Supporting OER Programs at Scale at Your Institution

Wednesday, October 16 | 10:45AM–11:30AM CT | W190b, Level 1
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
The OER Degree Initiative enabled 38 US community colleges to lower costs and improve educational experiences for students by building pathways of courses using freely available, openly licensed instructional materials. Achieving the Dream and evaluation partners SRI and rpkGROUP will share the academic and financial outcomes of this ambitious project.

Outcomes: Gain insight into the potential benefits and challenges of OER degree implementation * Identify effective strategies for implementing these programs * Understand the overall costs and ROI of OER degree programs


  • Francesca Carpenter

    Associate Director, OER Degree Initiative , Achieving the Dream, Inc
  • Donna Desrochers

    Associate, rpkGROUP
  • Rebecca Griffiths

    Senior Principal Education Research, SRI International
  • Richard Sebastian

    Director of Open and Digital Learning, Achieving the Dream, Inc