Fall 2017 NEFDC Conference

College of the Holy Cross,

Worcester, MA

Friday, November 17, 2017

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The OER Initiative: Working Towards Availability, Accessibility, and Affordability

The ever-increasing cost of college is arguably the most serious problem in higher education. One of the most impactful ways to address the cost of education is through the adoption or creation of open educational resources (OER). OER represents a global movement to bring quality educational materials free of cost to students everywhere. It also represents an important collaboration between instructors, librarians, and administrators at many colleges and schools.

OER work brings challenges around issues such as quality control and content licensing--as well as faculty adoption, student learning and retention. Please join us in November for a conference on this very important initiative.

Topics for presentations might include, but are not limited to:

  • Sustaining & Growing OER initiatives
  • Teaching with OER
  • OER: The Student Voice
  • Challenges of OER Adoption
  • Combining OER with Free-to-Use Educational Resources
  • The Future of OER

To submit a proposal:

  • Review the guidelines for submitting proposals (PDF)
  • Please submit your proposal to this proposal submission link. [NOTE: The proposal deadline has been extended to Sept 9th.]

Note: proposals will be blind reviewed by a committee consisting of NEFDC Board members.

Please share this information with colleagues. We hope to see you in November 2017!
Guidelines for Presenters

Conference Location

1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

From Southbridge Street, turn up the hill onto College Street.  After you pass Linden Lane and academic buildings, turn left near the fieldhouse.  Hogan Center will be on your left and parking (free) is on your right.

Directions to Holy Cross.

Conference Rates

NEFDC conferences are one-day events held in the New England area.  A continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, and wine and cheese poster session are included as part of the conference fee.

  • Non-member NEFDC - $165 early bird [Ends Oct 18th], $195 regular
  • Member and presenter rate NEFDC - $125 early bird, $155 regular,
  • $50 students (early bird and regular)
  • Walk-ins $205

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