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21st Century Scholarship: Intro to Open Educational Resources and Examples from the Field
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are an increasingly popular topic across college and universities. Learn more about what they are and how other institutions are using them at this virtual discussion with Mark McBride, Library Senior Strategist at SUNY System Administration and the co-founder of the Open Education Research Lab at the University at Buffalo. To be followed by a Q&A moderated by Dr. Kaitlin Stack Whitney, Assistant Professor at the College of Liberal Arts.

Presenter Bio: Mark McBride, PhD. (he, him) is an experienced library administrator, currently the Senior Library Strategist from the SUNY System Administration, where here oversees the Office of Library Information Services (OLIS). Part of his portfolio includes SUNY OER Services, where the focus is providing accessible and affordable learning materials to students and faculty. Over the last 5 years, the OER Services has helped to save SUNY students nearly $70 million in traditional textbook costs, while also contributing to the expansion of faculty development programming across the SUNY System.

McBride is co-founder and outreach coordinator of the Open Education Research Lab at the University at Buffalo and is a leading voice on open educational resources (OERs) in SUNY and around the country. McBride has served on the OER advisory council for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and on the advisory body for LibreText. His research focuses on the experiences of college instructors who implement/adopt OER, is committed to exploring the implications of open access and open science on the broader research enterprise and on the information sciences.

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Oct 27, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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