Wednesday Webinar Rewind (#WWR) is a new spin on our Wednesday Webinars where we periodically take time to reflect on topics previously presented. WWR are recorded webinars with valuable and relevant information and are meant to highlight trends in the field. Whether you are a new member or have been with us for a while, we invite you to reignite the past to reconnect to the future.
#WWR July 20th - Presented May 26th 2021
Title: OER in Dual and Concurrent Enrollment Programs: Current Practice and Best Practice
Presenter: Jenny Parks & Jennifer Zinth
Open educational resources, or OERs, are openly licensed digital and other resources including college textbooks, that are often available at little to no cost. In the present confluence of an economic downturn, remote instruction, and a clear need for more equitable student participation in dual and concurrent enrollment offerings, OERs present a potential game-changer to ensure the availability of quality digital textbooks at little to no cost to families, districts or postsecondary institutions. This webinar will present early findings from a current study funded by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) to examine current use of OERs in dual and concurrent enrollment courses, and best practices and lessons learned from states and dual enrollment partnerships pioneering these efforts.