Open Education Resources (OERs) provide opportunities for institutions and students to save significant amounts of money. Beyond the money, OERs provide teachers the opportunity to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. This webinar provides leaders with a framework on how to establish OERs at an institutional level. It provides methods for planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating the OER strategy. This webinar also documents successes and shares lessons learned.
Learners will have the option to earn a certificate of attendance or a certificate with CEUs upon completion of the webinar. To earn a certificate with CEUs, the learner must successfully pass the learning assessment with a score of 80% or higher. All learners must complete the webinar evaluation to earn credentials.
The duration of this webinar is one hour, which equates to 0.1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
Deborah Bowles is the interim director of the Teaching and Learning Center at Prince George’s Community College. She has a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in marketing and communications and an M.S. in secondary education. Prior to coming to the college, Deborah worked as a senior consultant for an educational firm for 17 years, and before that, she taught high school social studies. In the fall of 2021, Deborah joined the education department part-time where she teaches Prince George’s County conditional teachers. Overall, Deborah has been in education for more than 25 years, and she is excited to share her knowledge and experience with you.
Michael Smith is the department chairman and associate professor of computer information systems at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland. Michael is also a consultant and academic with more than 20 years of education and experience working with community technology centers, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. In addition, he has held the position of adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and The Graduate School. He served as the co-chair of the OER steering committee at Prince George's Community College where he helped to create the college-wide OER implementation. Michael has recently established the Center for Technology Access and Training, a nonprofit which focuses on addressing digital divide issues in developing communities.