WCET's 29th Annual Meeting
Do you have More Questions than Answers about OER?

Moderator: , Assistant Director, Programs and Sponsorship, WCET
Speaker: , Associate Director, Open Educational Resources Degree Initiative, Achieving the Dream
Speaker: , Director of Open Policy, WCET, WCET
Speaker: , Executive Director, CCCOnline

Open educational resources hold the promise of reducing costs and aiding in retention and completion. However, as institutions begin to pursue the path towards providing OER textbooks, more questions than answers may emerge. Join this panel and discussion to hear about challenges, lessons learned, and successes with OER. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss their strategies and unanswered questions. Perspectives include Tanya Spilovoy, WCET Director of Open Policy leads the Z Initiative focused on OER Policy, Practice and Implementation for states, systems, and institutions; Tina Parscal, Executive Director of Colorado Community Colleges Online who is investigating the implementation of OER, and Achieving the Dream which has a successful OER network impacting Community Colleges across the U.S.