In response to the high cost of textbooks for students, GW Provost Forrest Maltzman has encouraged faculty to consider the cost of course materials when developing syllabi and work to use open-access materials and materials readily available through the GW Libraries.
Join GW Librarians Dorinne Banks and Zachary Elder, and GW Instructional Designer, Tara Lifland, for an informational session on the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education. Together we will explore questions commonly asked about the use of OERs:
· What does Open Educational Resources mean? What quality indicators are used for these resources?
· How are these resources licensed?
· How can I find a low-cost replacement for my current course textbook?
Come learn more about OERs before the deadline to choose textbooks for your courses next semester!
This workshop is part of the Teaching & Learning Fundamentals Series hosted by the University Teaching & Learning Center. Learn how to design courses and assignments for significant learning, as drawn from the Course Design Institute. Other workshops in this spring 2017 series are Open Educational Resources for Faculty, Connecting Student Motivation and Teaching Strategies, Creating a “Promising” Syllabus, A New Twist on Teaching Goals: Dreaming Big, Assessing Learning Part I - “Backward” Design, Assessing Learning Part II - Opportunities and Challenges, How to Design Macro Assignments, Staging and Pacing Course Assignments, Learning Activities: Expanding the Repertoire, and Feedback and Grading. All sessions will be first-come, first served.