OER Showcase: Innovative Teaching with Reduced Textbook Costs

When: February 28, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)

Presenter(s): Scott Gentile (Math and Statistics); Inés Vañó García (Graduate Center and Humanities Alliance Fellow); Scott Lipkowitz (Library); Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages); Samantha Sheppard-Lahiji (Biology)

Zero Cost Textbook courses and CUNY’s Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative are important avenues towards lowering the cost of education for our students, and they are also opportunities for us to re-examine our approaches to teaching and learning. In this Lunchtime Seminar, we will showcase a variety of innovative approaches to integrating OER materials into college classrooms. Scott Gentile (Math) and Samantha Sheppard-Lahiji will present on their switch to OER textbooks in their courses. Inés Vañó García (Graduate Center and Humanities Alliance Fellow) will present on her ITP (Interactive Technology and Pedagogy) project where her Spanish heritage students at Lehman created videos for second language learners based on El Barrio. Julie Van Peteghem will describe her use of the CUNY Academic Commons as a learning management system (LMS) in her courses, and Scott Lipkowitz (Libraries) will summarize the OER resources available at Hunter’s library.

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