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  • Andrea.Vasquez 10:27 am on February 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    National Open Education Week Faculty Information Sessions 

    In recognition of National Open Education Week, all faculty and instructors are invited to attend a campus information session on Open Books, the College’s open educational resource (OER) initiative. Attendees will be able to learn more information on adopting, adapting, and developing content for your courses that will help save students money in textbook costs. See flyer for dates, times, and locations of these sessions.

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 11:22 am on March 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    OER Week at San Jacinto College 

    On behalf of Tonja Conerly, San Jacinto College South Campus sociology professor and OpenBooks project director

    You might have heard of OpenStaxs, but now it’s time for you to hear about OpenBooks. OpenBooks is open educational resources (OER) at San Jacinto College. During March 5 – 9 , we had the opportunity to celebrate OpenBooks during Open Education Resources Week.  During this week, our College and other institutions around the world, raised awareness about OER, which are free, open-licensed educational materials that exist.  We had celebrations on the Central, North and South Campus to introduce how open education resources can help our students financially and also give our faculty members an opportunity to create and share their work with their peers all around the world. (More …)

     
  • Andrea.Vasquez 11:33 am on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Mark Johnson serves as guest panelist about OER at SXSWedu 

    Mark Johnson, San Jacinto College North Campus Dean of Business and Technology and Open Educational Resource (OER) Degree Project Director, recently attended SXSWedu in Austin to participate as a panelist in the OER debate session, “A Debate on ‘Open’ Educational Resources: Trendy? Sure, But Are They Viable for the Long Haul?” hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

    The debate featured publishers and leaders of the open-resources community on the pros and cons of this growing movement. The discussion focused on asking how the approach aims to save students money and whether that comes at some educational cost.

    Featured panelists included:
    Goldie Blumenstyk, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
    Peter Cohen, Group President, U.S. Education Group, McGraw Hill Education
    Cheryl Costantini, Vice President, Content Strategy, Cengage Learning
    Mark Johnson, Dean, Business and Technology & OER Degree Grant Initiative Project Director, San Jacinto College
    Kim Thanos, Founder & CEO, Lumen Learning

     
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