Proposal Title

Asynchronous: Breaking Barriers to Embrace Open Educational Resources

Presentation Type

Long asynchronous

Proposal Website

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n-bxCX6gi_gWo6_hAPhzzAJtxLBVawhl/view

Start Date

16-2-2021 5:00 PM

End Date

28-2-2021 12:00 AM

Proposal Abstract

Open educational resources are free for students and instructors and are increasingly important for reducing cost barriers for student accessing education and for instructors who wish to use current and adaptable resources in their teaching. With the huge shift to online precipitated by the COVID 19 pandemic, OER has been more important and more heavily used than ever. From an instructors experience, there are however some barriers to using OER. We, the presenters, hope to outline experiences, opportunities and supports for new users of OER. The presentation begins with a short introduction of what OER is, the different types, and a rationale for its use. Next we will outline a road map for integrating OER and supports for this at both TRU and BC Campus. We will provide some personal insights on possible pathways to OER: where to start, how to get there, how to get help, how to get funding, etc. We will share our own experiences (the good, the bad and the ugly) in OER adoption, adaption and creation. Lastly we invite anyone with any questions to please contact us by email and we will help direct you as best we can.

Statement

Our presentation fits the theme of “Beyond Barriers: OER” because it is about reducing barriers to faculty use of OER in their classes.

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Feb 16th, 5:00 PM Feb 28th, 12:00 AM

Asynchronous: Breaking Barriers to Embrace Open Educational Resources

Open educational resources are free for students and instructors and are increasingly important for reducing cost barriers for student accessing education and for instructors who wish to use current and adaptable resources in their teaching. With the huge shift to online precipitated by the COVID 19 pandemic, OER has been more important and more heavily used than ever. From an instructors experience, there are however some barriers to using OER. We, the presenters, hope to outline experiences, opportunities and supports for new users of OER. The presentation begins with a short introduction of what OER is, the different types, and a rationale for its use. Next we will outline a road map for integrating OER and supports for this at both TRU and BC Campus. We will provide some personal insights on possible pathways to OER: where to start, how to get there, how to get help, how to get funding, etc. We will share our own experiences (the good, the bad and the ugly) in OER adoption, adaption and creation. Lastly we invite anyone with any questions to please contact us by email and we will help direct you as best we can.

https://digitalcommons.library.tru.ca/tpc/2021/program/13