Open Educational Resources (OER) are free or low-cost alternatives to costly commercial classroom materials. OER materials are not just textbooks! OER materials include syllabi, tutorials, quiz banks, slides, textbooks, and even full courses. They are peer-reviewed and published with an open license, which gives professors the ability to download, edit, and share them without worrying about copyright.
Join us for a webinar series exploring how to move your course to these amazing resources.
The webinars will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to the recording. Webinars are scheduled to be one hour with time for Q&A both recorded and unrecorded. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Friday, January 26 @ 1:00 PM
Hosted by Glen Benedict
In this webinar, we cover the basics of what OER and OA materials are.
Friday, February 9 @ 1:00 PM
Hosted by Tricia Clarke
OER material provides many benefits over traditional textbooks. They have a positive impact on student success and learning. In this session, we’ll share the benefits of using OER and OA material for both you and your students that go beyond just cost savings.
Friday, February 23 @ 1:00 PM
Hosted by Cathy Meals
Open pedagogy is way to promote active learning through the use of open tools like OER materials, open software, open courseware, and other freely available resources. Inherent in the practice is engaging students as creators of their own education and educational materials. In this session, we’ll cover the benefits of using open pedagogy with examples of assignments and activities.
Friday, March 15 @ 1:00 PM
While OER materials may be new, there are thousands of options for you to explore. In this session, we’ll share how to find OER material, highlight recommended places to look, and methods to help you evaluate your options.
Friday, March 29 @ 1:00 PM
Hosted by Meghan Kowalski
The beauty of OER material is that everything is published under an open license. That means you can adapt existing material for your courses or create brand new material to be shared with the world. In this session, we’ll share ways to adapt existing OER material to work for your specific subject or course.