September 25 OER Adopter Communities: the Sustainability Factor in Open Education

September 12, 2012

Please join us September 25, 1:00 pm Eastern to hear how three successful OER adoption projects Adopt Share Plant Imagebuilt sustainable communities of faculty and staff to customize open textbooks and open educational resources to lower costs and better meet the needs of students at their colleges.  Presenters from the Kaleidoscope Project at College of the Redwoods, Cuyahoga Community College, and Scottsdale Community College will talk about their challenges and achievements in finding, evaluating, and adapting high-quality OER to replace high cost publisher textbooks.

Danielle Budzick, Interim Director of Faculty Development, Adjunct Business Instructor & Linda Glassburn, Assistant Professor Business & IT at Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio.   Danielle and Linda worked with the other Business Communications instructors at Cuyahoga college to adopt an open textbook from Flat World Knowledge and revise it to meet college learning outcomes.

• Geoff Cain, Director of Distance Education at College of the Redwoods in California and an instructional designer on the Kaleidoscope Next Generation Learning Grant.  Geoff worked with Biology Instructor Wendy Riggs to find and adapt open educational resources to improve student learning outcomes and replace publisher textbooks.

Dr Donna Gaudet, Developmental Math Professor at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona.  Donna and her colleagues in the Math Department have been finding and adapting open textbooks and open educational resources for over two year to improve student understanding of developmental math and replace their former expensive curriculum.


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  1. For uni students, it will be great to replace high cost publisher textbooks with customized open textbooks. I hope Open Textbook will be soon adopted by Australian universities after TextbookFair campaign. What are the main challenges of adopting Open Textbooks that you have so far?

  2. […] If you’re looking for a great webinar to attend on Open Educational Resource (OER) adoptions, check out this one by the College Community Consortium for Open Educational Resources.  Our own Danielle Budzick will be sharing about Cuyahoga Community College’s adoption of a Flat…. […]

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