The Oregon Community Colleges Distance Learning Association is sponsoring a series of regional workshops to provide faculty, administrators, and other community college stakeholders information about how setting achievable targets and reaching those milestones in this important effort to support student success, with the use of Open Educational Resources.
Open Educational Resources (OER’s) are materials that are freely available on the web or in the library. OER’s 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. Faculty, administrators, librarians, and other community college stakeholders are invited to attend a lively discussion on s Please consider attending, if you are new to OER, have found ways to reduce student costs in your course, or already the greatest champion of open resources on your campus, we want to talk with you.
This one-day workshop will be offered on
Friday, April 24, 2015, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Lane Community College, Eugene, Center for Meeting & Learning
Early Bird registration: April 13
The keynote speaker for the event is, Paul Golisch, who is a developmental math instructor as well as Dean of Information Technology at Paradise Valley Community College. He is an instructional technology innovator and advocate for open educational resources, co-leading the district-wide Maricopa Millions project that aims to save students $5 million in 5 years. Paul is currently working with Lumen Learning in Portland while on sabbatical from PVCC.
Register here: http://goo.gl/forms/M0OVDF5SqG
Bring your ideas, teammates, and laptop, to discuss your needs for planning and support, in order to redesign courses and programs around high-quality, freely available materials. Registration includes travel reimbursement as well as stipends for part-time Oregon community college faculty. Please register by the Early Bird deadlines for first consideration. Just getting started? Learn more about OER through Portland Community College.