OER 101: Getting Started with Open Educational Resources

In this webinar, attendees will be introduced to open educational resources (OER), free and openly licensed materials that you can adapt to fit your course’s needs. In addition to learning OER basics, participants will leave with a greater understanding of how to find, evaluate, and integrate OER into a course. 

Presented by Abbey K. Elder.

Abbey Elder is the Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian for ISU, where she manages campus initiatives for open access and open education. In addition to her institutional work, Abbey serves as the Statewide Open Education Coordinator for the Board of Regents on the Iowa Open Education Action Team, where she collaborates with colleges to develop and assess programs that support open education across the state of Iowa.

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Note:  This Event Will Be Recorded

Webinar, The Power of Learning Science with Digital Course Materials

Hosted by the Iowa State University Book Store/Heather Dean

Join Dr. Rachel Van Campenhout for a deep dive into VitalSource’s award-winning research on the effectiveness of the “Doer Effect,” a Learn-by-Doing approach based on learning science that improves the overall study experience by helping students discover what they know and where to focus next. This research resulted in the effective use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within digital textbooks, which is in use at Iowa State University this semester.  

Participants will see a demonstration of the AI in action with the VitalSource BookShelf + CoachMe tool and analytics for faculty, as well as information on how to implement it in courses at Iowa State.

Iowa State’s Immediate Access Digital Course Material program is powered by the ISU Book Store + VitalSource.  Bringing affordability, access, and learning to all students. VitalSource is the leading education technology solutions provider committed to helping partners create, deliver, and distribute affordable, accessible, and impactful learning experiences worldwide. As a recognized innovator in the digital course materials market, VitalSource is best known for partnering with more than 1,000 publishers and resellers to deliver extraordinary learning experiences to millions of active users globally– and today, we’re also powering new, cutting-edge technologies designed to optimize teaching and learning for maximum results. 

Register to attend online via Zoom