Launching OER Degree Pathways Report Release Webinar

June 28, 2017


Join us June 28 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET to learn more about findings from Launching OER Degree Pathways: An Early Snapshot of Achieving the Dream's OER Degree Initiative and Emerging Lessons, the first of several evaluations of ATD’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative. Launched in March 2016, the initiative is helping 38 community colleges in 13 states eliminate the financial burden textbooks place on many students and promote improvements in curriculum and pedagogy by creating degree programs that use only OER. These resources are materials that are free of charge and also come with open licenses, allowing both instructors and students to adapt and share the resources to better meet local educational needs. While the most commonly-cited goal of OER use has been to improve college affordability, a growing body of research points to additional benefits for students. 

Conducted by SRI International and the rpk GROUP, the report indicates that faculty at colleges participating in ATD’s OER Degree Initiative are changing their teaching and that students are at least as or more engaged using OER courses than students in non-OER classrooms.

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Dr. Karen A. Stout, President and CEO, Achieving the Dream

Dr. Richard Sebastian, Director, Open Educational Resources Degree Initiative (OER), Achieving the Dream

Rebecca Griffiths, Senior Researcher, SRI International

Dr. Jessica Mislevy, Senior Researcher, SRI Education Center for Technology in Learning

Donna Desrochers, Associate, rpk GROUP

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