OER programs provide an opportunity for students to earn a certificate or associates degree without incurring the cost of textbooks for their courses. This can dramatically reduce the cost of attendance and has been estimated at 25% or more savings*. Most OER programs are developed to serve the neediest students who may otherwise have to defer college or take fewer courses due to prohibitive cost. Reaching the students who could most benefit most from enrolling in OER courses can prove to be a challenge in of itself. We will hear from speakers who have developed successful strategies at their colleges to create awareness and encourage underrepresented students to enroll in OER degree programs targeted at their academic success.
There will be an opportunity for webinar attendees to ask questions and also share strategies that they are developing at their colleges to market OER programs to their students.
*Tidewater Community College Z-degree https://www.tcc.edu/academics/degrees/textbook-free
When: Wed, March 1st, 10amPST/1pmEST
Lyda Kiser, Director, Office of Transition Programs and Title IX Coordinator, Lord Fairfax Community College, Virginia
Mark Haskins, Executive Director of Pierce College at JBLM, Washington
James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning, College of the Canyons, CA
Preston Davis, Director of Instructional Services, Extended Learning Institute, Northern Virginia Community College, VA
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