Open Education Resources – Webinars

OER – Beyond the Basics Open Oregon is offering two, free, OER webinars in May.  These “beyond the basics” sessions are useful for faculty that have found open content for their courses and now want training on implementation. Webinar Info Open Licensing May 9, 2-3pm Join the session Call-in only: 571-392-7703 | PIN: 906 635 885 172 More info: Slides and Handout (http://openoregon.org/events/event/open-licensing-webinar/) Assessment   May 10, 2-3pm Join the session Call-in only: 571-392-7703 | PIN: 833 970 032 669 More info: Slides and Handout (http://openoregon.org/events/event/oer-assessment-webinar/) Recordings will be made available on openoregon.org .

Open Education Grant Opportunity

The Online Learning Consortium Digital Learning Innovation Award (DLI) seeks to learn from faculty and institutions in the field who are implementing or advancing digital courseware in ways that increase student retention and success.   The award prizes ($100,000 at the institutional level and $10,000 at the faculty/faculty team level) are supported with funds from the Gates Personalized Learning Initiative and are therefore specifically focused on underrepresented, undergraduate students in higher education foundation courses. The awards are limited to US institutions.   This is an opportunity to increase student retention and success using OER (including open textbooks) and open pedagogy. Home: http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/about/digital-learning-innovation-award FAQ: http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/about/digital-learning-innovation-award-faqs Press release: http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/news_item/online-learning-consortium-opens-call-submissions-2016-olc-digital-learning-innovation-award-2   The deadline for submissions is 12:00 p.m. ET on June 30, 2016. All applications must be submitted through the online submission portal: http://awards.onlinelearningconsortium.org   If you have questions, you can contact Nori, grant project director, at: nori.barajas@onlinelearning-c.org More information about the Online Learning Consortium can be found at: onlinelearningconsortium.org

OER Resources and Textbook Savings in Oregon

  Here are three things that you can do right now to get involved with the movement to save students money on textbooks: Register for the Open Textbook Workshop at Clackamas Community College on November 6 Join keynote speaker David Wiley at the Regional OER Conference at Mount Hood Community College on November 13. Watch for other conferences coming up in December in Southern Oregon and on the coast. Join the Open Oregon Google Group to stay informed, ask questions, and post answers. (Email Amy Hofer if you need to be directly added to the group.) If you are already saving students money by using low-cost or no-cost course materials, please share! Take a minute to fill out the short form on the Open Oregon Resources Page.   For more information about OER resources contact: Amy Hofer Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services hofera@linnbenton.edu 971-722-6482 Visit the website: openoregon.org Follow Open Oregon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/open_oregon