Faculty and Student Panel on Open Educational Resources Planned March 7

A panel of WSU faculty members and students who have used open educational resources (OERs) in their courses will be held from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in Lighty Student Services Building 405. The presentation will also be streamed at https://li.wsu.edu/streaming/.

Open textbooks in the Ruth Slonim New Books Area in Terrell Library.

Panelists include Kate Watts (English, member of the WSU President’s Teaching Academy), Myiah Hutchens (Murrow College of Communication), Carrie Cuttler (Psychology) and Colleen McMahon (ASWSU, director of University Affairs). Watts, Hutchens and Cuttler all participated in the Affordable Learning Project in 2016-17—an effort funded by a Student Success Seed Grant to revise courses to feature zero- to low-cost materials.

OERs are educational materials that are freely available and openly licensed for reuse by other students, instructors and the general public. OERs are being seen as a potential solution for the sharp rise in the cost of educational materials—and as a means of engaging students more deeply in their courses.

The panel is part of a series of faculty-led workshops sponsored by WSU Academic Outreach and Innovation and WSU Libraries.