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Using Open Educational Resources (OER) for Teaching Writing

Wednesday, · -

Many of us are conscious about the rising costs of textbooks, and have worked hard to find economically sound, high quality course materials for our students. Now, with our teaching moving into more digital spaces, Open Educational Resources (OER) have more benefits than ever for instructors and students.

Students have access to materials immediately, on day one of our courses, with no need to visit a bookstore or order from Amazon. OER are free, both in terms of costs, and in terms of copyright and fair use ambiguity. OER use Creative Commons licenses, which tell instructors exactly how they can and can’t use materials. In many cases, instructors can easily use, adapt, and modify these resources without concerns about copyright infringement.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Tour of some of the OER available for writing-focused courses.
  • Touch on Creative Commons licenses, and how to understand their presence on course materials.
  • Discuss practical ways of incorporating these materials into our courses.

This workshop is for ITW faculty; contact Irene McGarrity ( to RSVP.

This event is part of the Faculty Enrichment Events calendar.

Linda Farina
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To request accommodations for a disability, please contact the coordinator at least two weeks prior to the event.

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