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Thursday, April 26 • 10:55 - 11:20
Developing OER Degree Pathways in the US and Canada

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Learn about three large-scale implementations of OER degrees in the United States and Canada. OER-based degrees provide students pathways to a degree or credential with no textbook costs. These pathways are also called “Zero-Textbook-Cost degrees” in the United States or Zed Cred in Canada. Courses in a specific program use OER as instructional materials and are aligned to provide students a clear pathway from start to finish of a program. OER pathways are gaining in popularity particularly at community colleges where registering for these courses can save students up to 25% on the cost of attendance for a 2-year degree. Students following a guided pathway complete their educational degrees more quickly resulting in less costs. Developing an OER degree builds institutional capacity for designing clearer and more efficient pathways to credentials and better connecting student learning outcomes to curriculum and pedagogy. Project directors from initiatives across the United States, in California, and in British Columbia will share updates and describe lessons learned to date.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Coolidge

Amanda Coolidge

Senior Manager of Open Education, BCcampus
Amanda Coolidge is the Senior Manager of Open Education at BCcampus. She leads the BC Open Textbook Project as well as the Open Education initiatives in the province of British Columbia, Canada. The BCcampus Open Education team produces Open Educational Resources (OER) – textbooks... Read More →
avatar for James Glapa-Grossklag

James Glapa-Grossklag

Dean, Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning, College of the Canyons
James Glapa-Grossklag is the Dean of Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning at College of the Canyons (California, USA). He directs the statewide CCC DECT grant and also co-coordinates Technical Assistance for the CCC Zero Textbook Cost grant program. James... Read More →
avatar for Richard Sebastian

Richard Sebastian

Director, OER Degree Initiative, Achieving the Dream
Dr. Richard Sebastian is the Director of Achieving the Dream's OER Degree Initiative, an effort to support colleges across the United States in designing degree programs using open educational resources.Before joining ATD, Richard was the Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies... Read More →



Thursday April 26, 2018 10:55 - 11:20
Classroom 1

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