Presenters: Erik Christensen, Natural Sciences Department Chair, South Florida State College and Melanie Jackson, eLearning Director, South Florida State College
Description: This presentation will showcase the dramatic benefits to improving student access and success through the integration of a variety of OER Web 2.0 resources into your class. The dramatic cost reduction achieved by replacing traditional textbooks with virtual OER materials, coupled with the ability to integrate a wide variety of other learning resources that can address a range of learning styles, are keys to improving student success. The recent redesign of AST 1002 Descriptive Astronomy at South Florida State College will provide a case study backdrop that will enable participants to get a first-hand view of the effectiveness of each. These tools are all student-friendly, mobile- and BYOD-capable, and many are already familiar with students.