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Wednesday, November 18 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
How OER increased student success: Lessons from TCC's Z Degree

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With over 2,500 students completing z courses the results are in and the data supports the claim that OER makes a difference in the student experience. In this session, Tidewater Community College will share the results of the 2-year pilot of its A.S. in Business Administration Z Degree with an emphasis on student success, retention and persistence.

Removing textbook costs was the initial driver behind TCC's Z Degree, but the team quickly realized that the true power of OER is its ability to allow a course to become laser focused on learning outcomes. Participants will see examples from z courses where the selection and alignment of OER have made significant impacts on student learning and engagement. Faculty developers and project leadership will share the process for not just creating, but improving these courses in order to realize additional gains in areas of alignment, authentic assessment and pedagogically sound course design and delivery. The panel will also share their insights and experiences rebuilding existing courses as they adopt and adapt existing OER to align with course outcomes.


Daniel DeMarte

Vice President for Academic Affairs & CAO, Tidewater Community College
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Linda Williams

Professor, Business Administration, Tidewater Community College
Business Professor Linda Williams has become the face of TCC’s Textbook Free Degree. She’s been featured in countless articles and television interviews about the cutting edge program that enables TCC business students to earn an entire degree while spending zero funds for textbooks.“It... Read More →

Wednesday November 18, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm PST
BC Ballroom

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