Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 30,297
Florida Atlantic University, a member of Florida's State University System, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students through its 10 colleges. The university is at the preliminary stages of implementing an Open Educational Resources program. The FAU Libraries and the FAU Center for eLearning are partnering to educate faculty and the university administration on the adoption, adaptation and creation of OERs and their role in the state’s initiatives to reduce student costs.
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College of Business faculty and Ph.D. students are cordially invited to attend and participate in a colloquium organized by the Master Teacher Committee on teaching College of Business courses with the aid of open educational resources and other library materials. In recent years, the rising costs of educational materials such as textbooks has been of great concern to both students and teachers. Even the legislature has advocated the use of less costly alternatives. Many school systems have switched to open source materials and increasingly faculty are adopting alternatives in graduate as well as undergraduate courses.
In this colloquium we bring together experts from the library in order to explore how to use library resources to facilitate learning in our courses. Our speakers are Ms. Jane Strudwick, Assistant University Librarian and Director of Scholarly Communication, and Mr. Bruce Barron, Government Documents Librarian and Head of the Government Documents Department at FAU Libraries.
Date: April 14, 2017
Scope: Affordable course content, including cost-free course content and OER
Approximate Attendees: 10
Dean of University Libraries