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The OER series is sponsored by College Open Textbooks, Connexions, IMS Global Learning Consortium, MERLOT and SoftChalk.

Check out a brand new OER webinar series featuring big names in the OER space. Attend all the webinars over the course of the next few months and you'll be an OER superstar.

Open Educational Resources Series, Session 2:
Finding and Using OER: The WHERE and the WHEN

Where can you find quality OERs? Where are they distributed, and where and when should you use them? Are they easy to find? What kind of standards (quality, accessibility, licensing) are relevant and why are they important?

Cathy Swift from MERLOT will provide an overview of these and other questions to consider as you discover, use, repurpose and share OERs. Rob Abel from IMS Global will address the licensing and standards questions. The session will include demonstrations of how different OER collections (College Open Textbooks, Connexions, MERLOT and SoftChalk CONNECT) can be used to find appropriate, quality content. You'll also see OERs in action as Malissa Attebery, Online Instructional Designer at Lone Star College-Online in Texas, demonstrates how she transformed a comprehensive WWII history eText by Henry (Jud) Sage, Professor at Northern Virginia Community College, into an engaging, interactive learning experience.

Wednesday, August 17
12pm PT | 1pm MT | 2pm CT | 3pm ET Register Now -

Open Educational Resources Series, Session 3:
Creating OER: The WHO and the HOW

Who is developing OERs? Who should be? How are they doing it? How can standards allow OER content interoperability? How can standards assure quality? How can I get started? How can I find the tools for creating OER content?

These questions, and more, will be answered by Rob Abel from IMS Global and others. In addition we will discuss different models for developing OER materials and demonstrate various authoring tools for creating OER content. Models for OER development will include work by the math department at the College of the Redwoods. You will also see how Jacque Cain from Tacoma Community College, as part of a Bill and Melinda Gates foundation grant, re-purposed Sherlock Holmes stories to create a full online course in Remedial English.

Wednesday, September 21
12pm PT | 1pm MT | 2pm CT | 3pm ET Register Now -
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