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Open Content and Open Educational Resources


Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Facilitator(s): Sarah Stokes


This workshop introduces the concept of using OERs in the post-secondary classroom. Discussions will include how to define OERs, how to find and implement high-quality OERs in the classroom, and the meaning of Zed Creds for student success.

In advance, workshop participants should submit a list of courses taught for the Winter 2018 semester so facilitators can prepare a content alignment of available resources.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
• Define OERs, how they are licensed, and how those licenses affect use.
• Summarize how to find, adopt, and adapt OERs for courses, including personalized resource lists.
• Discuss how OERs and Zed Cred programming supports student success (including reducing financial burden, having students contribute to the development of OERs, lower DFW rates, improved learning outcomes).


• Access to the Internet.
• Headset (preferred) or external microphone.

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