Taking Your OER Program to the Next Level

Come hear Cailean Cooney, New York City College of Technology, CUNY, talk about City Tech’s OER program at this ACRL/NY event!

ACRL/NY members, please join the Open Access Discussion Group for an event on OERs May 17, 2019 from 3 to 4 pm at Mercy Manhattan. 

Five years ago City Tech Library launched our OER initiative to provide faculty with the opportunity to replace traditional textbooks with curated cost-free / OER course materials publicly accessible via the college’s open-source digital platform, the OpenLab. With new grant funding from NY State beginning in September 2017, the program has quickly expanded. This event will provide an introduction to our faculty programming, and will discuss the successes, failures, and lessons learned. Participants will learn how our programming has evolved to support faculty to create OERs that are usable, and accessible, in addition to covering important, often thorny overarching concepts about open educational resources including copyright, Creative Commons licenses, and fair use. Cailean will share some of the learning materials developed to help faculty become more comfortable with conceptual and practical aspects of OER. Participants will get a chance to test drive resources for themselves.

This event is free and open to current members of ACRL/NY only. Become a member! Not sure if you are a current member? Contact sbaschnikw@oldwestbury.edu.

When: May 17, 2019, 3-4 PM
Where: Mercy Manhattan, 66 W 35th St, New York, NY, Room 723 
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RSVP by May 14:  https://forms.gle/AtptPrfxWtDrCjXR6

Please RSVP to ensure that you are on our Security Desk List, and please bring ID to show at the Security Desk as well.

Open Educational Resources Information Session

Do you have questions about Open Educational Resources (OER)? Join our Faculty Workshop on Tuesday, October 2nd, where we will be discussing OER at CityTech.
 
You may have heard that New York State is currently funding an additional $4 million grant towards the integration of OER within courses at both SUNY and CUNY. Besides being a cost-effective alternative to traditional textbooks, OER are often appreciated by faculty as a flexible, customizable format that can offer more up-to-date content.
 
At this drop-in workshop, we’ll take a look examples OER, talk about zero-textbook cost (ZTC) courses, ways to include these resources in the classroom, and more! Find out more information, ask questions, and explore whether you’d like to become more involved in the development of OER at CityTech.
 
 

RSVP

Elvis Bakaitis, Adjunct Librarian at ebakaitis@citytech.cuny.edu
 

City Tech Online Seminar with OER module

This online seminar runs fully online from Thursday, September 27th, through Thursday, November 15th. There is one optional face-to-face meeting on Thursday, September 27th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Learn how to design your online course syllabus, make use of Open Educational Resources (OERs), assess blended courses, and communicate with students online. Participation is required for faculty who will be teaching partially online (hybrid) and fully online courses and who have not previously taught online.

 

To Register

Email Dr. Karen Lundstrem 

Faculty Workshop: Open Educational Resources

OER Faculty Workshop

Do you have questions about Open Educational Resources (OER)? At this drop-in workshop, we’ll take a look at examples of OER, talk about zero-textbook cost (ZTC) courses, and more! A great way to find out more information about these topics, and see if you’d like to become more involved in OER at City Tech.

 

City Tech Online Seminar with OER module

This online seminar runs fully online Thursday, March 8th, through Wednesday, May 2nd. There is one optional face-to-face meeting on Thursday, March 8th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (There is no class during spring break.) Learn how to design your online course syllabus, make use of Open Educational Resources (OERs), assess blended courses, and communicate with students online. Participation is required for faculty who will be teaching partially online (hybrid) and fully online courses and who have not previously taught online. Note that the seminar will be taught by Dr. Karen Lundstrem and Professor Cailean Cooney.

To register, email klundstrem@citytech.cuny.edu

Library Workshop: Copyright for Teaching, Scholarship, and Open Educational Resources

Is it ethical to post an article to Blackboard if it’s not available online? Should you sign a restrictive author agreement with a publisher? Is it legal to show students a film in class?

As part of teaching and scholarly practices, we routinely confront (or ignore) the challenges introduced by copyright. This workshop will demystify copyright misconceptions and introduce practical solutions for the common copyright challenges you confront as a teacher and scholar. Refreshments will be served.

Copyright for Teaching

OER 3rd Annual Seminar

OER Fellows will learn how to develop OpenLab course sites using open educational resources in this 3-part seminar.

Seminar leader: Cailean Cooney, Library Faculty

Organizer: Library in partnership with Faculty Commons and OpenLab.

For more information, visit http://libguides.citytech.cuny.edu/OER/overview

By invitation only.

OER 3rd Annual Seminar

OER Fellows will learn how to develop OpenLab course sites using open educational resources in this 3-part seminar.

Seminar leader: Cailean Cooney, Library Faculty

Organizer: Library in partnership with Faculty Commons and OpenLab.

For more information, visit http://libguides.citytech.cuny.edu/OER/overview

By invitation only.