October 9 OER Faculty Development : Three Successful Models
Please join us Tuesday, October 9, 1:00 pm Eastern to hear about three different but successful faculty development models for encouraging the use of open textbooks and open educational resources (OER) to improve instructional outcomes at community colleges. Models focused on finding, creating, and sharing OER for courses that are currently being taught. Presenters include a dean of online at a large community college district, a director of distance learning at a community college, and the OER Project Director at a community college.
Dr. Andrea Henne, Dean of Online and Distributed Learning at the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). Andrea will present on the faculty development program for awareness, use, and creation of OER which is part of the SDCCD Online Faculty Training and Certification Program. Faculty used a wiki to share OER that they found to enhance their curriculum and improve instructional outcomes.
John Makevich, Director of Distance and Accelerated Learning at College of the Canyons. John will present on the OER FIPSE grant where faculty at his community college were encouraged to find and contribute open content learning objects for generating OER play lists to improve instructional outcomes and student engagement.
Quill West, OER Project Director at Tacoma Community College. Quill, a college librarian by experience will present on the OER faculty development at Tacoma Community College with a current focus on the English sequence. She will also report on the efforts happening throughout Washington state’s community and technical colleges to create awareness and promote adoption of OER among faculty and students.
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