Chemeketa Online has a regular process to remove older courses from the eLearn server by maintaining just five terms of available courses on the system. On the morning of Tuesday, March 28, 2017, courses from Winter 2016 will be deleted from eLearn. You will no longer be able to access these courses through your eLearn course list. All courses will have been archived prior to deletion. Development shells will not be affected. If you wish to keep material from W16 on the eLearn server, you must request a development shell to be based on that content. You can request a development shell at http://techhub.chemeketa.edu/support/request-forms/ If more than five terms will elapse before you need to use a course again, or if you plan to make major edits to a shell that contains student work and grade history, you should create an archive copy of the course to be stored on your computer. An archived course can be restored to an empty eLearn shell at any time. Full instructions for creating an archive copy of a course are available at http://connect.chemeketa.edu/bb9tutcoursearchive/ (Note that it is not necessary to archive every course. In the event of a grade challenge or similar emergency, any deleted course can be restored from our archives even if you have not made your own copy.) Please contact us with any questions by calling 503.399.7399 Option 1, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Congratulations to Chemeketa instructors, Kristina Powers, Marcus Sharpe and Adam Privitera, who were recently awarded a Open Oregon Educational Resources grant for 2016-2017. Powers, Sharpe and Privitera are expanding the use of OER in the Psychology department, and specifically for PSY 104. Their collaboration is part of the Noba project and the open Workplace Psychology textbook will promote the importance of soft skills, I/O knowledge and the essential workplace laws to prospective workers. Adam Privitera, was also awarded an individual grant for work with PSY 201, 202: Noba Project and the Online Psychology Lab. Privitera has already adopted a Noba open textbook for his course, and will use grant funding to create test banks, supplementary readings, and assessments in order to enable the entire department to adopt open resources for all sections of these courses. The Open Oregon Educational Resources grants represent collaborations with 15 different institutions that have the potential to save over 7,000 Oregon students an estimated $1,142,624 in the pilot year of the program. This represents an impact of over $5 in savings for each $1 of grant money spent. Beyond the pilot phase it is expected that these fully accessible and openly licensed course materials will be used even more widely and increase the student savings impact. More information about the Open Oregon Educational Resources grant can be found at: http://openoregon.org/2016-17-oer-grants-awarded/