Join the UCSF Library for a dive into Open Educational Resources with Nicole Allen and Nick Shockey of the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching, learning, and research resources that are in the public domain and allow free use and re-purposing by others. OERs can be full courses, course materials, lesson plans, open textbooks, learning objects, videos, games, tests, software, or any other tool, material, or technique that supports access to knowledge. OERs are taking off around the world. California has committed state funds to make educational resources more open and affordable.
Nicole Allen is the Director of Open Education and Nick Shockey is the Director of Student Advocacy at SPARC. Nicole and Nick will discuss their work with students and with OER advocacy, and will engage with members of the UCSF, UCB, and UCSC community on how OERs can benefit education and scholarship. Their visit at UCSF is part of a tour of UC campuses.