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Open Educational Resources (OER): Open Education Week Events 2018

This guide provides instructor a basic understanding of Open Educational Resources (OER), including how to find, evaluate, use, and adapt OER materials for their own curriculum.

Faculty Experiences on Teaching with OER Webinar

When: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 | 11:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Main Library, Room 106

The Louisiana Library Network (LOUIS) and CARLI have joined together to bring an exciting webinar on open educational resources (OER) to you during Open Education Week 2018. 

The webinar will feature special guest speaker Lisa Petrides from the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) as the moderator. The panelists include Esteban D. Araya (Western Illinois University), Kelly Black (College of Lake County), Francesca Mellieon-Williams (Southern University), and Mollye Russel (Baton Rouge Community College).

It's perfect for administrators, faculty, and staff interested in learning more about how open education resources can be incorporated into their courses.

Panel Discussion: Faculty and student perspectives on open educational resources

When: Friday, March 9th, 2018 | 3:30 to 5:00pm

Where: Main Library, Room 106

The Library's Scholarly Communication and Publishing Department is hosting an exciting panel discussion on open educational resources (OER) featuring faculty and students.

The panel includes:

  • Jonathan TomkinAssociate Professor, Department of Geology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Director of ESE Online, Associate Director of School of Earth, Society & Environment, and writer and editor of the open textbook Sustainability
  • Hailey Vasquez, Undergraduate Student of History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Editorial Board Member at Large of SourceLab
  • Veronica ParedesAssistant Professor, Department of Media and Cinema Studies and at the Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This event is perfect for faculty who want to know more about the benefits and challenges of developing OER and using open educational practices in their courses.

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About SourceLab

SourceLab offers courses that train students in the history and contemporary practice of documentary editing: the craft of publishing historical sources. SourceLab editions are published open access, using CC-BY licenses, which means they can be easily adapted and reused by other scholars and educators.

About the open access Sustainability textbook


Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation is an open access textbook aimed at first and second-year college students. The content is intended to be useful for both a broad-based introductory class on sustainability and as a useful supplement to specialist courses which wish to review the sustainability dimensions of their areas of study. It is licensed CC-BY, making it easy for other educators to edit and adapt the content to fit their own particular course needs.