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Current Trends in OER

Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center
14 Mechanic Street
Southbridge, MA 01550

When: Thursday, January 19, 2017
9:00am - 3:00pm 
Note: Registration starts at 7:30am

Workshop Organizers: Peter Hess of Boston College & Peter Shea of Middlesex Community College, MA.

Registration Fee:
NERCOMP Member: $145
Non Member $290
Your fee includes unlimited am and pm break and lunch.

Event Overview

Given the growing expense of college for undergraduate students, it has become vital for higher education institutions to do whatever they can to increase affordability. One area which has shown great promise is the use of open access textbooks and other materials which faculty and students can locate on the World Wide Web, and use freely in place of textbooks and other curricular materials created by commercial publishers. The Open Educational Resource (OER) movement has grown considerably over the past decade, resulting in millions of dollars being saved by students.

We will discuss the ways in which open educational textbooks and other materials are evolving to include interactive media. This allows full use of the dynamic learning environment of the Web, resulting in a more engaged learning experience for students.

Session Outcomes:
Acquire knowledge of the open and free-to-use interactive learning media that is currently available to supplement open access textbooks and other materials
- Develop strategies for successfully integrating interactive learning media with open educational resources
- Develop ideas for creating their own open interactive learning media

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