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    Please join Affordable Learning Georgia this Wednesday for the noon webinar – “Open” Your Campus: Advocacy and Campus Planning for Affordable Learning. Many of you are already teaching with affordable resources, but getting your institution or department on-board is a different kind of process involving multiple stakeholders. This event, featuring successful advocacy experiences from two of our Featured Advocates, Mary Jo Fayoyin (Savannah State University) and German Vargas (College of Coastal Georgia), will explore a Campus Action Plan template created by SPARC to make the best connections and gain awareness and interest in affordable resources. Date and Time: October 14, 2015, 12:00pm-1:00pm, EDT Location: Online, Blackboard Collaborate Price: Free Register Now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LPVPPL7 Thank you, Jeff Jeff Gallant ALG Visiting Program Officer for Open Educational Resources University System of Georgia Library Services jeff.gallant@usg.edu  

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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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