If you are thinking about Open Educational Resources (OER) and missed International Open Education Week (OE Week) – during Spring Break – we’ve got you covered. OE Week is when colleges and universities worldwide celebrate Open Educational Resources by actively sharing and learning about the latest achievements in Open Education.
GRCC is a proven leader in the adoption and integration of OER. With GRCC’s latest data showing 5,062 students benefiting and 199 sessions using OER, we reduced student cost by $628,700 in Fall 2020. Yes, we are excited about what we have been able to save students, but we can do so much more if other faculty adopt OER.
Check out the Center for Teaching Excellence list of GRCC courses using OER, and contact Lauren Woolsey (laurenwoolsey @ grcc.edu)who is leading GRCC’s OER Initiative if you have questions. Our OER Subject Guide can help – and your liaison librarian will help you search for quality OER if you are interested. Whether you are curious to learn more about OER, or want to know what other colleges and universities are doing, check out the recorded sessions from this year’s OE Week:
Faculty interested in learning more about open educational resources (OER), are invited to attend an Overview of OER. Led by DLIT’s Bill Knapp & Megan Stewart, and librarian Sophia Brewer, you will be introduced to helpful resources including OpenStax, Minnesota OER Commons, Khan Academy, and more.
Today, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art made history my implementing an Open Access policy. The Met has made “images of artworks it believes to be in the public domain widely and freely available for unrestricted use, and at no cost, in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation and the Terms and Conditions of their website. Also available is data from the entire online collection―both works it believes to be in the public domain and those under copyright or other restrictions.” Met content will also soon be available within ArtStor, one of GRCC’s licensed databases, where it will provide students and faculty even more robust search results.