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Free or Less Expensive – and Better: Open Educational Resources as Catalysts for Enhanced Pedagogy - 3 Part Series


Explore the various less expensive open educational resource (OER) teaching options that reduce costs for students and make learning more exciting, measurable, and proactive. In a series of three short sessions, this program goes over OER alternatives, discusses implementation options and impacts, and reviews some approaches and lessons learned. This online learning series is for academic librarians, university faculty and administrators, vendors interested in seeing the industry from the user point of view, and anyone interested in better understanding open educational resources.

Presenter David Stern is the Library Director at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL. He was Associate Dean for Public Services at the Milner Library of Illinois State University, the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources at Brown University, and the Director of Science Libraries at Yale University. He has also worked as a general librarian, a medical librarian, and a science librarian in centralized and departmental libraries. In addition, he has taught library science graduate courses (University of Illinois and Southern Connecticut State University) and serves as a consultant and advisor to a number of professional societies and commercial publishers and online services. He has degrees in Biological Sciences (University of Connecticut), History & Philosophy of Science (Indiana University), and Library Science (Indiana University). He has served on the SLA Board of Directors, and was the Chair of the Technology Advisory Council.

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