The development of OERs is growing in popularity as more faculty realize the collective power they can attain by sharing resources in higher education. But, the process of developing these resources can be time consuming and many times requires the use of additional assets. Thus, many faculty have been reluctant to develop OERs. The concept of OERs is nothing new to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community. Unfortunately, the vast majority of openly available resources are targeted towards primary and secondary education rather than higher education.
This one-day symposium is an opportunity for faculty and professionals from a variety of STEM disciplines to: collaborate, engage in dialog on effective ways to develop OERs, find and evaluate existing OERs, and to effectively integrate OERs into their courses. This event will offer participants a variety of experiences including hands-on activities, examples from peers, opportunities for networking, and the formation of collaborative partnerships.
This symposium is sponsored by the Innovative Instructional Technology (IITG) Program of the State University of New York.