[PAST EVENT] Lowering Costs for Students: Pros and Cons of Transitioning to Free Course Materials

October 23, 2019
12pm - 1pm
Swem Library, Ford Classroom (ground floor)
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Free food
  • Open to the public
textbook affordability at W&M

In this workshop, faculty Paul Heideman (Biology) will take everyone through the process of finding, adapting or creating Open Education Resources (OER), consider how to evaluate what’s available, and talk about what he has found as the pros and cons of using the OER found. In the courses in which he uses OER, the savings to students have been remarkable. Part of the workshop will be a discussion of when it would and when it would NOT be worth seeking and using OER. Lunch is included for this session. RSVP for this event by Monday, Oct 21. 


Marian Taliaferro