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BBWorld post Blackboard has announced live streaming for select events at BbWorld 2015 Live (free!). From Blackboard: BbWorld 2015 Live features 18 live streaming sessions delivered by K-12, Higher Education, Professional Development and Blackboard leaders. Our Professional Development team is offering two sessions relevant to Military and Government executives. Plus, we’ll have exclusive content for Blackboard Developers and Systems Administrators. The content showcase on BbWorldLive.com offers exclusive on-demand content featuring product demos, case studies and relevant market research. Register at BbWorldLive.com ;  your email credentials will be emailed to you. Don’t forget to add these as professional development, under the Add Your Own category! http://www.bbworldlive.com/  

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Ideas to get faculty involved in OER Make it easy for faculty Identify OER for specific courses and share it with faculty Training in tools Partnerships & mentoring Between OER staff and faculty Between faculty – can they collaborate on resources? e.g., one biology book for all Between faculty and students – can students – or select students – help write or edit some of the OER? Help identify OER? (this can all be part of coursework) GIve them a reason to do it (money, prestige, part of tenure process, etc – money was mentioned several times.) Have a few physical copies (printed) of what an open book actually looks like – they may need to see an actual textbook. Identify appropriate human resources Find innovators and get them on board Get the word out to stakeholders – whoever is making textbook decisions Get support from administration Staffing for OER Notes from the OpenEd Conference in 2014 by the Portal Manager, Robin Fay.   Download (PDF, 246KB)

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