Reducing Equity Gaps and Creating Resilience with Open Educational Resources

Date & Time
September 24, 2020 - 1:00pm - September 24, 2020 - 2:00pm CDT

Textbook affordability and flexibility is more important than ever in times of shrinking budgets, enrollment concerns, and remote learning. Students’ lives have been disrupted and helping them get back on track to complete their education is critical. Open educational resources significantly reduce student costs and have been shown to improve outcomes particularly for traditionally underserved populations. Open resources also provide flexibility for faculty as they continue to adapt their teaching for unfolding circumstances.

Join the Midwestern Higher Education Compact as they host the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) to hear how higher education institutions can work together on open education policy, professionalism, stewardship, and sustainability across regional and state boundaries to find solutions to common challenges. CCCOER is leading conversations with regional leaders of open education (RLOE) to support statewide and national projects for  expanding access while creating resilience and sparking innovation at institutions of higher education.

Presenters: Denise Cote, PhD, Librarian, College of DuPage; and Una Daly, MA, Director, CCCOER

The webinar will be one hour and will be recorded.