OER Policy? What the?

Everyone talks about OER Policy, but what does it mean? What do OER policies look like in practice? How do they impact OER initiatives? How does our government and our world perceive Open policy? Is policy always necessary in OER implementation? The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges invites you on a journey, one where you will explore different […]

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OpenVA to Launch OER Webinar: The State of OER Join Your VA Colleagues and Learn!

The State of OER :  OpenVA  will launch its first webinar on April 15th from 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.ET to highlight the open educational resource (OER) material faculty are creating and/or teaching around the state. Webinar: The State of OER Friday, April 15th 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.ET Featuring: Dr. Greg Hartman from VMI – OER for APEX Calculus Dr. Ioulia Rytikova from […]

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OpenEd16: The Call for Proposals is now open!

News: The Call for Proposals is now open! It’s that time of year again! The 13th Annual Open Education Conference, the “annual family reunion” of the open education movement, is happening November 2 – 4 in Richmond, Virginia. #OpenEd16 is the premiere venue for sharing your research, practice, policy, advocacy, and other work related to open education. We’ve kept our proposal submission […]

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OER Resources: where to begin

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Like most everything in education, there will always be room for more research, analysis, exploration, and especially, conversation about open education and OER, which is probably why most of us find it so compelling! If you’re only OER curious, or if you’re seasoned and always exploring, there is a big world out there. For research being conducted about open ed, […]

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OER + Math = My Open Math! We call her “MOM”…

Exciting news for math faculty and administrators! VCCS CIF grant winners Libby and Matthew Watts from TCC have created a schedule of learning opportunities for math faculty to discover all the awesome tools for teaching math in the VCCS without expensive publishers’ textbooks and materials. Saving students money on expensive textbooks: excellent. The results can mean more credits, faster completion, fewer […]

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OER Office Hours This Week: Join Me.

Had enough holly and tinsel? Waiting around for the ball to drop for 2016? Polishing up your Spring OER classes? Adding some last minute flourishes? Brainstorming about even more powerful content to achieve those learning outcomes? Quick reminder: we have daily scheduled OER office hours at Lumen, and it is your open forum for discussions of anything you want to […]

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OPEN: OER Office Hours Daily!

After our twenty-one webinars, campus visits, and other events this summer, we feel like we are getting to know many of you, and are happy to be collaborating on adopting, adapting, and building OER courses at your colleges. (Those webinars are archived here.) Did you know: 100+ different VCCS courses are scheduled to go OPEN this fall/spring? (grinning broadly) You […]

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