Cengage Launches “The Journey to OER” Podcast Series

New podcast series discusses open educational resources with instructors, education leaders

BOSTON, April 5, 2017 — Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced The Journey to OER, a podcast series examining open educational resources (OER), the changing role of content in the classroom, and how OER is being used in courses to help students succeed.

The series features interviews with instructors across the country on their experiences creating their respective OER courses, curating their open content materials, and the impact it had on students. In addition, The Journey to OER includes a discussion with George Miller, former Congressman and Cengage’s Senior Education Advisor, on how OER improves affordability and access to quality content for students.

“Students achieve the best outcomes when they are engaged with their learning content, whether it’s with traditional course material, open content, or affordable educational resources like our MindTap ACE solution. The Journey to OER explores instructor views on OER as we together continue to focus on improving the learning experience,” said Cheryl Costantini, Vice President of Content Strategy, Cengage.

When: The first episode of The Journey to OER will be available on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. New episodes in the six-episode series will be released bi-weekly.

Where: Listen to The Journey to OER by visiting http://www.cengage.com/oer

Who: Guests include:

  • Kim Grewe, Instructional Designer – Northern Virginia Community College, VA
  • James McDonald, Professor – University of Hartford, CT
  • Sheila Sicilia, Professor – Onondaga Community College, NY
  • Wendy Whitman-Cobb, Professor – Cameron University, OK
  • Shelley Jaye, Professor – Northern Virginia Community College, VA
  • George Miller, Former Congressman and Senior Education Adviser, Cengage

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.