Following the success of the Florida Virtual Campus’ Open Educational Resources Summit last February, FLVC is excited to announce the next OER Summit for February 27 – 28, 2019, at the Sheraton Orlando North in Orlando, FL. The Summit is designed for attendees to learn how to identify, modify, and design OER, with the goal of implementation at their college or university.
“This Summit is an opportunity for faculty and librarians to explore how they can become OER leaders on their campuses,” said Elijah Scott, Executive Director of the Florida Academic Library Association at FLVC. “Attendees will get in-depth exposure to OER strategies, resources, and tools necessary for a successful campus OER initiative.”
In February 2018, Florida Virtual Campus hosted a multi-day OER Summit which brought together recognized experts in OER to share their thoughts and experiences with hundreds of Summit attendees from across Florida interested in learning more about OER and how to incorporate OER into their curriculum and even more broadly across their institutions. This year’s Summit will focus on the nuts and bolts of establishing and sustaining a successful, campus level OER initiative.
Registration for this year’s Summit is open; the cost is $150 per attendee. For more information regarding the summit or to register, visit flvc.org/OERsummit.
Open educational resources are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning and research purposes. Educators are finding that when they adopt OER, their students can more actively engage in knowledge sharing and class discussions because every student has the resources needed from day one. One state-funded resource for storing and sharing OER is the Orange Grove, an online collection of textbooks and educational materials available to Florida students for free. There, students can find textbooks for a range of courses, from English Composition to Oceanography to Precalculus.