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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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Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free and open webinar on best practices for Faculty Development to promote OER adoption.   Two librarians who are leading efforts in their states to inform and inspire faculty to adopt OER will be featured. Open Oregon is a project of the Oregon’s community colleges focused on reducing textbooks costs and open education is gaining momentum as an innovative and long-term solution to the problem. Amy Hofer is the statewide coordinator of these efforts and works with all 17 community colleges in Oregon to help promote these efforts through faculty development and sharing resources centrally. Lansing Community College held its first OER Summit in fall of 2015.  With support from their Provost,  Regina Gong and her team organized a statewide event for Michigan community college featuring OER thought leaders from many organizations including CCCOER and also faculty from Lansing Community College.  It was an important event to inform and advocate for using open educational resources to reduce costs and expand faculty’s curriculum choices. Date: Wed, February 10, 
Time: 10 am PST, 1:00 pm EST
 Featured Speakers: Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services, Open Oregon Regina Gong, Manager of Library Technical Services and Systems, Lansing Community College Participant Login Information: No pre-registration is necessary.  Please use…

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Here are a few webinars and webinar archives to check out. Don’t forget to add them to your professional development hours! Blackboard (Higher Ed) http://www.blackboard.com/blackboard-insights.aspx?market=higher%20education&type=event&webinar Microsoft Office – 15 minute webinars – https://blogs.office.com/featured_topics/office-15-minute-webinars/ Softchalk http://softchalk.com/learn-more/webinars/webinar-calendar/ OER Affordable Learning Ga http://www.affordablelearninggeorgia.org/events/training CCCOER http://oerconsortium.org/spring-2016-webinars/ Higher ED CTL Speaker Archives http://ctl.uga.edu/pages/archive USG Faculty Development Series http://www.usg.edu/facultydevelopment/faculty_development/itunes_u_archives

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Jump-Starting Success with Open Educational Resources: The Lumen Model for OER-based Courses and Support Through years of collaboration with faculty and institutions, Lumen Learning has developed not only a growing catalog of road-tested courses designed using open educational resources, but also an engagement approach that helps institutions make a sustained impact with OER. This webinar shares how we develop OER courses and support institutions and faculty through the processes of course adoption, customization and continuous improvement. Gain insight into Lumen’s support model, pricing, and strategies we recommend to help students, faculty and institutions realize the full benefits of OER. When: Tuesday 10/27/2015, 11-12 ET/8-9 PT Presenter: Julie Curtis, VP Strategy & Communications, Lumen Learning Register: Jump-Starting Success with Open Educational Resources: The Lumen Model for OER-based Courses and Support   High Impact OER Courses: Accounting Due to the double-whammy of high commercial textbook costs and historically low passing rates, Accounting has been high on the OER wish-list for many institutions and faculty members. This webinar showcases Lumen’s new Financial Accounting and previews Managerial Accounting, the products of extensive collaboration and effort to improve the learning experience and student success in this foundational course sequence. Bring your questions about customizable OER course…

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Free OER webinar: —————————————— Curious about how OER initiatives through the repository can save students money? Please join us for a free webinar exploring how open access textbooks in Portland State’s PDXScholar saved thousands of dollars for students! Register below: Webinar: Inside an Open Educational Resource Initiative: PDX Open at Portland State University Date/time: Thursday, 11/5 at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9085201177789281026   As the rising cost of textbooks continues to burden students, some libraries have begun to facilitate the creation and sharing of Open Educational Resources. At Portland State University, Digital Initiatives Coordinator Karen Bjork has worked with faculty on campus to publish five new open textbooks in their repository, PDXScholar, all as part of a Provost-backed initiative. The initiative aligns with their institutional mission of better serving the student body: in their first term of use, the open textbooks saved students nearly $24,000!   Over the course of the presentation, Karen will discuss the Provost’s initiative and how the library continues to work with faculty to create open resources. She’ll also go over some of the specific workflows they’ve used and provide best practices for those interested in working with their own faculty on OER.

