Upcoming Events:

Save the Date for the First Annual OER Summit!

August 9th, 2019 at Penn State University. 

We hope you will be able to join us for a day of presentations, discussions, networking and sharing about Open Education activities across the state. More details about the call for proposals and registration will be available soon.

Past Events and Webinars:

"Searching for OER"

with Amanda Larson, Open Education Librarian at Penn State

Held April 30th, 2019, this webinar explored best practices for searching for open educational resources including:

  • Searching tactics for different types of projects

  • Where to search

  • How to search for textbooks, images, and video

  • Where to find resources to help you support faculty.

  • How Creative Commons licenses work

Download the video and slides.


"Affordable Learning Pennsylvania: Update and Next Steps"

On February 13, 2019, the ALPa Steering Committee provided an update on the Affordable Learning project and introduced the OER Specialists. Download the slides.


"Learn to Lead Affordable Learning Initiatives on Your Campus"

The Affordable Learning PA project is now a consortium member of the Open Textbook Network. Two training workshops by the experts at OTN were offered in September 2018 to form the foundation for creating a community of practice, centered around building OER learning content, for affordable learning in Pennsylvania and the surrounding region.

Each workshop covered areas such as: 

  • Using tools and resources for open textbook programming
  • Strategies for addressing common challenges
  • Identifying obstacles to open textbook adoptions
  • Developing incentives for successful programs on your local campus
  • In-person networking opportunities and more
  • Agenda