Getting Started with Open Educational Resources: Adoption, Adaption and Authoring
Thursday, 6/29/2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park


Please note: This event was designed to support Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program Awardees who indicated they would like support in OER and Library Resources, however, it is OPEN to ALL Penn State Faculty.  

In support of faculty who are interested in adopting, adapting or authoring Open Education Resources (OER) or incorporating library resources in new or existing courses, The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence and Teaching and Learning with Technology, and the University Libraries will offer a drop-in consultation event on Thursday, June 29th, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in 315 Rider Building. Consultants from the Schreyer Institute (Deena Levy), TLT (Julie Lang), and the PSU Libraries (Torrie Raish and Rebecca Miller) will be available to speak with attendees.  Faculty are free to drop in as their schedules permit.  (Appointments are not required.  However, if you know that you will attend, we ask you please indicate your intention by registering for the event.)

Faculty can receive support in areas such as:

  • Defining course/lesson goals & objectives and selecting appropriate open content to help support them
  • Finding OER to replace course textbooks/high cost materials
  • Adapting existing OER to replace course textbooks/high cost materials
  • Authoiring OER to replace course textbooks/high cost materials
  • Licensing content with a Creative Commons License
  • Creating content in Pressbooks
  • Creating a project planning document to support adoption, adaption, and authoring
  • Methods/tools to share open content/courses
  • Library support in providing full modules that include content for and assessments of information literacy skills
  • Help developing lesson plans and assignments utilizing OER
  • Matching you with a library subject expert who can help you identify free library resources including course reserves and e-books