College of DuPage hosts Community College Open Educational Resources Summit Nov. 30

Submitted by COD News Bureau
Updated 11/6/2018 9:57 AM

Educators and support staff will explore the issue of college affordability through the use of open educational resources (OERs) at a summit from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the College of DuPage's Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

Aimed at Illinois Community College faculty, administrators, librarians, and instructional designers, the all-day event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Lisa Young, who will discuss using real world benefits to demonstrate the benefits of OER to students, faculty and institutions of higher learning.


Additional presentations include "Estimating Student Savings From Textbook Affordability Initiatives" by Linn-Benton Community College's Amy Hoffer, and "Scaling OER for Impact" by Rice University's Nicole Finkbeiner.

Other presentations include "OER Lessons Learned," a panel discussion facilitated by Una Daly, Director of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources, and breakout sessions covering promotion and support of OER initiatives.

This summit is sponsored by College of DuPage, the College of DuPage Foundation, College of Lake County and Illinois Community Colleges Online.

Registration is $40 and is open now through Friday, Nov. 16 and includes lunch and light morning and afternoon refreshments.

Register at

For more information on this event, contact Dr. Denise Cote at or Jennifer McIntosh at

College of DuPage is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Serving approximately 25,000 students each term, College of DuPage is the largest public community college in the state of Illinois. The college grants several associate degrees and offers more than 170 career and technical certificates in over 50 areas of study.

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