Open Educational Resources (OER) as a Tool for Inclusivity
From Jon Gunnell
The cost of course materials greatly impacts our students and their opportunities for learning given their limited resources. This presentation will include the OER and Creative Commons as well as many other examples for replacing course materials with free or more affordable student options. Most importantly, we will announce the new initiative to “pledge” a commitment to organically spreading this initiative, actively engaging in the process, and identifying this issue as a priority on our campus. The pledge will be hosted on a PSUGA site and faculty will encourage others to participate through social media and other event avenues. Lastly, we will engage in a collective conversation across campuses to address efforts by others and a path for future Open Educational Resources (OER) as a Tool for Inclusivity across the Commonwealth Campuses.
- Dr. Jennifer Breese – Assistant Professor of Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Greater Allegheny
- Larry Dupak – Lecturer, Information Sciences and Technology, Greater Allegheny
- Andrew Marshall – Reference & Instruction Librarian, Greater Allegheny
- Bryan McGeary – Learning Design and Open Education Engagement Librarian, Greater Allegheny
Facilitator: Allain Daigle