Open Education Resources Workshop 2.0

Register Here Registration for this event has closed. Please email if you’d like to attend the event if space becomes available. You will be notified no later than Wednesday, February 8th.

Join facilitator Paul Golisch from Lumen Learning for a workshop that will provide a practical overview of the use of OER by providing a brief introduction to open licensing and open education. We’ll focus on open course design by aligning open content to learning outcomes and assessments. Attendees will have an opportunity to begin the development and design of an open course using methods to customize open educational resources. Collaborate with colleagues while gaining the necessary tools to incorporate open education resources this semester. This faculty and staff workshop is designed to be informative, hands on, and suitable for all levels. Explore how to adopt, adapt, and build OER with best practices to complement or reimagine current and future instruction. Registration is free and includes refreshments. Workshop participants should bring:

  1. Student learning outcomes for at least one course. If you are unsure which course to take on, it will be easiest to start with gateway courses that have higher enrollments like those collected in the Lumen catalog, which generally have more resources already curated and enhanced.
  2. Your best work. Many faculty members have augmented or moved away from only using traditional textbooks. You will likely want to incorporate your own assessments, study guides, presentation materials, writing and other materials into OER courses. Make sure you have access to your own materials so you can include them in your material review.
  3. Your questions about open educational resources. This is an interactive workshop where we will learn together about OER.

Who: Faculty

When: Friday, February 10th from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: Fredericksburg Campus at Germanna Virginia Community College–Workforce Building SP2 Room 233.


  • 9:00-9:30: Arrival and Light Breakfast
  • 9:30-10:30: Access, Affordability, and Student Success with Open Educational Resources: Discuss the inspiration and goals of the Achieving the Dream (ATD) Open Educational Resources (OER) degree initiative at your institution. Why develop an OER degree program? How can your institution pursue ATD program goals? What is OER? What is open education?
  • 10:30-10:45: Break
  • 10:45-12:30: Workshop: 5Rs Activity: Practice hands-on with essential OER activities and tools to empower your creation of OER courses. Reuse: Explore examples of existing OER courses; Retain: Take editorial control over your own copy of an OER course;Revise: Make changes to an existing OER resource; Remix: Find and incorporate other OER into your open course; Redistribute: Learn how your custom course can be delivered to students in your LMS, for offline use with computers, tablets or phones, in print, and publicly online.
  • 12:30-1:30: Working Lunch: Roundtable discussions
  • 1:30-3:00: Workshop: Mapping Your Open Course: Identify open materials that align with your course structure, learning outcomes, pedagogy, and context. Collaborate to review and identify assessments that align with outcomes; Discuss mapping open course materials to course structures and student learning outcomes; Learn strategies for adapting and augmenting course materials; Align materials with your learning outcomes, pedagogy, and context.
  • 3:00-3:30: Workshop: Education Is Sharing: Review and discuss goals, preparations and needs; Showcase work completed and identify needs and next steps; Discuss ongoing support resources and processes.