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Webinar: Inside an Open Educational Resource Initiative: PDX Open at Portland State University Date/time: 11/5/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9085201177789281026   Webinar: Closing the Gaps in Faculty Services: Repository Innovations at EIU Date/time: 12/3/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6594120146109300482   Webinar: Demystifying Data:  Five Easy Steps to Get Your Data Program Started Now Date/time: 12/10/2015, 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8503986137207388162 If  you are unable to attend any of these, please contact outreach@bepress.com and we’d be happy to follow up with a recording.  We hope you can join us!

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This is a great overview of creative commons. Need more help? Check out these great resources! Searching by rights: Searching by rights: Creative Commons search: http://search.creativecommons.org/ DPLA (all formats, some public domain): http://dp.la/ Internet archive (all formats; some public domain; can limit to rights via advanced searching, https://archive.org/advancedsearch.php ): http://archive.org ; Georgia related items http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/iadl_search.html Library of Congress (all formats; some works in public domain) : http://catalog.loc.gov/ Open Access library: http://www.oalib.com/ University of Montana list of public domain (books, manuscripts, music, maps, visual art) http://libguides.lib.umt.edu/content.php?pid=119432&sid=1042278

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Search collections by format Books CTL’s Evolving list https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lT13shffVXVqVODqm0crC5fHupRjtoypoaN5jZw1ILY/edit Affordable Learning Georgia http://www.affordablelearninggeorgia.org/find_textbooks/open_textbooks Amazon Kindle Public Domain books: http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?node=154606011&p_15=public%20domain Georgia Download Destination : http://gadd.lib.overdrive.com/EC22239B-CAE9-4F57-AAF0-CA4160193BB5/10/50/en/PublicDomainCollection.htm Google books (some public domain) http://books.google.com/ ; to limit searching to public domain: http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search ; choose “Full view only” under Search.   HathiTrust http://www.hathitrust.org/ ; Georgia related publications from the HathiTrust : http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/hathidl_search.html OpenStax http://openstaxcollege.org Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/ Audio books Librivox, https://librivox.org/ Images & Film Library of Congress’s list of Public Domain film resources http://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/pubdomain.html New York Times Public Domain Archives http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Public_Domain_Images_from_the_New_York_Times Wikipedia Public Domain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_resources Wikimedia http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page ; New York Times public domain photographs  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Public_Domain_Images_from_the_New_York_Times Smithsonian Public Domain photographs (on Flickr) https://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian Music (licensed under creative commons) CCMixter http://ccmixter.org/ Jamendo https://www.jamendo.com/en/welcome Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/ Journals: DOAJ, Directory of Open Access Journals http://doaj.org/ Edx Wikipedia list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open-access_journals

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It’s OpenAccess Week and here at Athens Technical College we are building a community of openness. You can read more about OER and our efforts to build a Community of Open below. CTL Curated Open Resources Presentations Free on the Internet (CTL Presentation; Professional Development Seminar) http://goo.gl/sXVXy5 Open Access White Paper http://goo.gl/x6tDgJ Open Education Resources http://goo.gl/KZ7Bex CTL Open Access Week 2014 Resources http://goo.gl/ncJFjS This document http://goo.gl/5HVfXq What is Open? Open focuses on free, unrestricted online access to content created by users (faculty, students, trainers, teachers, researchers, scientists, everybody!)  Open is an entire movement which includes Opensource software, Open Data, Open Textbooks, Open Educational Resources, and much more. Open content can be reused, shared, and often, modified. Although Public Domain content which has no copyright is often included in Open resources, copyright content is also included if it is licensed for use, such as under a Creative Commons license, which makes it easy to determine usage and citation policy (attribution). Examples may be educational (Open Educational Resources aka OER, like lesson plans and course content in OER Commons), research oriented (e.g., journals in the DOJA), images such as those shared via social media and licensed for sharing and reuse,   public…

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