Beginning Friday, October 22nd, at 3:00 p.m., Leatherby Libraries librarians Doug Dechow and Kristin Laughtin-Dunker will be leading a series of five webinar workshops on Open Educational Resources (OER). This series, aimed at Chapman University faculty, will explore the pedagogical possibilities and cost-saving potential of OER, a topic that Doug and Kristin have presented on before.

This five-part series of online webinar workshops—co-hosted by the Leatherby Libraries and the Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (IETL)—will introduce the OER concept, show you how to identify and adopt OER for your own courses, and share a program that will pay you $50 to write a review of an OER textbook. Whether you’re not sure what OER is or you’re looking for OER for a specific class, join us. Each OER Friday Happy Hour is self-contained so that you can attend any or all sessions. Plus, there will be an additional OER session during the annual Chapman University January Conference on Teaching.

Time & Location: 3:00-4:30pm in the IETL Zoom Room

October 22
November 18
February 18
March 18
April 15

Click on the RSVP button on each of the linked event pages above to sign up. Sign-up links can also be found here.

The organizers of the workshops have created a Canvas den with resources that will complement the workshops themselves. All workshop registrants will have access to the den. If you’re interested in accessing the den but haven’t registered for the workshops yet, you can gain access by completing the OER survey here.

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All full-time faculty in all disciplines are welcome, and part-time faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistant participants are welcome with prior approval from their supervisor. Individual faculty welcome, and departmental groups encouraged.

Image courtesy of IETL.