Mainstreaming Open Educational Resources
A growing number of high-quality open textbooks and other open educational resources are now available and poised to make a huge impact on the high cost of course materials. Yet new research indicates most college faculty members have low familiarity with OER, despite plans to try it sometime soon. This learning circle discussion will explore and seek answers to questions including: What are the primary obstacles to mainstream use of OER in higher education? Who benefits and who suffers when OER enters the curriculum, and how? What types of programs and initiatives best support OER adoption? What are the pitfalls to avoid? What can we do to ensure the widespread use of OER is both effective and sustainable over time? Join us for a lively discussion hosted by longtime open education visionary David Wiley and "man about open" Nate Angell, both of whom now represent Lumen Learning.