An Introduction to Open Educational Resources for Instructional Designers and Coaches

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.

Topics Include:

WHAT is OER?
WHY advocate for OER?
HOW to find OER?

Learning Outcomes:

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

Moderator(s)
Stephanie Ko - Instructional Designer CTRL, American University
Lea Wade - STEMM Librarian, Catholic University of America