Applications for Z-degree grants are available annually in October. In-person training is conducted by learning specialists from Lumen Learning in mid-January. The grant timeline gives participants 8 months to develop their OER course for the following Fall semester.
What does a typical training involve?
At the training day:
- Introduction to Lumen’s Candala and Waymaker platforms, delivery systems for your OER.
- Instruction to backwards, focused on your own course and aligning content with learning objectives.
- Exploration of OER resources with which to build your course.
After the training day:
- Support from Lumen learning specialists, and campus librarians and instructional designers in preparing your course.
- Opportunities to take part in OER-focused faculty development events.
The University of Mississippi also offers additional training and development through the Academic Innovations Group. Check back soon for information about upcoming workshops.
We have developed a series of training modules about OER, copyright, and open licensing specifically for Mississippi teachers. These modules are designed to provide context for getting started with OER. They’re a work in progress, and we welcome your feedback.
Upcoming OER Conferences
- April 10-11, 2019, National University of Ireland, Galway; Recentering Open: Critical and global perspectives
- May 22nd – 23rd, 2019, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; 3rd Annual Northeast OER Summit
- Oct 30 – Nov 1, 2019, Phoenix, AZ; 16 Annual Open Education Conference
- November 26-28, 2019, Milan, Italy; Open Education Global Conference