Communicating Open: Policy and Advocacy in Open Education

/ October 30, 2018/

Public policy is an important component of the environment around OER. Policy can be leveraged to help advance the use and creation of OER by providing resources, creating programs or giving direction to institutions and schools.  It can also be used to remove barriers. This session will provide a briefing on current US policy around OER. Participants will learn how

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Anatomy of a Statewide Open Initiative: Tales from 4 States

/ October 30, 2018/

Creating and scaling an initiative at the state level has it unique complexities and inevitable bumps along the way. Learn how 4 different states created their own OER/Open Ed initiatives. Identify stakeholders and potential partners in your own state. In this session, panelists from 4 states will describe their statewide projects in Open Education sharing how their initiatives came to

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Sharing OER Successes

/ October 30, 2018/

The Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo sponsored a symposium on OER usage and invited SUNY faculty to present on their usage of OER, in the hopes of overcoming skepticism about those resources using evidence from their peers. Attendees will brainstorm potential marketing approaches to faculty, using the information from the SUNY Geneseo presentation about the symposium approach as a jumping

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Prices Change, Freedom is Forever

/ October 30, 2018/

The true value of open goes beyond reduced or no cost, it greatly increases academic freedom for faculty and content freedom for students, which can change the way faculty and students approach their teaching and learning. The true value of open goes beyond reduced or no cost, it greatly increases academic freedom for faculty and content freedom for students, which

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Developing a Community of Practice for OER Adoption and OER Degrees with the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)

/ October 30, 2018/

Many colleges have developed successful OER initiatives through participation in communities of practice (CoP). Panelists will share information about their OER initiatives and how participation in community activities supports the design of effective open educational practices and policies at their institutions. As part of an ongoing community of practice, members create and freely share knowledge based on experiences at their

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