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Expanding the Scope: Illustrating the Impact of OER


Our upcoming webcast "Expanding the Scope: Illustrating the Impact of OER" will provide participants with frameworks for illustrating the many benefits of open educational resources, focusing on expanding impact beyond cost savings.


Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

On May 1st at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT, SPARC will host "Expanding the Scope: Illustrating the Impact of OER", a webcast focusing on some of the many ways open educational resources can improve the higher education experience for all students. While cost-savings remains an important benefit of OER, it is increasingly essential for campus advocacy efforts to communicate and amplify the many other ways open education benefits students. Featuring presentations from speakers of different backgrounds, this webcast will provide participants with unique strategies, ideas, and frameworks for maximizing the impact of campus OER programming. Presentations will be followed by a short Q&A session. Read more about our fantastic speakers below!

  • Hailey Babb is an engaged student leader at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. Currently completing the final year of her undergraduate degree in Psychology, Hailey has been involved in advocacy efforts to promote the adoption of OER through her roles as both Vice-President Academic and President of the University of Lethbridge Students’ Union. Hailey also helped to introduce the inaugural #TextbookBrokeAB provincial campaign to promote awareness and adoption of OER at various institutions throughout the Alberta.
  • Hillary Miller is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University, and is currently a SPARC Open Education Leadership Program fellow. In her role as Librarian, she supports and expands the university community’s understanding of scholarly communications issues by leading outreach initiatives on matters of copyright, open access, open educational resources, research dissemination, and research impact.
  • Jasmine Roberts is a higher education professional and strategic communication lecturer in the School of Education at the Ohio State University. As well as being an incredibly dedicated and passionate educator, Jasmine is a leader in the open education movement, working to ensure that universities and colleges nationwide implement accessible and affordable learning practices. She is also a presenter for the Open Textbook Network, an organization that promotes access, affordability, and student success through the use of open textbooks.

Registration is open to all who wish to participate. You can sign up to register for the May 1st webcast here. A recording of the webcast will also be sent to all who register.


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