initial involvement in brainstorming the assignment and potential options was an extremely impactful contribution in shaping the direction of the assignment. She was also instrumental in helping me develop the learning materials that I created for this course, giving me thoughtful feedback and advice along the way. I am very grateful to her for all of her guidance and support.
– Kate McNally Carter