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OER Team

Working document for the SC4 OER Team

This page is dedicated to the work of the SC4 OER Team. If you have any questions or would like to join the team, please contact one of the OER Team members.

Conferences, Presentations, Recorded Webinars, Slides, and more

Upcoming opportunities

  • Sept 13:  Starting OER Initiatives at your Institution

Join us for this webinar to hear from leaders at colleges who have been promoting the use of OER on their campuses for one to two years.  They will share steps for launching an OER initiative, including engaging faculty, and getting administrator buy-in to enhance teaching and learning through the adoption and use of OER.

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  • Sept 27: Faculty & Librarians Selecting High Quality OER Together

Join us for this webinar to hear from librarians and faculty who are working together to support the selection and adoption of high quality open educational resources to enhance teaching and learning.  Leveraging the key role and skill set of librarians for curating high quality and openly licensed resources can give faculty time to focus on the pedagogical enhancements available through OER adoption in their courses.

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  • Oct 25: Open in order to … OER Repositories and Course Management Systems

Join us for this Open Access Week webinar to hear about how OER repositories and Open Course Management systems can support the development and sharing of OER within colleges and regional consortiums.

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  • Nov 15: How OER can Support Equity and Diversity

Join us for this webinar to hear about how open educational resources, policies, and practices can support student equity and diversity through cost reduction and involving students in the selection and development of open course content.

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  • Dec 6: Adjunct Faculty’s Essential Role in OER Adoption

Join us for this webinar to hear how adjunct faculty can be acknowledged and promoted for the essential role that they play in student success including OER adoption.  Findings and emerging strategies from Achieving the Dream’s Engaging Adjunct Faculty program will be explored and adjunct faculty working in OER will share their motivations and accomplishments.

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Archived training

PD hosted by SC4

Open Education @ SC4

Presenters: Ryan Johnson & Kendra Lake

This session is focused on the idea of openness in education, specifically on the use if Open Educational Resources in the classroom. Learn more about the discovery, evaluation, use, creation, and sharing of OER. Engage in an “open” discussion regarding the benefits, challenges, and future of these resources in the classroom.

Session dates: Jan. 4, 2017, 6:30-7:15pm College Center A101 (Adjunct faculty) ; Jan. 5, 2017, 12:30-1:30pm (Full time faculty)

OER Faculty Workshop

Presenters: Kendra Lake, Liz Jacoby, and Suzanne O'Brien

What are open educational resources (OER) and how can they help my students? What are the steps to implementing OER in my class? How do I find OER materials and who on campus will help me? Join us on November 11 at 10:00am for some answers to these questions and more. Bring your syllabus for hands on help during hour two of the workshop

Session date: Nov. 11, 2016, 10:00am-12:00pm. SC4 Library room A100a.