May 31 and June 1, at UMass Amherst : a multi-state collaborative event for new and experienced OER advocates offering the opportunity to learn and share effective practices in awareness building, implementation, collaboration, strategy, and research.
Thursday, May 31: Facilitated conference sessions; collaborate with national OER leaders & colleagues from across the northeast - including faculty, staff, and administrators who have a shared interest in OER.
Friday, June 1: Day of Action. Focused OER workshops to develop your plan of action to achieve the next steps in your OER work.
Teach it your way.
C. Edward Watson was interviewed in a Teaching in Higher Ed podcast about his research when he was at the University of Georgia where he conducted a study about OER and equity.
Quote around the 19-20 minute mark:
“We found that course grades improved at greater rates for nonwhite students and Pell eligible students. In other words, those that we thought that a free textbook would help. Those folks really saw a difference. We also saw significant decreases in DFW rates, a greater rates for nonwhite and Pell eligible students. In fact, looking just at those subgroups, we saw DFW rates drop by a third. So, it really is sort of the notion that that OERs are doing more to make the classroom more equitable, more fair. “