Friday, November 21 • 9:45am - 10:15am
Making the Sausage: The Greasy Process of Scaling OER in Virginia

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A successful OER project is one in which free and openly licensed course materials are not just created but reused. Through a combination of grant initiatives, colleges projects, and individual faculty efforts, the 23 colleges of the VCCS have created over 30 high enrollment courses that carry no textbook costs. However, the real challenge now is building a culture in which these course materials are shared, reused, and maintained.

This presentation will be both a practical guide and cautionary tale for anyone interested in hearing of the trials and tribulations of a large community college system quickly scaling an open culture among heterogeneous institutions in a large, diverse state. The story of OER in Virginia is a good one, but is just beginning.

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Richard Sebastian

Director, OER Degree Initiative, Achieving the Dream
Dr. Richard Sebastian is the Director of Achieving the Dream's OER Degree Initiative, an effort to support colleges across the United States in designing degree programs using open educational resources.Before joining ATD, Richard was the Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies... Read More →

Friday November 21, 2014 9:45am - 10:15am
Crystal Ballroom

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