Join Us In OER Office Hours, daily

Quick reminder: we have daily scheduled OER office hours at Lumen. Some of these sessions (as announced) will be a meet-up for those collaborating on specific course building and planning, and others will be your open forum for discussions of anything you want to explore in OER theory and practice, including any technical help and support you need. Click here for instructions and to […]

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Dr. Eddie Watson and OER at Virginia Tech, Monday Nov 16th

From OER champion and colleague Anita Walz at Virginia Tech: Please help me in sharing this information widely. Events on Monday, Nov 16th will be of interest to teaching faculty and administrators, curriculum decision-makers, those concerned about student affordability and academic success, and librarians and instructional designers that work with faculty. All events are free and open to the public. Registration […]

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Announcing the 2016 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Awards

Congratulations to the 2016 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) grantees listed below.  The applicants responsible for these outstanding and innovative proposals will receive CIF monies to develop, pilot, and assess their projects. The purpose of the annual CIF is to provide colleges with the opportunity to request funding for innovative projects that are aligned with the single goal of the new VCCS strategic plan, Complete 2021: […]

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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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CVCC’s Z-Degree featured in Lynchburg’s News & Advance

Here is another Zx23 Project article from a hometown newspaper–this time The News & Advance, based in Lynchburg, home of Central Virginia Community College. Like today’s R T-D article on JSRCC’s OER project, this one includes multiple perspectives, including interviews with several CVCC students and zx23 Project lead Juville Dario-Becker. Excerpt below: Out of a half dozen students interviewed for this story, some […]

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Reynold’s OER project in the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch story, Reynolds offers classes with no book costs, describes J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s Zx23 Project, with interviews with students, project leader and English faculty member, Jane Rosecrans, and a few faculty skeptics who are still not convinced about the quality or efficacy of open educational resources. I thought the quote from JSRCC student Eric Eichenlaub was incredibly poignant, and underscores […]

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