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Six OER Student Cost Savings and Cost-Benefit Principles for Decision Makers

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 3/8/2022 | 0 comments

WCET is happy host the National Consortium of Open Educational Resources (NCOER), which facilitates collaborative efforts of the four regional higher education compacts: Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), and Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). In celebration of Open Education Week, today’s […]

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OER Zero to Sixty in Five Years: One University’s Pathway to 60% Participation

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 2/3/2022 | 0 comments

The University of Arkansas Cossatot is a small community college in the southwest corner of Arkansas with approximately 1,400 students. Among two-year colleges in Arkansas, we lead in OER usage, but it didn’t happen overnight. It took collaboration between college administration, faculty, and staff to increase OER usage from 0 percent to 60 percent in […]

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New Tool Helps Leaders Leverage Open Educational Resources to Advance Equity

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 7/29/2021 | 0 comments

Today Frontiers is excited to welcome Rebecca Karoff, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs with The University of Texas System to tell us about the work of the DOERS3 Collaborative, specifically the OER Equity Blueprint and the Equity Through OER Rubric. WCET agrees that while higher education can see the benefits of open educational resources […]

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Open Education Week 2021: A virtual trip around the globe

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 3/5/2021 | 0 comments

Happy #OEWeek! This week we celebrated with our WCET, higher education, and open education community on social media and learned through a wonderful guest post from Jenny Parks and Regina Gong. Check out their post for information on leveraging partnerships to create and develop a state-wide OER community. Today we get to take a global […]

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Leveraging Regional Partnerships for a State-wide OER Community

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 3/3/2021 | 1 comments

Happy Open Education Week! What can be accomplished when we all work together for educational equity? This week’s blog post by Jenny Parks and Regina Gong answers that question (Hint: the answer is going to blow your mind and make you want to get involved). Working with Jenny and Regina to scale open educational resources […]

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Open in a Time of Crisis

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/16/2020 | 3 comments

As an ongoing part of WCET’s efforts to help faculty and staff respond to the pandemic, today Dr. Tanya Spilovoy, our resident Open Educational Resources (OER) expert, takes a look at the role openness and OER can play as institutions move away from rushing to deliver remote instruction to more deliberately designed online courses for […]

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The Landscape of OER Policy and Practice in Texas

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/19/2019 | 0 comments

Welcome to Judith Sebesta, Executive Director of the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex), who joins us with an update on the strategic planning process for the former Virtual College of Texas and to tell us about this year’s survey by DigiTex on Open Educational Resources (OER). Judith provides an overview of the survey […]

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Three Keys to Opening the Door for OER

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 11/6/2019 | 0 comments

Today marks the finale for our 2019 WOW Award series. The WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Awards honor member institutions and organizations that develop technology-based solutions to challenging educational needs. As we mentioned last week, we have three outstanding award winning initiatives this year: the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s OER Council, Granite State College, and […]

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Real Talk: What is Your Employability Strategy?

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/18/2019 | 0 comments

In just a few short weeks WCET will convene this year’s Annual Meeting in beautiful Denver, CO. This year’s meeting promises to be full of outstanding sessions and great networking opportunities. One of the sessions will be offered by one of our sponsors, Cengage: “Transforming Students to Employees – Highlights of the Most In-Demand Employability […]

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Creating Videos to Explore Open Education

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 9/18/2019 | 2 comments

Welcome today to Abbey Elder, the Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian for Iowa State University, who is here to discuss the development of a series of videos about open education. Abbey’s post today provides a wonderful outline for how you could create your very own series of educational videos, including an open access flowchart […]

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