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Saturday, March 19 • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Open Educational Resources at Penn State

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President Barron has made access and affordability a priority for his presidency at Penn State. One of the many costs that has noticeably increased for students over the years is that of course textbooks. On average, students at four-year universities spent $1,224 on books and supplies during AY 2014-2015. The increase in textbook costs has far outpaced both general inflation and tuition increases (Popken, 2015). During this session, pilot team members will discuss what is currently happening to address this issue with the Penn State Open Educational Resource (OER) pilot charged by Provost Jones in February 2015 to explore ways to systematically implement OERs to support Penn State teaching and learning. We will discuss the survey results from the fall 2015 pilot, methods for transitioning to OER, available resources at Penn State, and best practices and tips from a faculty member who has implemented OER into his teaching.

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Andrea Gregg

Manager of Instructional Design, Penn State
Manager of Instructional Design, World Campus Learning Design. Responsible for leading Online Learning Research Initiative - empirically-based, theoretically-grounded research in online teaching and learning.
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Julie Lang

Instructional Designer, TLT

Saturday March 19, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 206

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