News and Updates
Takeaways From the NACS Faculty Watch 2020 Survey OER Takeaways 38% percent of faculty used some form of OER during the past 12 months 41% of faculty plan to use OER in the next 12 months 60% of all faculty were at least moderately familiar with OER 13% said they had never heard of openContinue reading “Takeaways From the NACS Faculty Watch 2020 Survey”
Helping Students Tackle Disinformation Michael A. Caulfield’s web literacy guide, Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers, provides fun and effective strategies for students to evaluate information they find on the web such as how to fact-check, tracing viral images, and more. The recent “Teaching” newsletter in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights Caulfield’s open text andContinue reading “Helping Students Tackle Disinformation”
The OER Steering Committee is pleased to announce that we’re supporting registration for 55 faculty to attend the OpenEd 2020 conference. November 9-13. All online. (Sigh.) https://openeducationconference.org We are inviting: Eight (8) classroom faculty from EACH division. Six 9-month faculty from Counseling (3) and from the Library (3). And one faculty member from Continuing Ed. Adjunct faculty are welcome! To submit your interestContinue reading “OpenEd 2020!”
The OER Steering committee is inviting applications for OER grants for COD Faculty! Read all the details on the Support page. Here’s a quick explainer:
September 28 at 3:00 p.m. Jennifer Kelley, librarian and faculty professional development coordinator, is hosting a 50-minute discussion of a recent article in Scholarly Teacher: Using Open Education Resources to Enhance Student Engagement. COD Faculty should register for this discussion in Cornerstone to get the zooooom link. Contact Jenn for more details!
The application period for the U.S. Open Textbooks Pilot program is now open. State entities and consortia of higher ed institutions can apply for part of $6M funding, minimum 500K, maximum 2M. The focus is on high enrollment programs; participation of community colleges and minority-serving institutions is encouraged. Read a great summary of the applicationContinue reading “Federal Grants Program”
This is the brand-new website for the Open program at COD. With a blog that does fancy things like connecting to social media. 🙂
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