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National Open Education Resources Summit to be Held at LCC on Friday, September 18

September 17, 2015

WHO:

The OER Summit is open to LCC staff, students, and the media. Attendees from 28 Michigan colleges—including Michigan State University, The University of Michigan, and Wayne State University, will also be present. There is no cost to attend the Summit, but space is limited.

WHAT:

The OER Summit, hosted by the LCC Academic Senate in partnership with Michigan Colleges Online (MCO), is the first of its kind in Michigan—bringing together prominent national speakers, experts, and advocates of open education. Attendees will learn about the growing OER movement, how OER initiatives have been implemented at community colleges across the country, and how to drive adoption of OERs. An afternoon workshop moderated by experts will guide attendees in finding resources they need that are relevant to their courses.

WHEN:

Friday, September 18
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

WHERE:

LCC's Downtown Campus

The morning session will be held in Dart Auditorium from 9-11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and the afternoon session will be held in the Gannon Commons, inside of the Gannon Building, beginning at 12:15 p.m.

For a complete agenda, visit http://www.lcc.edu/provost/senate/oer-summit.aspx.

WHY:

LCC is committed to student success, textbook affordability, and faculty engagement. Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching and learning resources issued with open licenses (usually Creative Commons) that allow users to legally use, revise, remix, and redistribute the content. OERs increase access and remove barriers to education. In addition to the cost savings to students, OERs are a great vehicle for faculty to refocus and reinvigorate their teaching.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 15,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

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