OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Friday, October 13 • 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Are You Listening? Student Voices about OER

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At West Hills College in Lemoore, California, two instructors in sociology and psychology implemented a survey asking students about their experiences using OER textbooks and course materials. Students provided video testimonials (available on YouTube) with feedback concerning resources published by OpenStax. The study included both quantitative and qualitative measures and shows results regarding student success, learning, accessibility, quality, and use of OER.

West Hills College Lemoore (WHCL) is located in Central California and is one of two colleges in the West Hills Community College District (WHCCD). The college serves approximately 6,400 students and is a federal designated Hispanic serving institution offering programs designed to assist first generation and low income Hispanic students.

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Vera Kennedy

Sociology Instructor, West Hills College Lemoore
Sociology Instructor, WHCL and CSU Fresno Sociology Editorial Board, Merlot OER Co-chair, WHCL Experience with OER adoption, curriculum design, instruction, Canvas/Blackboard course shell creation, student evaluations, and peer review.

Friday October 13, 2017 3:00pm - 3:25pm PDT
Terrace A - C