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ITC Celebrates Open Education Week

The Instructional technology Council invites you to join them as they celebrate Open Education Week with two FREE webinars. 

OERs:  Small Campus/Big Impact
Tuesday, March 28 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  EDT

Presenting: Diane Burr
 Professor/Chair, Department of Kinesiology & Human Performance
Valley City State University (North Dakota)

                    Julee Russell
Professor/Chair, Department of Language & Literature
                       Valley City State University (North Dakota)

This webinar will feature specific and credible data related to adopting and implementing OERs on a small campus The results are compelling and the methods are clear.  Distance delivery will always benefit from the use of OERs and the webinar will demonstrate that what is good for the face-to-face students is good for the distance students.  Digital OERs ensure that all students have access to their course materials, anytime, anywhere.  OERs provide exciting educational resources.  Adopting, embracing and implementing OERs can be exciting and relatively painless for students and faculty.


Having It All:
How Open Educational Resources Give Faculty and Students What They Want.
Thursday, March 30  2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT                       

Presenting: Sandra King
Professor of Communications
                        Anne Arundel Community College (Maryland)

 I want to build high-quality eLearning courses that are accessible, meet Quality Matters standards, exhibit universal design principles, and include gaming elements, such as badges.  My students want to avoid paying $160 for an over 400-page textbook that they struggle to read.   OER helped us both because I can make the content in my Canvas course accessible, use multimedia and universal design strategies, and align content to department outcomes.  I'm able to link the content to a storyline and each module to a badge.  All of the students have their test from the first day.  They aren't waiting for their next paycheck to buy the text, using an old edition or waiting for a text that was ordered online.  They can't lose the text or misplace it either.  Most importantly, as a result of the redesign, student success, satisfaction, and retention have improved

This presentation shows how building eLearning courses which are accessible, use open educational resources, universal design principles, Quality Matters standards, and gaming elements can improve student success, satisfaction, and retention.