PDA Watch Party: Open Illinois: Advancing Statewide OER Efforts

Monday, December 12, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Nicole Swanson, Elizabeth Clarage, and Michele Leigh are pleased to invite you to a Watch Party of their recorded session "Open Illinois: Advancing Statewide OER Efforts" in which they provide strategies and methods utilized by the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) to advance OER efforts across diverse academic institutions. Shared is CARLI's approach to building a statewide OER community by providing centralized support that can serve as a model to others growing their own programs. Learn about CARLI's focus on building expertise and cross-institutional collaborations through continuing education opportunities, a central repository Open Illinois on OER Commons, and Illinois SCOERs (Support for the Creation of Open Educational Resources) Grant, funded by the Open Textbooks Pilot Grant received from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) at the U.S. Department of Education.

By attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand ways to support diverse institutions in a statewide OER program
  • Identify how to build statewide expertise for program sustainability
  • Adapt approaches to nurture a statewide OER community
  • Identify tactics to encourage inter-institutional collaboration

At the conclusion of the Watch Party, Nicole Swanson, Elizabeth Clarage, and Michele Leigh will hold a discussion session during which you are welcome to share any questions you have, suggest new initiatives, and elaborate on what initiatives you are undertaking at your institution/consortia.

Register for this event.

Sponsored by CARLI