Open Education Resources at Pacific: Lowering Cost and Enhancing Success for Students

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11:50 am to 1:30 pm

Center for Teaching and Learning
William Knox Holt Memorial Library, 2nd Floor, Room 230

According to data from the Census Bureau, textbook costs have risen 945% from 1978 to 2015. This increase prompts the question of whether students are getting 1,000 times the value in education from these egregiously overpriced books. 

To alleviate students’ financial burdens, some educators have switched to library resources and/or openly licensed peer-reviewed materials (open educational resources, OER) in place of traditional textbooks. In addition to being free of charge to students, OER allow instructors to customize the content to suit their pedagogical needs and provide students with up-to-date information on the subject.

This workshop aims to introduce participants to the forms and purposes of OER, provide resources and best practices for finding, modifying or creating OER, and connect OER to participants’ course goals and student learning outcomes.

Lunch will be provided.

Co-sponsored by University Libraries

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