Open Educational Resources at the University at Albany: What the Provost’s OER Fellows have learned

Monday, May 14, 2018
Presentation and Discussion, 2:00-4:00pm
Informal Reception and Conversation (with light dessert and coffee), 4:00-5:00pm
ITLAL Underground (LI-B69)

The rising cost of a college education isn’t just due to increases in tuition and fees: some researchers estimate that the cost of a college textbook has risen by 73% since 2006. Educational resources can be prohibitively expensive for many of our students, and lack of access to these resources can seriously jeopardize their success. This session will focus on the work of UAlbany’s OER Fellows, a group of four faculty members who are investigating how we as a campus can provide a more affordable education for our students by changing our models for adoption of textbooks and other resources. Join us to learn about the current research on the impact of OER, see what resources may be available for use in your discipline, and discover easily-implemented strategies for adopting OER in more courses across the University.

The OER Fellows are Marcus Adams, Philosophy; Jeremy Feldblyum, Chemistry; Lenore Horowitz, Information Science; and Matthew Ingram, Political Science.

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