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SBVC Academic Senate Celebrates Open Education Week

On Wednesday March 29th, the SBVC Academic Senate will be hosting a special OER meeting to celebrate the Open Education Week. Open Education Week brings awareness to open educational resources around the globe. Now in its fifth year of inception, Open Education Week is organized by the Open Education Consortium.

The open education movement at SBVC is growing as more faculty adopt OER in their courses. Some of the topics that we will be covered include OER funding opportunities, Canvas Commons, and digital learning platforms, including Open Stax partner vendor  information.

Power Point Presentation: Mixer



Definition of Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER or “open educational resources” is a term created by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), in 2002, at a forum on open courseware for higher education.

UNESCO defines open educational resources as materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared.

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