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WEBINAR: Strategies and Tactics for Institutionalizing Open Educational Resources


Join the TLC on Thursday June 21, 2018 at 1PM  to learn how open educational resources (OER) can expand access to higher education, provide significant cost savings to students, and help increase enrollment and retention. You’ll gain compelling evidence and strategies and tactics for developing a strategic initiative that embraces and encourages the adoption of OER institution-wide.

As the cost of higher education continues to skyrocket, it’s becoming more and more important for institutions to find ways of making college more affordable for students. With increasing budget restraints, this is often easier said than done. But, by institutionalizing the use of open educational resources (OER), institutions can reduce the overall cost of higher education by up to 30 percent!

The Magna Online Seminar, Strategies and Tactics for Institutionalizing Open Educational Resources, is presented by Erik Christensen, PhD, who, over the span of two years, helped lead a team that championed the institutionalization of OER across his campus, resulting in saving students $425,000 in a year.

Developing and implementing a strategic initiative to institutionalize OER doesn’t have to be a daunting task—it can actually be tackled and accomplished through a series of no/low-cost and easy-to-implement measures. In this seminar, you’ll learn what you need to do to ensure a successful roll-out.

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Articulate the value that OER brings to students, faculty, and institutions
  • Identify 20 strategies for institutionalizing OER
  • Develop a strategy for institutionalizing OER at your institution


  • Differences between OER and traditional textbooks
  • Where to find OER that work for your institution
  • Industry perspectives on adopting OER
  • How to institutionalize OER
  • Proven strategies and tactics that have worked well for other institutions

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Teaching and Learning Center at 920 Madison, Suite 424
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