Instructor A&OER Survey 2019
Online Survey – approximately 10 minutes
Open to MU faculty and graduate instructors. Please take this anonymous survey to help The UM System’s Affordable & Open Educational Resources (A&OER) learn more about instructor approaches and practices for the selection of teaching materials. The data received from this survey will be used to formulate new strategies for supporting teaching and learning at the University of Missouri. Survey is open until May 20, 2019.
Survey URL: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0lnuNvcUuysg6G1
OER Commons: Where Do I Start?
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 12:00pm Central (noon)
Are you a faculty member who wants to learn how to find and share OER content? Are you a librarian who wants to learn more about how to create tailored OER collections for your campus? Do you want to know how to help instructors showcase the open course materials they are creating? Are you just really exited about Open Education Week? Then this webinar is for you!
Join MOBIUS OER System Leaders, Grace Atkins and Christina Virden to learn more about how to get the most out of this new resource available to member institutions. We will cover how to create collections on the hub, use OER Commons authoring tools, and implement strategies for collecting OER already existing on your campus.
Registration URL: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6536469480293590027
Contact: Christina Virden, firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in finding or creating OER? Just curious to learn more about OER?
What is OER?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are FREE and OPENLY LICENSED educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.
Why does A&OER matter?
Adopting free or low-cost textbooks and digital course materials helps Mizzou control the cost of educational resources. Here are some facts about the textbook affordability in the nation and at Mizzou.
- According to a report from American Enterprise Institute, from 1998 to 2016, college textbook prices have increased by 90% while recreational book prices have fallen by more than 35%.
- Due to the high costs of course materials at Mizzou, 75% of students have delayed purchasing a required textbook.
- 13% of students have considered leaving Mizzou because they couldn’t afford course materials.