Cengage to Host Virtual Panel Discussion on Future of OER

Instructors, librarians, and education leaders discuss changing role of content in the classroom

BOSTON, June 22, 2017 – Cengage, an education and technology company, will host a live, virtual panel discussion to serve as the finale to the company’s open educational resources (OER) podcast series, The Journey to OER.

The panelists will discuss the current state of OER in higher education, the future of OER in the classroom, and the roles that instructors, institutions, and education companies play in utilizing OER to improve student outcomes and affordability.

When: The one-hour panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, June 28 at 3 PM EST.

Where: Register to join the discussion by visiting the event page. Registered attendees will be able to submit questions for the panelists to answer during the Q&A portion of the discussion.

Who: The panel will be moderated by Cheryl Costantini, Vice President of Content Strategy, Cengage.

Panelists include:

  • Barbara Illowsky – Chief Academic Affairs Officer at California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative, author of “Introductory Statistics” by OpenStax, and member of the international Board of Directors of the Open Education Consortium
  • Shelley Jaye – Assistant Professor of Geology at Northern Virginia Community College and a contributor to The Journey to OER podcast series
  • Jeremey Smith – Librarian working in the Scholarly Communication Office on Open Education Resources at University of Massachusetts – Amherst

For more information on Cengage’s work with open educational resources, visit: http://www.cengage.com/oer

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA with an office hub in San Francisco. Employees reside in nearly 40 countries with sales in more than 125 countries around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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