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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