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Open Education Resources: Upcoming Events

Creator Fest Update

Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the  Coronavirus, all in-person events have been canceled. However, all workshops and build sessions have been moved online.This event is  now completely free to attend and will offer Professional Development  Certificates to those who attend three or more workshops plus at least one build session. More information can be found here.

OER Events

Open Pedagogy with Faculty & Students - April 8th @ 12pm

"Open Pedagogy is a collection of open practices in the classroom made possible by replacing commercial textbooks with open educational resources. These emerging practices enabled by open content licensing (and an open mindset) involve students in making decisions about their own learning experiences and contributing directly to global knowledge to impact not only other students but generate renewable value outside of the classroom." More info can be found here

User-friendly Design with OER - May 6th @ 12pm

"When faculty start using OER, one of the most exciting opportunities is that the open license enables faculty to customize their courses to fit the needs of their students. Lance Hidy (Accessible Media Specialist, Northern Essex Community College) and Kristen Sparrow (Professor, Computer Information Science, Northern Essex Community College) will discuss the theory and practice around Universal Design for Learning, accessibility, and student-centered design as it is applied to OER." More info can be found here 

Sustainability Frameworks and Lessons Learned - June 3rd @ 12PM

"OER sustainability frameworks are intended to help institutions implement open education programs that will extend beyond their initial funding period in order to become a normal part of college operations. These frameworks look beyond just financial resources to the importance of culture and infrastructure as necessary components to sustainable change. Several frameworks will be shared and then a panel of experienced open education leaders will participate in a moderated discussion about these frameworks and lessons they have learned in creating sustainable open education programs at their institutions and organizations." More info can be found here

Affordable Learning Louisiana

Faculty are invited to participate in the LOUIS OER Commons Faculty Cohort Project. Funds are available to support select faculty as they design openly-licensed syllabi using curated content through a supportive peer cohort model. Proposals are due May 4th, 2020 at 11:59 PM. To submit a proposal and access the CFP, click 

Creative Commons Certification







Earn a Certificate on Creative Commons Licensing and add to your Professional Development!

The Certificate is an in-depth course about CC licenses, open practices and the ethos of the Commons. The course is composed of readings, quizzes, discussions, and practical exercises to develop learners’ open skills.This course is open to everyone, from university students and entry-level professionals to experts in the fields of library science and education."

More information and registration can be found here

Important Documents

Please check the NTCC Programs tab for documents related to textbook adoption and grants