Webinar Recording: All About Open Educational Resources (OER)

What’s all the fuss about open educational resources? What are they, where do you find them, and how are instructors using them? This webinar, co-sponsored by Lumen Learning and the Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College, addresses these questions and more.

World-renowned open education evangelist Dr. David Wiley presents a primer on open educational resources (OER) and how to use them effectively. Dr. Kim Long of Wiley College and the Center for Excellence, discusses how OER are optimally suited to the needs of minority-serving institutions and the students they educate.

View the recorded webinar. Download our webinar slides.

Webinar: What are open educational resources, and why do they matter?

A lot of people are talking about open educational resources (OER)  and their impact on college affordability. This recent CNN article is a case in point. Through the Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College, some Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are also making headway with OER-based courses that eliminate textbook costs for students.

On Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 1-2 pm ET, the Center and our support partner Lumen Learning are co-sponsoring a free webinar for HBCU audiences about open educational resources and how they are making a difference for the students HBCUs serve. We will discuss:

  • What are OER and where to find high quality open content
  • Effective models for using and teaching with OER
  • Why OER are uniquely suited for minority-serving institutions
  • Impacts of OER on educational access and student success
  • Using OER-based online courses to boost tuition revenue

Please join us for this learning opportunity. Presenters include Dr. David Wiley, co-founder of Lumen Learning and one of the world’s foremost authorities on open educational resources, and Dr. Kim Long of Wiley College and the Center for Excellence in Distance Learning. Register here: http://lumenlearning.com/webinars/

 

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So what exactly is the Center for Excellence in Distance Learning? Why was it founded? Who is invited to join the Center? What is the membership fee? What are the benefits of joining?

Answers to these and many other questions about the Center are provided in a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, available via the link below:

Center for Excellence in Distance Learning: Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

The FAQ is a living document. If you have burning questions that are not answered here, please send a note (see the contact page) or leave a comment, and we will do our best to address it.