TLT Faculty Engagement Projects 2016-2017
Current Theme: Open Educational Resources (OER)
Access and affordability. Two themes from President Barron that directly deal with making a Penn State degree more attainable for many students. Some students are spending upwards of $1,200 a year on textbooks! One avenue to help lower this number is through the creation and utilization of Open Educational Resources. We are eager to work with faculty on creating and/or utilizing OER materials as part of redesigning a class. Have an idea for open textbook that you want to write? Interested in replacing your current textbook with a series of open and free readings? We want to work with you to help make this happen!
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Open Educational Resources Summit
Via MediaSite Live
- 8:45 a.m. Dean Barbara Dewey will welcome participants on behalf of University Libraries and Penn State Outreach and Online Education
- 9:00 a.m. Nicole Allen, director of Open Education for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), will offer keynote remarks. Allen is considered one of the leading issue experts on college textbook costs and an established leader in the OER movement.
- 10:15 a.m. Showcase of OER Champions: five early adopters will describe their efforts to reduce costs and make course materials more available.
- 11:45 a.m. Next steps for OER at Penn State will be addressed via updates on and futurecasting of Provost Nick Jones’ Penn State OER Task Force.