News and Updates

News and Updates

Student Stories

Students! We want to hear your thoughts about textbooks. Record a video or submit a brief essay using your google account and your email address. You’ll be entered into a drawing for a $100.00 Follett gift card! Deadline is May 10 at Midnight!

Takeaways From the NACS Faculty Watch 2020 Survey

Takeaways From the NACS Faculty Watch 2020 Survey OER Takeaways 38% percent of faculty used some form of OER during the past 12 months41% of faculty plan to use OER in the next 12 months 60% of all faculty were at least moderately familiar with OER13% said they had never heard of open educational resources

Helping Students Tackle Disinformation

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 and…

OpenEd 2020!

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.) 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 interest…

Faculty Grants Announcement

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:

Scholarly Teacher Conversation

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!

Federal Grants Program

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 application…

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