Over the past few years, a growing number of TRU faculty members have worked various Open Educational Resources (OER) development projects. At TRU, the adoption, adaption, creation, and use of OER by TRU faculty will impact numerous students with potential savings of over $500,000 per year. In this session, we will first provide a brief overview of OER project development and available supports and grants on campus (and beyond) as well as the implementation and relevance of OER in higher education. Following this, panelists will showcase some of their material and reflect on their experience in developing OER.
OER can enhance teaching and learning through the incorporation of interactive features, time savings, relevant contextualization, and reducing barriers to access such as through cost. This panel will consider the motivations and steps involved in four distinct open education projects at TRU. If you are interested in developing a proposal for funding, would like to learn more about the work of some faculty at TRU, or are interested in learning about OER and open education practices. Panelists will share their reflections on aspects including their unique motivations, challenges, what they gained, and advice for future OER.