Learn how you can use freely available, customizable learning materials in your courses and reduce textbook costs for students at an upcoming Food for Thought workshop on Monday, October 1 at noon in the Rubin Campus Center, Hagglund Room.
"Getting Your Start with Open Educational Resources" will engage participants in learning how they can use Open Educational Resources (OER): freely available, high-quality learning materials that can be downloaded, edited, and shared to better serve all students. During the session, presenters Anna Newman and Laura Robinson, from the Gordon Library, will discuss trends in commercial textbook cost as an issue of equity in higher education and the potential effectiveness of OER as an alternative. Participants will engage with and critically evaluate OER in a range of disciplines. Tricia Stapleton (Assistant Professor, SSPS) will also share her experience using OER in her teaching. Please bring a laptop/tablet/device so that you can examine and evaluate some OERs during the workshop.