Have you been thinking about open educational resources (OER) for one of your courses but don’t know where to begin? You may want to consider taking part in a DePaul University Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Grant (DIIG) that was awarded to Dr. Austin Lim in Neuroscience this past fall. Concerned
The Teaching Commons is hosting an open educational resources (OER) virtual workshop to advance OER efforts at DePaul. As fall quarter winds down, November is a good time to begin considering innovative ways to design and deliver your future courses. Open educational resources are freely accessible, quality materials that can
Fall quarter preparations are underway with cautious optimism amid the uncertainty about what COVID-19 will look like in September. The stress of this uncertainty has touched all members of the DePaul community. Compounding this stress for students are the increased financial pressures brought on by the pandemic. Consider incorporating affordable
The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) invites DePaul faculty and instructors to attend a virtual workshop about open educational resources (OER). If you are concerned about the cost of course materials for your students, attend this workshop to become familiar with open textbooks and how they
Open Education Week 2021 (March 1-5) marks the 10-year anniversary of the annual celebration of the Open Education Movement. Over the last decade, the movement has made considerable progress as demonstrated by the increased creation and adoption of open educational resources (OER) across the globe. Much of this progress was
Spring quarter 2021 will mark the one-year anniversary of the move to online delivery of most courses at DePaul University due to COVID-19. While this has created challenges for faculty and students, it has also been an opportunity for increased adoption of electronic books (e-books) and open educational resources (OER).
It has been a collective effort and learning experience for all of us to quickly transition to a fully online spring quarter due to COVID-19. One of the early lessons for the library was the realization that students who cannot afford to purchase course materials have become even more vulnerable.
The steady increase in awareness, adoption and creation of open educational resources (OERs) over the past decade demonstrates that faculty and administrators across the globe are concerned about the high cost of textbooks and course materials. Higher education institutions, as well as government organizations, not-for-profits and consortiums, report that OERs
This year for Open Education Week the Library is hosting screenings of the documentary Paywall: The Business of Scholarship at both the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. Paywall investigates the impact of restrictions imposed by the publishing industry on access, or lack thereof, to research. This is an increasingly important issue both for faculty
While there are many components to the educational affordability problem, the high cost of textbooks is one area where faculty, students, and staff can make a difference by participating in the conversation and initiatives. On March 6, 2018, as part of Open Education Week activities, the DePaul University Library welcomed