WCET's 29th Annual Meeting
 
Do you have More Questions than Answers about OER?

Speaker
Moderator: Megan Raymond, Assistant Director, Programs and Sponsorship, WCET
Speaker: Francesca Carpenter, Associate Director, Open Educational Resources Degree Initiative, Achieving the Dream
Speaker: Tanya Spilovoy, Director of Open Policy, WCET, WCET
Speaker: Tina Parscal, Executive Director, CCCOnline


Description
Open educational resources hold the promise of reducing costs and aiding in retention and completion. However, as institutions begin to pursue the path towards providing OER textbooks, more questions than answers may emerge. Join this panel and discussion to hear about challenges, lessons learned, and successes with OER. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss their strategies and unanswered questions. Perspectives include Tanya Spilovoy, WCET Director of Open Policy leads the Z Initiative focused on OER Policy, Practice and Implementation for states, systems, and institutions; Tina Parscal, Executive Director of Colorado Community Colleges Online who is investigating the implementation of OER, and Achieving the Dream which has a successful OER network impacting Community Colleges across the U.S.

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