Workshops and Events

Session goals

  • Understanding the distinctions between traditional and Creative Commons Copyright
  • Discovering OER materials in your subject area
  • Hands-on discovery

SUNY and CUNY have a strong history of openness and instructional innovation, including the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) to provide measurable impact on student success.

This year invites a large scale-up of OER thanks to the Excelsior Scholarship, which includes with its 2017-18 funding “$8 million to provide open educational resources, including e-books, to students at SUNY and CUNY colleges to help defray the prohibitive cost of textbooks.”

These workshops invite faculty, librarians, instructional designers, administrators, and other campus stakeholders to explore the possibilities of Open Educational Resources more deeply.

All skill and comfort levels with both OER and campus technology are welcome.

Upcoming Workshops

October 2018
09 October 2018

Innovative Practices with OER: Using OHM and Waymaker to Improve Student Success

Entry Sign for Niagara County Community College

Join us for an afternoon of technology, pedagogy, and open educational resources. Led by the team from Lumen Learning and SUNY OER Services, you will learn about Lumen’s partnership with SUNY and the innovative OER courseware available at no cost to you or your students.

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16 October 2018
Empire State College Saratoga Springs, 113 West Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
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Empire State College – Saratoga Springs Campus

Empire State College

This workshop invites faculty, librarians, instructional designers, administrators, and other campus stakeholders to explore the possibilities of Open Educational Resources more deeply.

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December 2018
30 December 2018

SUNY OER Community Course – Fall 2018 Online Series

Community Course Badge Collection

OPEN THROUGHOUT FALL '18: Six independent mini-courses allow you to focus on specifically the aspect of OER that most appeals to your interests. Content is designed to serve the needs of faculty, librarians, instructional designers, and others across SUNY who are teaching or supporting OER efforts on their campus.

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Other OER Events

Open Education Southern Symposium

Open Education Southern Symposium University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AK October 1-2, 2018 Call for proposals currently open until 5/31. Full schedule will be available mid- to late-July.   Additional Information and Registration Here

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OpenEd Conference

October 10-12, 2018 15th Annual Open Education Conference Niagara Falls, NY Learn more about the conference and register here: https://openedconference.org/2018/   Cover image "Niagara Falls" by Rosalba Tarazona, CC BY SA

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The Library is Open: Academic Libraries Conference

The Library is Open: Academic Libraries Conference Empire State Library Network Ithaca, NY October 11-12, 2018 "Trends in higher education are introducing open learning, Open Educational Resources (OERs), educational commons, and other notions of openness ... Read More

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