Webinar: Foundations of OER

Presented by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

ACRL’s traveling RoadShow workshops are on hold until it’s safe to resume large in-person gatherings, but we’re working to bring you the same great content through virtual experiences. These “Off-RoadShows” have been designed to help academic library professionals tackle the greatest issues facing the profession today

The three-part OER and Affordability webcast series will help you understand the basics of open educational resources (OER) and how libraries can be involved in affordability initiatives at your institution.

See additional webcast listings: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/webcasts

Webcast One: Foundations of OER

Wednesday, February 24, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central
This webcast will build foundational knowledge about OER: What are OER? How do they impact faculty and students? Presenters will describe key aspects related to OER, including textbook affordability, customization, and inclusion.

Webcast Two: Library Roles and Campus Partners

Wednesday, March 3, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central
In this webcast, presenters will discuss examples of and opportunities for library involvement in affordability initiatives—for example, advocacy, promotion, discovery, funding, and more—as well as potential campus partners in OER initiatives.

Webcast Three: OER in Your Institutional Context

Wednesday, March 10, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central
Presenters will facilitate the customized development of next steps appropriate to your institutional context. Participants will leave this webcast with ideas and strategies for advancing open and affordable resource use, including building community around OER, and will have tools and resources for continued engagement.