Students and OER Advocacy
Thursday, Mar 5, 2020
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Open Education Resources (OER) remove cost barriers and provide a better learning experience for students who are unable to afford the required commercial textbooks. Student OER advocates directly understand these benefits and can effectively articulate them to their peers as well as to faculty, administrators, and policymakers.
Come and meet two Student OER Advocates who have also lead the development of an OER Toolkit for students throughout California higher education systems to share guidelines and best practices for advocating for OER adoption on their own campuses. We’ll also hear from the Director of Affordable Textbooks at US Pirgs on concrete next steps for students to take action.