Consultation event to support faculty in adopting open educational resources

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In support of faculty members who are interested in adopting, adapting or authoring open educational resources (OER) or incorporating library resources in new or existing courses, the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Teaching and Learning with Technology, and the University Libraries will offer a drop-in consultation event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, in 315 Rider Building.

Consultants Deena Levy from the Schreyer Institute, Julie Lang and Angie Dick from Teaching and Learning with Technology, and Torrie Raish and Rebecca Miller from the University Libraries will be available to speak with attendees. Faculty members are free to attend as their schedules permit.

Faculty can receive support in areas such as:

  • Defining course/lesson goals and objectives and selecting appropriate open content to help support them
  • Finding OER to replace course textbooks/high-cost materials 
  • Adapting existing OER to replace course textbooks/high-cost materials
  • Authoring OER to replace course textbooks/high-cost materials
  • Licensing content with a Creative Commons License
  • Creating content in Pressbooks
  • Creating a project-planning document to support adoption, adaption and authoring 
  • Methods/tools to share open content/courses
  • Matching with a library subject expert who can help identify free library resources, including course reserves and e-books
  • Help developing lesson plans and assignments utilizing OER
  • Library support in providing full modules that include content for and assessments of information literacy skills

While the event was designed to provide Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program awardees with support in OER and library resources, all Penn State faculty members are invited to attend.

Appointments are not required. However, faculty members are asked to indicate their intention to attend by registering for the event at https://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/events.

Last Updated June 14, 2017