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Join the VALE OER Ambassadors and experienced OER administration and faculty to learn about Open Educational Resources and how to integrate them into your institution’s curriculum. Coffee and lunch will be provided. This workshop is intended for faculty, librarians, and staff/administrators.



Registration is free, but limited to individuals from VALE Member Institutions.

Directions & Parking

Directions: Campus Map

Campus Building: Gateway Building, Lecture Hall, 1st floor

Parking: Parking is available in front of the Gateway Building, Building 101, in Parking Lot #4. Additional parking is available in Lot #3. There is accessible parking in front of the building. If any one has special accessibility issues, please contact Janet Marler, to have Security assist them if needed.

The lecture hall is on the first floor of Gateway Building, to the left as you enter from the front.

Lunch: Your attendee name tags will be act as your lunch “ticket.” Attendees will have the option to box their lunches to take them out of Gateway to another building or outdoors.


Agenda & Schedule

9:30am-10am:  Registration and Refreshments

10am-10:10am: Welcome
Donna Rosinski-Kauz, Library Director, Ocean County College
Dr. Joseph Konopka,  Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Ocean County College

10:10am-10:20am: Overview of VALE’s OER Initiative
Greg Fallon, Associate Dean of Learning Resources, Passaic County Community College

10:20am–11:15am: Open Educational Resources New Jersey Ambassadors Present:

Why OER?
Janet Marler, College Lecturer II-Library, Ocean County College

What is OER & Where Do I Find Resources? 
Alison Cole, Computing and Information Technology Librarian, Felician University

How to Implement an OER Program
Ken Karol, Instructional Technologist and Reference Librarian, Passaic County Community College

Question and Answer Session

11:15am-11:30am: Implementing a Large Scale OER Initiative
Dr. Sylvia Riviello, Dean of STEM, Ocean County College

11:30am–11:45am:  Teaching with OER Materials
Vivian Lynn, Dean of E-Learning, Ocean County College

11:40am-12pm: Interactive Activity

12 pm-1pm: Lunch Break

1 pm-2 pm: Breakout Sessions