Past Webinars

Overview

Past Webinars

Recordings of past webinars, plus related SREB resources on these education topics

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The HBCU Affordable Learning Solutions Community Portal

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The HBCU Affordable Learning Solutions Community Portal at Tennessee State University provides HBCUs free access to the tools, technologies and services to build affordable course materials and learn from their HBCU colleagues. Learn about this program and find ideas for collaboration around your own open educational resource efforts. 

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OpenStax: 10 years of Publishing and the Future of OER

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Since publishing its first open textbook in 2012, OpenStax has grown to serve more than 6.5 million students annually and save students over $1.7 billion. This webinar shared an overview of OpenStax, reflections on a decade of open educational resources growth, and opportunities for the future. Learn how your students can benefit and explore opportunities for OER to go even further in improving student success and educational equity.

Speaker

Daniel Williamson, Managing Director, OpenStax

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Affordable Learning Georgia: A Resource For OER

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Affordable Learning Georgia has saved students more than $124 million in textbook costs through open educational resources. Learn about this statewide program (whose materials are free and customizable for faculty and staff across the nation) and find ideas for your own state and institution. The webinar includes Q&A on textbooks, funding, perceptions and more.

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Stella E. Nwokeji

Prioritizing Self-Care in Academia
SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program Webinar Series

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In this webinar, SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program alumni discussed the importance of prioritizing self-care and mental health for scholars focusing on the rigors of the Ph.D. journey, as well as faculty working in academia, answered questions and shared therapeutic resources and tools. Topics included: the importance of social support systems and how culture plays a part in the equation.

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Starting a Grant-Funded Community or Campus-Based Initiative
SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program Webinar Series

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In this webinar, SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program alumna and Bob Belle Service Grant recipients Drs. Myrtede Alfred, Karin Block-Cora and Cheryl Swanier shared their expertise on several topics, including steps to conceptualizing an initiative, organizing an initiative from an existing practice, how to leverage funding and build relationships with similar programs, and the connection between service and the tenure-track.

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Dr. Janeen Perry-Campbell

Dissertation Defense Stories: Defending in a Virtual Environment
SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program Webinar Series

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In this webinar, SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program alumna Drs. Whitney McCoy and Janeen Perry-Campbell led the panel discussion on defending the dissertation in a virtual environment. Panelists shared their experiences defending online, offered key preparation tips surrounding the rules in a virtual environment and answered attendee questions.

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The Real Story on Teacher Shortages — and Possible Solutions

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What do we know about teacher shortages nationally and in specific locations and academic subjects? How are state leaders taking action on this issue in new and more comprehensive ways?

In this webinar, FutureEd at Georgetown University, EducationCounsel and the Southern Regional Education Board led a discussion on teacher shortages across the nation and how states can take steps to address the problem more effectively.

Speakers

Sandi Jacobs, Principal, EducationCounsel

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OER in Dual Enrollment
Leveraging Open Educational Resources to Expand Equitable Access

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Join SREB and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact to learn the findings and recommendations of this forthcoming report.   

Open educational resources, or OER, are free, openly licensed, high-quality classroom materials. Expanding their use in dual enrollment courses can help more students afford and succeed in college courses while they are still in high school.  

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The Cost of OER and Return on Investment
Open Educational Resources in Dual Enrollment

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This session was held to help decision-makers on all levels — state, higher education institutions and K12 schools and districts — better understand the perceived costs of open educational resources, cost-savings, and the return on investments.

This session is part of SREB’s Open Educational Resources in Dual Enrollment webinar series.

The webinar session covered the following topics:

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Equitable Access and College Affordability
Open Education Resources in Dual Enrollment

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This webinar explored how the use of open educational resources in dual enrollment can open pathways to postsecondary education for minority and low-income students. The session covered increasing equitable access to postsecondary education and making college more affordable, along with learning solutions.

This session is part of SREB’s Open Educational Resources in Dual Enrollment webinar series.

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OER in Dual and Concurrent Enrollment Programs
Current Practice and Best Practice

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This webinar presented early findings from a current study funded by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact and the Southern Regional Education Board to examine the current use of open educational resources in dual and concurrent enrollment courses. The webinar also explored best practices and lessons learned from states and dual enrollment partnerships pioneering these efforts.