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Magna: Understanding Open Educational Resources (OER)




When

Thursday, February 13, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
A650

Event Contact

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

Presenters

Jeremiah Parry-Hill

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The cost of textbooks has risen over 1000% since 1971. That's 3 times the rate of inflation! Some students have stopped purchasing required textbooks due to this ever-rising cost. However, there's a solution that can be found in Open Educational Resources (OER). In this live online seminar, we'll examine the research on OER usage in collegiate classes and their impact on student retention and success.

WHAT ARE THE LEARNING GOALS?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe research that demonstrates OER impact on student success and retention
  • Find high quality Open Educational Resources
  • Use OER effectively to impact student learning
  • Advocate for the use of OER as an alternative to high cost textbooks

WHO DOES THIS BENEFIT?

  • Instructors
  • Librarians
  • Administrators
  • Instructional support

WHY YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!

Open Educational Resources (OER) are high quality teaching and learning materials that have been licensed to be freely reused and remixed. Including textbooks, games, simulations, quizzes, and even full courses, OER offer a cost effective and flexible alternative to costly course materials. You'll be able to combat the rising cost of textbooks while making a greater impact on student success!