In honor of the tremendous affordable content work that is happening at all four University of Nebraska campuses, the University of Nebraska System’s Information Technology Services and Office of Digital Education, along with campus partners, will host a series of events for instructors to share and learn about the latest achievements in Open Educational Resources (OER).
The week’s events will kick off with NU OER Research Highlights. Dan Hawkins, director of Online Development and professor of sociology, and Julie Pelton, associate professor and chair, sociology and anthropology department, both at the University of Nebraska Omaha, will present research related to the use of no-cost and low-cost materials that are a part of Open Nebraska.
On Wednesday a panel of students from across the NU campus will discuss their experiences with affordable textbooks. The events will conclude on Thursday with two faculty at the University of Nebraska Omaha will discuss work on creating OER curriculum pathways in the sociology and anthropology department.
NU’s Open Education events are part of the Open Nebraska initiative, which aims to amplify the usage of free and reduced cost digital course materials and expand the transparency of participating courses and programs across the NU System. As of the Spring 2023 semester, these efforts have saved students across the NU System over $15 million.