The OER Journey at Millersville: From Webinars to a Community of Practice

The Open Education Working Group at Millersville University was formed in 2017 by a group of instructional designers, faculty members, and librarians to explore an interest in open education resources. Their first collaborative effort was a series of webinars during Open Education Week 2018, a practice that has become an annual event. The efforts of the OER working group have since evolved and expanded by improving course material accessibility and affordability for students through increasing awareness and creating a system to support faculty members as they replace commercial textbooks with OER. We will discuss Millersville’s Open Textbook Initiative (OTI) which supports adoption of open and library supported resources for course materials, Millersville’s participation in the OpenStax Institutional Partnership program, and other activities.
Stephanie Pennucci
Assistant Professor & Education Librarian, Millersville University
Krista Higham
Millersville University
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