UA Student Success Convening 2021: Open or Zero Cost Resources & Student Success
From Dustin Bawcom
Open or Zero Cost Resources & Student Success
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching, learning and research materials that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions (UNESCO, 2019). Zero cost resources are materials that can be accessed without cost to the user. In this brief informational session, we will highlight research on the impact of OER/ZTC materials to reduce educational barriers and promote student success, describe efforts across the university system to promote the adoption and creation of OER/ZTC for the benefit of students and provide guidance on next steps to explore these resources.
Veronica Howard, Associate Professor, Psychology - UAA
D’Arcy Hutchings, Instructional Design Librarian, UAA
Jonas Lamb, Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, UAS
Jennifer Moss, Instructional Designer, UAF