NEWS & EVENTS
Open and Affordable Course Materials
Join us for a workshop from the University Library. Learn about tools and techniques for adopting and creating open and affordable course materials, and about what these materials offer in terms of student learning, financial savings, and pedagogical practice.
- Led by: Felicia Fulks (Learning Design and Open Educational Resources Librarian); Emily Frank (Affordable Learning Program Administrator for LOUIS)
- Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
- Time: 12:15 - 1:05 PM
- Location: Virtual
- Sponsor: Xavier Library; CAT+FD
Zero Textbook Cost to Students: Dr. Elizabeth Manley Explains Her Journey into the World of OER
Tuesday, May 7 2019, 12:00-1:00pm, Xavier's Library, CAT Mellon Seminar Room 532B
Come have lunch and learn about Dr. Manley's work to transform her "Teaching Human Rights, Practicing Human Rights" course into one that uses only Open Educational Resources (OER) and therefore has a zero cost for textbooks. In addition to Dr. Manley's presentation, attendees are given resources for seeking OER materials for their own courses--a great way to update courses and save our students money! Sponsored by the Center for Continuing Studies and Distance Education.
Please RSVP here so we are sure to have enough boxed lunches on hand.
For more information, contact Karen Nichols: firstname.lastname@example.org, x7692
New Orleans celebrates OER WEEK early
Due to the Mardi Gras holidays OER events happened in February this year.
Xavier's contributions to the city-wide efforts:
OER Advocacy Workshop
February 26, 2019
Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education(left) and Mo Nyamweya (right), Coordinator of Open Education from SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
Open Textbook Library at Xavier
February 21, 2019
Emily Frank from LOUIS, the Louisiana academic library consortium, presented on the benefits of open textbooks.