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ALI Open Educational Resources: News & Events

A guide to Open Educational Resources provided by the Affordable Learning Committee of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI)

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Open Chats

The ongoing Open Chat series will meet via Zoom the last Tuesday of each month @ 3 Eastern (except August and December).  No registration is required.  This call is meant for anyone working in Indiana libraries interested in making learning materials more affordable.  Email ALI ALC Chair Amanda Hurford ( and join the ALI ALC listserv to get the Zoom invite.

Let’s Chat about Affordable Learning

June 4, 2020 3 PM EST

The Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) Affordable Learning Committee would like to invite you to our second Open Chat. Let’s Chat about Affordable Learning, on Thursday, June 4 @ 3 PM EST, is an opportunity to informally chat about affordable solutions for course materials such as open educational resources (OER) and other zero cost options, and get to know your Indiana colleagues working in this space.  Together we can share what we are doing, talk about barriers, offer advice, and whatever else comes up!

Addressing Myths and Barriers to Further OER Adoption

Presented by Sarah Hare, Scholarly Communication Librarian at Indiana University
February 11, 2020 2-3 PM EST
Event Slides

This open chat will name and address common misunderstandings instructors may have about OER. The session will provide attendees with talking points and data that proactively address these myths. The web-based session will also discuss barriers instructors face when attempting to adopt OER and responsive services/ resources librarians can provide. Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss their own experiences throughout the open chat.

The session assumes a basic understanding of OER and the high cost of course materials. While some parts of the session may be of interest to special/ public libraries, the content is geared toward an academic library audience.