About Episode 51: Textbook affordability is important to students, parents, policymakers, and online education professionals. Reducing the functional cost to students of course materials is a complex challenge. In this episode, hosts Tom and Kelvin discuss one multifaceted strategy for meeting this challenge. Podcast Recording Download Transcript: [PDF] Episode 51 Show Notes: Episode Synopsis via …

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.

In today’s virtual classroom, we have almost unlimited potential to do things we could never do in a conventional class. We don’t have to content ourselves with just assigning a textbook to be read. Gone are the days when we must do our best to present university-level lectures in a face-to-face setting, notwithstanding rampant absenteeism, …

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 …