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Tuesday, March 22nd 2:00 PM EDT Find out how to transform a textbook and the positive impact open educational resources (OERs) have on student’s retention, completion, satisfaction, success and their wallets! After being awarded the Textbook Transformation Grant, Dr. Tamara Powell and four other faculty members at Kennesaw State University created a free, open textbook for their students. The textbook is online and interactive, created using SoftChalk and is available anywhere for anyone in the world to use. Just by using this textbook in their classrooms, Dr. Powell and faculty are saving their students $55,000 from the student debt load each year, and you could too! More success means faster graduation, fewer student loans and less student debt. Register now to learn more. Still not convinced? Check out the savings that Kennesaw State University has had for all of their students over the past year transforming their textbooks. We look forward to seeing you at the webinar! The SoftChalk Team www.softchalk.com www.softchalkcloud.com Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Check out the SoftChalk Talk Blog

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A few notes from the recent OER webinar from Affordable Learning GA Implementation Getting started with OER – how to craft a syllabus Include a statement of how OER is utilized Create multiple, visible access points Identify and publicize print options Ensure full text navigation Create tutorials Create navigation elements ..an overview of E-core Increased options – online, short & full classes ; first 2 years of undergrad; transfer potential 8 week session option Decreased tuition (169$) per per credit hour utilizes OERs and MOOCs Focus on nontraditional – military, adult learner, join/dual high school enrollment (new) OER increases retention for ecore from 2005: 65% to 2014: 87% Implementing Chemistry 1 & 2 for Fall 2015 6 month process to rewrite curriculum to match open textbook (openstax) Instructional designer working with 4 faculty to rewrite curriculum and create supplemental material for 2 classes Highly customized – very important to customize content Instructional Designer builds class Chemistry I & II OpenStax includes testbanks & exercises Instructional designer maps OER to curriculum; faculty create supplemental content like exercises Tutorial/training session to students about how to use ebooks (loaded in LMS; created by ecore staff) Advantages of OER Joint/Dual enrollment in Georgia is…

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