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

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Wednesday, October 11 • 3:00pm - 3:25pm
The Critical Role of Faculty in Growing Your OER Initiative

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In today's world of higher education, everyone is being asked to do much more with much less. So when members of Northern Essex Community College's Textbook Task Force decided to launch a pilot Open Educational Resources initiative, we knew having support at every level was critical to its success. In this presentation, we will share with you our process for a campus-wide acceptance of OER and the important role early adopters played in the fast growth of the OER movement at NECC.

A brief overview of NECC's OER project will be shared, which outlines a significant return on investment with student savings of more than $815,000 in a few short years. The focus of the presentation will be on the faculty role in securing funding, motivating other faculty to get involved, creating partnerships and sharing resources. The mindset change that occurred in most cases will also be discussed because what started as a way to save students money has truly changed the way many of our faculty are teaching and more importantly, how our students are learning.

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Jody Carson

Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Education, Northern Essex Community College
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Sue Tashjian

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Northern Essex Community College
Sue Tashjian is the Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Online Learning at Northern Essex Community College where she provides leadership for NECC’s Adopt Open project. She is co-chair of the Massachusetts DHE’s OER Advisory Council and is a member of the core planning... Read More →

Wednesday October 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:25pm PDT