Quality, Equity, Affordability: Why Open Educational Resources and Why Now

April 5, 2021
Online, 2:00–3:00 p.m., ET

Cost: Free



Open educational resources (OER) are educational materials, from single lessons to entire textbooks, that are free for faculty and students to use, customize, and share. Their adoption and utilization in course settings have been proven to be a viable affordability strategy for higher education; however, recent research is also revealing that OER can also positively influence quality and equity concerns. Panelists during this webinar will share the outcomes that have been attributed to OER, while also showing how OER can be leveraged to encourage more equitable, inclusive, and diverse classrooms.  


eddiewatson_150px.pngC. Edward Watson
Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Quality, Pedagogy, and States Initiatives




davidHarris.pngDavid Harris 
OpenStax at Rice University




lisaPetrides.pngLisa Petrides 
CEO and Founder 
Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)





jasmineRoberts.pngJasmine Roberts 
School of Communication
The Ohio State University