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Janelle Wertzberger, Mary Elmquist, Sarah Appendu. Sarah Principato (Environmental Studies), Alecea Standlee (Sociology), Mercedes Valmisa (Philosophy) When COVID-19 caused an emergency pivot to online teaching and learning, students and faculty suddenly needed course materials that were accessible and adaptable in that context. Open educational resources (OER) offer flexibility and resiliency in any mode of instruction, while simultaneously reducing inequities among students. Faculty can employ other strategies to reduce student costs, as well. Hosted by the Musselman Library Scholarly Communications team, this session will include a short presentation, testimonials from faculty who are already teaching with OER and other low-cost materials, and time for questions and discussion.


This presentation was included in the Gettysburg June 2020 Pedagogy Institute.

See the full results of the Gettysburg College Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey.

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JPI Slides.pdf (1374 kB)
JPI Takeaways.pdf (178 kB)