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2nd Annual Northeast Regional OER Summit

You are invited to attend the 2nd Annual Northeast Regional OER Summit at University of Massachusetts Amherst on May 31 – June 1, 2018. This 2-day event is part of a multi-state collaboration for open education in the northeast region. The conference … Continue reading

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Open Education Week 2018

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SPARC Calls on White House to Open Up Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources | SPARC

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The Open Education Initiative at UMass Amherst by Marilyn Billings

The Open Education Initiative at UMass Amherst by Marilyn Billings

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Open Educational Resources by Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, SPARC

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OER with Shannon L. Jenkins

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Did you know nearly 60% of all students do not purchase a textbook at some point in time? The National Association of College Stores (NACS) says the average college student will spend $655 on textbooks each … Continue reading

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What is OER?

The Hewlitt Foundation (Hewlitt.org) defines OER as: “OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational … Continue reading

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We’ve changed our name….

The Fair Use Committee is now called Scholarly Communications. The Scholarly Communications Committee is a group of librarians and instructional technology staff who are interested in educating its members and the academic community on guidelines and best practices in copyright … Continue reading

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Webinar: Open Textbook Initiatives

Please join us for the following webinar offered by NISO (National Information Standards Organization) and sponsored by the UMass Dartmouth Fair Use Committee. Wednesday, September 17th 1-2:30 Library Viewing room, Room 314 This webinar will focus on the efforts to … Continue reading

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Webinar: Electronic Textbooks: Plug in and Learn

Please join us for the following webinar offered by NISO (National Information Standards Organization) and sponsored by the UMass Dartmouth Fair Use Committee. Webinar: Electronic Textbooks: Plug in and Learn Wednesday, September 10th from 1-2:30 in the Library Viewing room, … Continue reading

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