The webinar provides strong case studies of promoting OER Adoption at colleges through structured, public student-faculty dialogues and campus wide faculty development efforts to create awareness of existing open educational resources to replace expensive commercial textbooks.
A panel of students from the Pierce College District in Washington will share their thoughtful public dialogues, co-sponsored by the Center for Engagement & Learning, with faculty about lowering textbook costs through OER.
• Moderator: Quill West, OER Project Manager, Pierce College District
Campus-wide OER Faculty Development:
Co-chairs of the Northern Essex Community College’s (NECC) Textbook Task Force will share how they started a small program to incentivize 5 faculty to find and adopt OER more than two years ago. Through faculty development to help instructors faculty find high-quality open educational resources and additional OER funding, NECC has saved students over $450,000.
• Jody Carson, professor and instructional coach in Center for Instructional Technology
• Sue Tashjian, adjunct CIS faculty and Coordinator of Instructional Technology
United States, San Jose
Contributed by: Una Daly