Preparing faculty to successfully teach online can be challenging and lonely work, especially if you are a part of a small team of instructional designers. In this episode, hosts Kelvin and Tom unveil a set of free, open-licensed resources designed to make online faculty development easier and less lonely.

Whether you are looking to save your students money on high-priced course materials or leverage learning content that offers you the freedom to customize the learning experience for your highly-diverse student demographic, open educational resources (OER) can help you to achieve your goals. In this session, participants will learn about the richness of openly-licensed educational materials, where to find them, and potential use cases for implementation in their courses. Additionally, a UCF professor will share his story about his journey to OER and how his idea began a chain of events that turned his static text to life for his students.

About Episode 11: Join hosts Kelvin Thompson and Thomas Cavanagh as they discuss making higher ed more affordable for students with their guest Dr. Karen Vignare. (Second episode in an occasional mini-series on “the iron triangle” of cost, access, and quality.) Download Transcript [PDF, RTF] Episode 11 Show Notes: Please find various show notes and …

About Episode 8: Join hosts Thomas Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson for this episode’s consideration of the importance of free and open resources in the advancement of online teaching and learning. Tom and Kelvin discuss the power of institutions and professional organizations sharing their resources for the greater good. Episode 8 Show Notes: Please find various show …