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Thursday, November 20 • 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Desirable Disruption: Replicate the Z-Degree

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Few community colleges are pushing the envelope to expose the full impact of OER on teaching and learning. While there are numerous OER efforts underway, this session will provide a synopsis of key components in scaling an OER effort from a single course to an entire degree. The Z-Degree is amplifying the power of OER to improve student success not only through increased access and affordability, but also by enhanced teaching efficiency and effectiveness. The foundation of the Z-Degree is the ability to focus, analyze, augment and evolve course materials directly aligned with a courses learning outcomes. This session will share how the Z-Degree model can be replicated in a way that is scalable, encompassing a single course or an entire degree, while remaining flexible enough to engage both full-time and adjunct Faculty in online, hybrid, or traditional courses.

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Daniel DeMarte

Vice President for Academic Affairs & CAO, Tidewater Community College
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Linda S. Williams

Professor, Tidewater Community College
Business Professor Linda Williams has become the face of TCC’s Textbook Free Degree. She’s been featured in countless articles and television interviews about the cutting edge program that enables TCC business students to earn an entire degree while spending zero funds for textbooks. | | “It is amazing to be the first accredited institution of higher learning to offer a fully OER-based degree,” said Williams. “While we see the... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Virginia Ballroom

Attendees (55)