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

NW eLearn Conference – Call for Proposals

Where Teaching, Learning & Technology Converge Call for Proposals The call for proposals has been extended to June 21. 2015 marks the tenth anniversary of the Northwest eLearn Conference. This year’s event will be held in Olympia, WA, Thursday, October 22 through Friday, October 23. We have two exceptional keynotes lined up: Jessie Stommel of Hybrid Pedagogy and Audrey Watters of Hack Education. “And this is where things get really interesting…” NWeLC is a unique conference that provides an opportunity for higher ed and K-12 faculty, administrators, instructional designers and technologists to come together to discuss best practices, collaborations and ideas in integrating technology in learning. Whether you are new to the field or an experienced veteran, we invite you to share at this year’s conference! ·         Submit a proposal ·         Register Revised deadline to submit is Sunday, June 21. Possible topics for presentation include: Collaboration of faculty, staff, and administrators Best practices in eLearning Student engagement and retention Emerging trends in eLearning K-12 Presenters will be notified by email of acceptance and session details. A presentation schedule will be available no later than mid-September.