May 032013
 

RTD.com logoHere is the small blurb in today’s edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch about the Chancellor’s OER Adoption Grant.

The Virginia Community College System has awarded $3,000 grants to 12 faculty members to increase use of open-resource materials to help reduce textbook costs. The grant program will promote the use of freely available Open Educational Resources in high-enrollment courses at community colleges.

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Richard Sebastian

Richard SebastianRichard Sebastian is the Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies for the Virginia Community College System. His role at the VCCS is to support the colleges' efforts to identify and implement effective technology use in the classroom and online. He also works on policy issues and statewide initiatives involving online learning and use of educational technology. Richard serves on two VCCS Reengineering committees. He is a member of the Innovation and Technology Task Force and co-chairs the Textbook Costs and Digital Learning Resources workgroup. He leads the development of online resources for the VCCS's new Developmental Math curriculum for the Virginia Rethinks Health Science Education project, funded by a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant. He manages the annual Chancellor's Innovation Fund and provides guidance to faculty and staff about the VCCS Intellectual Property policy. Richard lives in Richmond with his wife, son, menagerie of semi-feral cats, and heavily outnumbered dog, Dewey.

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