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Oct 19: OER Degrees Community Meeting

October 5, 2016

An OER-based degree, sometimes referred to as a Zero-Textbook-Cost degree, is a pathway to a degree or credential with no textbook costs because all the courses have been redesigned to use open educational resources (OER) for instructional materials. These pathways are gaining traction particularly at community colleges where students savings are estimated at up to 25 % of the cost of attendance. Early research shows students enrolled in these pathway courses are performing as well or better than students in traditional courses.

In June, the national community college reform network Achieving the Dream (ATD) announced the largest initiative of its kind to develop degree programs using high quality open educational resources (OER). Involving 38 community colleges in 13 states, it is designed to help remove financial roadblocks that can derail students’ progress and to spur other changes in teaching and learning and course design that will increase the likelihood of degree and certificate completion.

Join us for an interactive webinar to hear about early considerations such as fostering faculty engagement and planning tools successfully utilised by participants of the ATD OER Degree program.  Find out more about how your college’s OER efforts can benefit from the findings and resources being developed by this program.

When: Wednesday, October 19, 10amPST/1pmEST

Featured Speakers:

  • Richard Sebastian, Director of OER Degrees, Achieving the Dream (ATD)
  • Jennifer Nohai-Seaman, Assistant Professor Mathematics, Housatonic Community College, CT
  • Wm Preston Davis, Director of Instruction, Extended Learning Institute, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Quill West, OER Project Manager, Pierce College District, WA

Participant Login Information:

No pre-registration is necessary.  Please use the link below on the day of the webinar to login and listen.

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:  http://www.cccconfer.org/GoToMeeting?SeriesID=508b55fb-bdc9-44cf-aa98-a8649ec886cf

Dial-in access if needed: 1-913-312-3202 (passcode: 704981)

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 Posted by Una T. Daly, Director of Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources, email: unatdaly@oeconsortium.org

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