Title

TED-style Talk: Open Roads: The Relevance of OERs at Community Colleges

Location

KIPJ Theatre

Session Type

15-minute presentation

Start Date

24-4-2018 11:15 AM

End Date

24-4-2018 11:30 AM

Abstract

OER is a frequently used acronym that lately has become a sound byte in higher education, but means much more. Its paradigm is one that not only strives for affordable education, but one that ensures inclusion and diversity. This talk is designed to explore how Open Educational Resources are mutually beneficial to faculty, institutions and most importantly, students. I have witnessed on my campus that it is no secret that while academic publishers make record profits, many students struggle to meet the financial demands of their education. Implementation of OERs on a community college level is especially vital because of the investment in educating and retaining many first generation and high-risk college students. OERs make the dream of an affordable education a reality for many students, and the continued pursuit of dissemination of knowledge without a price tag is one worth fighting for.

Comments

Professor Bill Blick holds a M.A. in English Literature and an M.L.S. from Queens College. He serves as the manager of Electronic Resources, and as a liaison for CUNY-Institutional Repository at QCC. He has published articles on Open Educational Resources, open access, popular culture, and library history. He has presented at the SUNYLA conference on OERs and has presented at conferences in places as diverse as Gdansk, Poland and Galway, Ireland. He has also helped facilitate an OER grant program for faculty new to OER at QCC.

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Apr 24th, 11:15 AM Apr 24th, 11:30 AM

TED-style Talk: Open Roads: The Relevance of OERs at Community Colleges

KIPJ Theatre

OER is a frequently used acronym that lately has become a sound byte in higher education, but means much more. Its paradigm is one that not only strives for affordable education, but one that ensures inclusion and diversity. This talk is designed to explore how Open Educational Resources are mutually beneficial to faculty, institutions and most importantly, students. I have witnessed on my campus that it is no secret that while academic publishers make record profits, many students struggle to meet the financial demands of their education. Implementation of OERs on a community college level is especially vital because of the investment in educating and retaining many first generation and high-risk college students. OERs make the dream of an affordable education a reality for many students, and the continued pursuit of dissemination of knowledge without a price tag is one worth fighting for.