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Thursday, April 21 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Open Educational Resources: Reducing Textbook Costs in Oregon and Building Partnerships

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Oregon is building momentum on the issue of textbook cost reduction with the implementation of Open Education Resources (OER). Oregon community colleges hired an OER coordinator, and Oregon House Bill 2871 provides OER funding for Oregon universities and community colleges. In addition, Open Oregon has funded OER projects that partner high school, community college, and university faculty to create OER courses. This session will look at how community college librarians facilitate the integration of OER by collaborating with faculty and other institutions. This session will also explore more ways librarians can increase the textbook savings goodness while strengthening relationships between K-12, community college, and university partners. Join this session to brainstorm ways that OER may become a bridge to accessible, affordable education from kindergarten to college graduation.

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Michele DeSilva

Deschutes Public Library
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Jackie Ray

Director, Library and Media Services, Blue Mountain Community College
I like to call myself a passionate information literacy advocate! Wait, what does that really mean? For me, this means creating an environment where curiosity, exploration, discovery and the transformative qualities of learning can take place! This encompasses everything from a... Read More →
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john schoppert

Director of Library Services, Columbia Gorge Community College
Library administrator committed to student access and success through progressive action and innovation. OER partner. Baker of Challah.


Thursday April 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Convention Center, Cascade E