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Thursday, November 20 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Merging the original R with the Open 4-Rs - 'wRiting goes OER'

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In an effort to scale the use of OER, the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) has created a strategic initiative, called the Maricopa Millions, with a goal of saving students $5 million in 5 years. A component of this project is an internal grant process, targeting high enrollment courses. Faculty applicants of the grant process are encouraged to submit grant proposals with representatives from multiple MCCCD colleges in the hope that the materials can be used and scaled to multiple colleges. Phase I of the grant process funded the move to OER for English Composition I, English Composition II, and College Preparatory Reading. Support for these faculty was provided through the Maricopa Millions project as well as by campus-based and District-based instructional designers and librarians. In this session, faculty and instructional designers will share the support strategies, pedagogical considerations and the processes used for transforming their courses to open.

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Carol L. Smith

English Faculty, SouthMountain Community College
I teach developmental and first-year composition at South Mountain Community College. Working with students in face-to-face, online, and hybrid /blended environments, I am passionate about topics surrounding e-learning, and open access, rhetoric, linguistics, composition, and best practices for equitable access to and delivery of quality instruction to students. I am also interested in program assessment, reviewing what we do, how we do it... Read More →
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Lisa Young

Faculty Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Scottsdale Community College
I serve Scottsdale Community College as the Instructional Design and Educational Technology faculty member. | | I am passionate about helping our students learn whether it be through excellent instructional design, the use of educational technology to resolve and mitigate instructional needs, and/or providing open educational resources to eliminate barriers to access and provide more relevant and useful learning materials

Thursday November 20, 2014 11:30am - 12:00pm

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