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Professional Development Workshops: Open Educational Resources

Interested in learning more about Open Educational Resources and how they can be integrated into your classes?  Join Collier Library and ETS as they welcome William Cross, Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University, for two days of presentations and workshops. Space is limited, so registration is required.


More Than Free: Understanding Open Licenses to Unlock the Power of OER

This one hour presentation will focus on Open Educational Resources (OER) and how they offer a powerful opportunity to reduce textbook costs so all students at UNA can participate on a level playing field. By building on open licenses, OER remove copyright confusion and support new kinds of teaching and learning. This introductory session will familiarize you with OER and the open licenses that make them so exciting. Come learn about the basics of copyright as it applies to education and see the ways that OER can transform your classroom.

This session will be presented twice on Monday, March 18th

For the 10am session (in the Collier Library Basement Classroom) register here:

For the 3pm session (in Collier Library Classroom 111) register here:


More Than a Textbook: Using Open Pedagogy to Unlock the Potential of Open Education

During this three hour workshop, Mr. Cross will discuss how open educational resources (OER) are more than free textbooks - they empower instructors to fundamentally transform the way they teach by moving beyond a static, commercial resource. By removing legal and technical barriers, OER enable new types of teaching and learning that do things a traditional textbook never could. Join us for a hands-on lunch and learn session where you will learn and practice strategies for open pedagogy that is more engaging, more equitable, and makes a difference in the real world.

Lunch will be provided for attendees.

This workshop will be presented on Tuesday, March 19th from 11am – 2pm in Collier Library Classroom 111

Register for the workshop here:

Will Cross

William M. Cross is the Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University where he provides advice and instruction to campus stakeholders on copyright, licensing, and scholarly communication issues. As a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Will earned an M.A. in Technology & Communication, a J.D. in Law, and an M.S.L.S. in Library Science. Before joining the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center, Will worked in academic and law libraries, in constitutional litigation, and at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He serves as an adjunct instructor in the UNC School of Information and Library Science and lectures nationally on free expression, copyright, and scholarly communication. Will has been quoted in publications such as The Chronicle of Higher Education and Techdirt and publishes regularly in law and library journals on topics ranging from the pedagogy of legal education for librarians to First Amendment analysis of the regulation of video games.

Read more about Will in his ACRL Member of the Week profile ACRL Insider.