Join us for this webinar to hear from leaders at colleges who have been actively promoting the development of OER on their campuses for one to two years.  They will share steps for launching an OER initiative including engaging faculty and librarians, importance of administrator buy-in, and support from instructional design to ensure effective, accessible, and re-usable open courses.

  • Bucks County Community College (PA) is engaged in the final year of a two-year, funded initiative to transition sections of eleven high-enrollment courses to use of OER and library resources that are free to students. The initiative brings together faculty course developers, faculty librarians, an instructional designer and a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) consultant to transform the entire course.
  • Central Lakes College (MN) has approached OER adoption, course redesign, and the authoring of new OER materials through faculty participation in cross-disciplinary collaborative OER Learning Circles. The online learning circles provide interactive support to faculty as they work through each of three pathways in adopting, using, and authoring Open Educational Resources.

When: Wed, Sept 13, at 11am PT/ 2pm ET

Featured Speakers:

  • Bill Hemmig, Dean, Learning Resources and Online Learning, Bucks County Community College
  • Dr. Karen Pikula, Psychology faculty, Central Lakes College, Minnesota State OER Coordinator

Featured Image:  Innovation School, CC-BY-NC, 2012 via flickr

Slides now available:

Launching An OER Initiative at Your Institution from Una Daly