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College costs continue to reach new levels, and the permanent burden of pricey textbooks is holding back much of the student population. As more national thought leaders have invested in open educational resources (OER) the market and quality of these resources has risen to new heights. Implementing an open education resource presence in your programs and courses can open new doors for budget-strapped students.

Join us for an online training to learn the key steps in OER implementation for a course or program. Our expert instructors will prepare you to address the challenges that arise including:

  • Selection of open educational resource and provider
  • Managing course design and modifications
  • Improving faculty adoption
  • Providing a quality student experience

Who Should Attend

Administrators interested in implementing OER in pilot projects or across programs will learn strategies to mitigate the many challenges. Faculty will also benefit from the practical application examples and exposure to OER providers.

Learning Outcome

After participating in this online training, you will be able to apply best practices to the implementation of OER in a single course and across a program.


8 Steps to implementing Open Educational Resources

  1. Tasking your key stakeholders: Champions, chairs, faculty, and librarians
  2. Evaluating and selecting OER providers
  3. Managing course design and objectives
  4. Improving faculty adoption
  5. Exploring financial considerations
  6. Managing the student experience
  7. Measuring and assessing the impact: Case studies
  8. Scaling and promoting OER across your program


Suzanne Mozdy, Department Chair and Faculty, Salt Lake Community College

Suzanne Mozdy has been with the college for eleven years and has taught mathematics for fifteen years. Suzanne believes quite strongly in the open educational resources movement because of its ability to give access to educational resources to underrepresented students. Two years ago, SLCC dedicated a position to researching and implementing open source materials and for the past year, the SLCC Math department has been using open educational materials for instruction in developmental mathematics. SLCC is currently working on OER for statistics and calculus courses.

Linda Williams, Chair and Faculty, Business Administration, Tidewater Community College