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Open Educational Resources: MVilleOpensUp2018

Millersville Opens Up 2018 Webinar Schedule

During the week of March 5, the Center for Academic Excellence is excited to promote a collaborative Millersville virtual event. During the week, faculty members from a variety of departments will hold virtual sessions on different topics related to Open Education. All sessions will be offered live through Collaborate Ultra and will be recorded so faculty can watch at a later time. The webinars are open to the public.

Each session will be roughly 30 minutes in length. I hope you’ll join us at for the live events. Recorded sessions will be posted to MU Video during the week.






Monday, March 5

9 AM

Adopting an Open Access Textbook

Changing from using a traditional textbook in a course to an open access textbook can seem like a difficult transition.  In this webinar session, Millersville University chemistry and biology faculty will discuss their experiences and provide guidance for adopting open access textbooks.

Daniel Albert

Aaron Haines

Chris Stieha

Tuesday, March 6

9 AM

Finding OERs

This session provides an overview of several popular online libraries and clearinghouses that support searching for quality Open Educational Resources.

Ollie Dreon


3 PM

(Rescheduled for Thursday at 9am)


Wednesday, March 7

9 AM

Open Access Journal: An Interview

This interview session discusses the value of Open Access Journals to scholars and students.

Greg Seigworth

  3 PM

Building OERs

As educators, we develop material for our courses and workshops.  In this session, we talk about making these resources available to other educators and our experiences with this process.

Greg Szczyrbak

Chris Stieha

Thursday, March 8

9 AM

Reading with OER/Digital Materials

Nicole Pfannenstiel

3 PM

Creative Commons Licensing & Copyright

Krista Higham

Friday, March 9

9 AM

Free/Libre and Open-Source Software (FLOSS): Alternatives to Proprietary Software


We use the computer for a range of activities, from browsing the Internet and preparing documents to scientific computing and manipulating images and audio.  Many of these activities can be accomplished using software that is both free to download and free to modify and distribute.  In this webinar, I will show how to find FLOSS alternatives to proprietary software and give examples of various tasks and the FOSS alternatives that can be used to complete these tasks.

Chris Stieha



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