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

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Thursday, October 12 • 9:45am - 10:10am
Table 18 - Using OER in Political Science

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Many faculty have highly relevant experience in this dynamic field. OER offers the unique ability to provide up-to-date information to students and improve on the out-of-date information often provided by the textbook publishers.

I will discuss and demonstrate how faculty can build upon available OER materials and provide additional insight (E.g., Enlightenment philosophy's influence on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and Technological and Regional Security Challenges) in their teaching materials. Since many publishers are now providing engagement, testing and presentation materials, I will also discuss the need for faculty committed to OER to develop (or identify) engagement, testing, and presentation materials to encourage widespread adoption of OER materials.

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Jim Tuite

Associate Instructor, Central Virginia Community College
Creating OER political science courses. Background Prior to joining the faculty at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC), he was the National Security Advisor to the President pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate and the majority staff director of the U.S. Senate National Security... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 9:45am - 10:10am PDT
Royal Ballroom