Libraries Are Open for Learning: Using OER to Support Students and Faculty


Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CST)

Open Educational Resources (OER) have quickly become an answer to addressing higher education affordability, increasing student completer success raters and reducing equating gaps, and increasing pedagogical innovations. As libraries support the very essence of ‘open,’ librarians and library staff are primed to lead OER efforts at colleges and universities. After setting baselines, including definitions and efficacy of OER, this webinar will discuss some OER and Open program opportunities your library can select to implement and support, no matter where you’re at in the OER adoption process. We encourage you to bring your ideas for OER programs that others can adapt, and your questions and concerns.

Webinar Slides

Presenter Information

Brittany Dudek is the Colorado Community College System’s OER subject matter expert, advocate, and trailblazer. As the Library Coordinator at Colorado Community Colleges Online, Brittany has been instrumental in the collaborative efforts that led to more than 80 zero textbook courses (ZTC) and Z-degree pathways in HIS and ECE. Brittany has served on the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s OER Council since 2017 and is currently serving as Chair. She also is a member of CCCOER’s Executive Council, the ACRL Community, and Junior College Library Section OER Task Force. Brittany is a 2019-2020 OER Research Fellow.

Brittany is originally from the Chicago suburbs, graduated with her MLIS from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2011, and started her academic library career at Illinois Central College. She has enjoyed an active life in Denver since 2014.

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