In partnership with the PASCAL SC Affordable Learning initiative, the University of South Carolina is celebrating Open Education Week 2022 with webinars and information on open education, accessibility, and more. The sessions below are offered at no cost, but registration is required and seats are limited.
Discover and Use Open Educational Resources
Monday, March 7
12 – 12:50 p.m.
Learn how OER can save your students money and boost student success! Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching tools that can be customized by faculty and freely accessed by students. This webinar will provide an overview of OER and other affordable course materials. Participants will learn to locate and evaluate OER and to interpret re-use permissions. In addition, attendees will discover techniques and resources for modifying and creating open course content. Register online.
Accessibility Best Practices for Course Materials
Wednesday, March 9
3 - 4 p.m.
Whether you're using open educational resources or traditional textbooks in the classroom, it's important to ensure that all students can access and use those materials effectively. This webinar will help you learn more about accessibility - what it is, why it’s important, and how to ensure that different types of materials are accessible. Instructional Designers and Learning Experience Designers from USC Upstate and Northeastern Technical College will discuss accessibility and how you can use it to make course materials more available for all of your students. Register online.
Want to learn more?
Visit the University Libraries’ Digital Research Services blog for a four-part series addressing challenges preventing faculty from adopting or publishing open textbooks and open educational resources (OER). These posts are written by Cindy Garcia-Rivas as part of an internship with the University Libraries Digital Research Services department.