Student access to textbooks is a critical factor in their academic success. Cost is often a major barrier to textbook use. Open textbooks allow students to access course material from day one. Open Educational Resources can easily be incorporated into course design.
Why Should You Attend:
The increasing price of college textbooks has a negative effect on student performance and retention.
The workshop will help attendees gain expertise in helping faculty understand that open and affordable course materials contribute to equity in education and improve students’ academic performance.
WHAT is OER?
WHY advocate for OER?
HOW to find OER?
Upon completion of this session, you will be able to:
Define Open Educational Resources (OER)
Explain the importance of OER to student success and its relation to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
Locate resources for accessing OER
Identify ways to advocate OER to faculty