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Registration Now Open for OER Web Series for Faculty & Staff

The Bentley University Library is excited to launch an Open Educational Resources (OER) web series during the months of March and April.

The OER web series consists of three parts, each lasting for approximately 30 minutes. These sessions will be conducted live on Zoom, allowing participants to engage in real-time discussions and ask questions. However, if you are unable to attend any of the live sessions, don't worry! Recordings of each session will be made available to all registered participants, ensuring that you won't miss out on any valuable content. 

A certificate of attendance will be issued to those who join the web series in person. This certificate can serve as a testament to your commitment to ongoing education and professional development in the field of OER. 

Register Now

Can I Use This Resource?
Copyright, Fair Use, and Open Educational Resources 
March 19, 11:00-11:30 a.m.

US copyright law is complex—especially when it comes to what resources can be used for educational purposes. Learn about the power and limitations of fair use, the library’s no-cost resources, and Creative Commons licensure and its relationship to OER.

 Where Are the “Free” Resources?
Digital Locations for Open Educational Resources and Open Access
April 2, 11:00-11:30 a.m.

One of the biggest barriers to adopting OER is faculty being unsure where OER is located and whether it is a reputable resource. Learn how to locate high-quality OER and OA as well as discover which open platforms are the most reputable. 

Who Actually Uses OER?
Faculty Who Utilize OER in the Classroom
April 16, 11:00-11:30 a.m. 

It is one thing to learn about the benefits of OER, but it is more meaningful to hear from those who put OER into action. Hear professors from Emerson College, Bay Path University, and Brandeis University discuss the benefits, challenges, and transformative process of incorporating OER into educational settings.