WEBINAR 3.28.18 - Lowering the Cost of Course Materials with Free and Open Educational Resources

This webinar will show participants how to use the Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) portal on SkillsCommons so that they can leverage resources and strategies in the design and implementation of their own Affordable Learning Solutions program and improve student success. Participants will learn how to browse the virtual library by subject area, type of resource (e.g., eTextbook, online course, learning module), and Standard Occupational Classification code. They also will learn how to access the portal’s 80+ teaching ePortfolios by faculty from a range of institutions and disciplines who have adopted free and open educational resources (OER). The ePortfolios summarize the OER adopted, the course that used the OER (including its syllabus), and the reasons for adopting it.

Cheryl Martin, Program Manager, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Erin Berg, Community College Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Adult Education

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.workforcegps.org/events/2018/03/12/12/33/Lowering-the-Cost-of-Course-Materials-with-Free-and-Open-Educational-Resources

This webinar is part of a series showcasing strategies and resources developed by community colleges that are of broad interest to educational institutions engaged in career-focused education and training. Topics of upcoming webinars include sustaining grant-funded projects for long-term success and free resources for apprenticeship and work-based learning. Previous topics (available as recordings) explored making industry experts into expert instructors to increase student success, resources for development education using competency-based education, and scaling career pathways in Wisconsin. For more information, please visit: Innovations Leading to Career Success Webinar Series 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 4:00pm