Open Education Resources (OER)
Social networks, the Internet, and other knowledge-sharing technologies have shown great potential in recent years for education and pedagogical methods. Lane seeks to transform lives by learning through increasing access to knowledge, improving the quality of course materials, and promoting the professional development of Lane faculty in the development of open educational resources.
Current OER projects include the award-winning OER Faculty Fellowship, which has saved students $326,400 a year in textbook costs (and counting)!
"Ditching Textbooks: The OER Faculty Fellowship at Lane Community College" - Winter 2013; Presentation given by Jen Klaudinyi at Online Northwest
CCCOER Interviews with Community College Leaders - Fall 2012; Interview with Jen Klaudinyi about the OER Faculty Fellowship
OER and Lane - Spring 2010; Presentation given by James Manning and Jeremy Riel; An overview of the history, research, and adoption of open educational resources (OERs) at Lane Community College.
"The Promise of Open Education" - Lane OER Team Report, Spring 2010
The impetus for exploring open educational resources at Lane stems from the lack of textbook affordability. Seeking alternatives to expensive course materials, the Associated Students of Lane Community College expressed interest in forming a work group to identify and develop open educational resources for implementation in Lane classrooms.
Open educational resources (OERs) are those which are flexibly managed under an open license by the author(s), allowing anyone to freely move, change, remove, or add content as suits an instructor's personal method, interests, or course goals. These resources are generally available free of charge and distributed freely over the Internet and a variety of distributors or repositories.
OER Project Goals:
- Identify and collect OERs available to college instructors
- Assess the viability and quality of OERs for college-level education
- Promote the use of OERs among instructors at Lane
- Increase ease of use of OERs among instructors
- To be at the forefront of research and development in the potential improvement to education through technology, fulfilling Lane's obligation as a member of the League of Innovation
- Develop a pilot OER implementation for actual use in Lane Community College courses beginning fall 2010
- Encourage the development of OERs by Lane faculty and improve professional development opportunities
- Foster a culture of open knowledge, affordable course materials, and sharing at both Lane and in higher education as an industry
Contact: Jen Klaudinyi; email@example.com; 5357