Interested in learning more about Open Educational Resources (OER)? Be sure to check out three upcoming virtual events sponsored by the Affordable Materials Project and Falvey Memorial Library.
Best Practices for Course Materials Adoption Workshop
Monday, March 15, at 4 p.m.
Faculty are invited to join Linda Hauck, Business Librarian, Falvey Memorial Library, and Bernadette Mania, Course Materials Manager, Villanova University Bookstore, for a virtual workshop on selecting course materials. Get answers to your questions about course packs, copyright, and e-reserves. Learn about the effort to provide electronic copies of course texts as well as resources to help lessen the financial burden of textbooks/course materials on students without sacrificing quality.
Join us in celebrating five faculty members awarded OER Faculty Adoption Grants for 2020-21 in a virtual forum. Faculty will share their insights into the benefits and challenges posed by redesigning their courses using free, openly licensed textbooks. Students will share feedback on using OER. This event is perfect for faculty considering or curious about OER and everyone interested in educational affordability, accessibility, and inclusivity.
Existing and emerging financial limitations, COVID-19, and the pivot to online learning has exposed challenges that many students face securing the course materials they need to succeed. This workshop is for faculty and academic support staff to learn about strategies and resources available across the university to reference whenever a student discloses being in need of course materials. The workshop will run for approximately 30 minutes with time for Q&A afterwards.
Please REGISTER at the following link:
Questions? Contact Linda Hauck, Business Librarian. For more information about the Affordable Materials Project, please visit: https://library.villanova.edu/amp/index.html