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Create a Dynamic Classroom Experience Using Open Educational Resources: A Workshop for Curious Instructors

Create a Dynamic Classroom Experience Using Open Educational Resources: A Workshop for Curious Instructors

The University Libraries and the Office of Distance Education are pleased to host:

Create a Dynamic Classroom Experience Using Open Educational Resources: a workshop for curious educators

This workshop will be presented by Jane Rosecrans, Karyn Pallay and Josh Watson (J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College) and Claudia Holland (George Mason University Libraries).

February 26, 20161:30-3:30 p.m.Fenwick Library, Room 1014A & 1014BFairfax Campus

Online access to free learning materials has allowed educators, like you, more freedom and creativity than ever to tailor their courses. You have the freedom to reuse all types of media, to modify content to suit your pedagogy and your students’ learning styles, and to create completely new material. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to reduce textbook costs for your students!

But how do you know when content on the web can be modified and reused? Can you rely on the purported quality of, for example, open textbooks? What can you do to share materials you create with a broader audience and still get credit for the time and effort you put into them? Why consider using anything but the traditional textbook you have selected for a course? You might already be using open resources in your courses. Are you making this cost-savings known to potential enrollees?

The Virginia Community College System is a nationally recognized leader in using and building open educational resources. Join this experienced team of faculty in an interactive two-hour workshop to explore answers to these questions and learn more about the following topics:

  • Why OER?
  • Defining OER Terms and Concepts
  • Finding and Evaluating OER and free course materials
  • Building an OER Course
  • Understanding Creative Commons Licenses and Applying them to your own course materials
  • Evaluating the Quality and Effectiveness of OER materials in your course
  • OER and Student Success and Retention

The University Libraries wants to hear how your use of open resources can be supported. Please register for this workshop today and save your place! Only 35 seats are available. For more information, contact Claudia Holland at chollan3@gmu.edu.

Friday, February 26, 2016
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Fenwick Library
Fairfax Campus
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