Open Educational Resources – materials that are freely available on the web or in the library – benefit students immediately through cost savings and can be a great vehicle for faculty looking for new ways to refocus their teaching. The purpose of this workshop is to share ideas on quality content, effective teaching practices, and institutional needs in order to move OER from a great idea to implementation. Bring your ideas, teammates, and laptop to discuss your real needs for planning and support in order to redesign courses and programs around high-quality, freely available materials.
Registration is free and includes lunch.
Just getting started? Learn more about OER through Portland Community College.
Keynote speaker Dianna Fisher, Director of Open Oregon State, has been at OSU for 14 years. Previously she directed the course development unit of Ecampus, a group of award-winning multimedia programmers and course designers. In her current position, she still works with the same talented people, but now she can draw on their talents to bring resources to students and the community for free! Dianna is passionate about lowering costs for students, especially in the area of open textbooks and other open course materials. After working with multimedia developers for so long, Dianna believes that open does not mean static and boring!
9:00-9:05 Welcome, Wille Hall
9:05-10:15 OER Basics, Amy Hofer, Wille Hall
This is an interactive session – no experience is necessary but be prepared to search for and discuss course materials with colleagues. It is helpful to bring a laptop or tablet if you have one.
10:30-11:30 Keynote Intro & Keynote, Dianna Fisher, OSU Open Campus, Wille Hall
11:30-12:30 Lunch, Wille Hall
12:30-4:30 OER Course Development Workshop, Lib 117
If you are ready to redesign your course, set aside the afternoon for quiet work time with the support of librarians and other staff to help you get started.