With the cost of education climbing, it's imperative that the CSU help students access free and low-cost instructional materials. Open Educational Resources (OER) is part of the system's Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) initiative, and many camouses are actively helping faculty find and use such resources. Brett Christie, an SSU faculty member / faculty developer, currently focuses on OER and AL$ for the Chancellor's Office and facilitated this BoF.
Each hour-long session was archived — see below.
A spreadsheet containing the contact information for attendees of this BoF is available at http://bit.ly/y1zXm5. This document lists members' roles on campus and their areas of expertise/interest, as well as ideas about topics for future discussions. It will help you identify people to contact with specific OER questions.
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|January 27, 2012||The group came to a common understanding of OER. Resources were shared, including ELI's "7 Things You Should Know about OER."
|February 24, 2012||There was discussion about helping faculty learn about and incorporate OER materials.
|March 23, 2012||Resources on the AL$ website and campus websites were highlighted.
|May 25, 2012||SJSU talked about how it's looking for and working with partners to spread the AL$ word. Brett shared statistics from the Pew Internet Report on eReading.
|June 22, 2012||Attendees learned about new tools and resources available on the AL$ site: http://als.csuprojects.org