Taking Your OER Program to the Next Level

ACRL/NY members, please join the Open Access Discussion Group [acrlny.org] for an event on OERs May 17, 2019 from 3 to 4 pm at Mercy Manhattan.

Five years ago City Tech Library launched our OER initiative to provide faculty with the opportunity to replace traditional textbooks with curated cost-free / OER course materials publicly accessible via the college’s open-source digital platform, the OpenLab. With new grant funding from NY State beginning in September 2017, the program has quickly expanded. This event will provide an introduction to our faculty programming, and will discuss the successes, failures, and lessons learned. Participants will learn how our programming has evolved to support faculty to create OERs that are usable, and accessible, in addition to covering important, often thorny overarching concepts about open educational resources including copyright, Creative Commons licenses, and fair use. Cailean will share some of the learning materials developed to help faculty become more comfortable with conceptual and practical aspects of OER. Participants will get a chance to test drive resources for themselves.

This event is free and open to current members of ACRL/NY only. Become a member! [acrlny.org] Not sure if you are a current member? Contact sbaschnikw@oldwestbury.edu.

When: May 17, 2019, 3-4 PM

Where: Mercy Manhattan, 66 W 35th St, New York, NY, Room 723 directions [mercy.edu]

RSVP by May 14:  https://forms.gle/AtptPrfxWtDrCjXR6

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