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Fall 2017 NEFDC Conference

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Friday, November 17, 2017

The OER Initiative: Working Towards Availability, Accessibility, and Affordability

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  • OpenCon 2017 Panel on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Open
    OpenCon 2017 Panel Presentation Panelists: Denisse Albornoz, Siko Bouterse, Mboa Nkoudou Thomas, Tara Robertson. Notes on this session available at: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Open Research and Open Education
    Posted on November 13, 2017
  • Inside Higher Ed 11/01/2017 — OER: Bigger Than Affordability
    Thoughtful reflections on the diminishing federal and state support of higher ed which leads to private interests taking hold on campuses ($$$), increases in costs for students ($$$), and how faculty are now engaging in many ways to help students get that education AND still have a bed to sleep in and food to eat. […]
    Posted on November 1, 2017
  • Focus on Open Access 2017 – Events
      UConn Celebrates Open Access Week Posted on October 13, 2017 by Jean Nelson The current system for communicating research is rooted in a print-based system, even though we are in the digital age. This conventional model does not take advantage of the extraordinary new possibilities for how researchers can create, share, and access scholarship. Here at […]
    Posted on October 23, 2017
  • Open: so much more than saving money
    From the Digital Pedagogy Lab written by two intensely open engaged writers, Rajiv Jhangiani and Robin DeRosa. When faculty use OER, we aren’t just saving a student money on textbooks: we are directly impacting that student’s ability to enroll in, persist through, and successfully complete a course. In other words, we are directly impacting that […]
    Posted on June 21, 2017

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