Reusing and Making Over SkillsCommons Materials: The Power of OER - Part 2

Concurrent Session 2

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Brief Abstract

SkillsCommons will review procedures to cost-effectively reuse and revise OER in SkillsCommons. Participants will get hands-on practice with finding and reusing OER.  SkillsCommons technology partners will demonstrate how to “makeover” OER so the resources are more effective, meet TAACCCT grant requirements, and are more valuable for teaching and learning.  



Gerard L. Hanley Ph.D. is the Executive Director of MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, and SkillsCommons ( for the California State University, the Director for the Center for Usability for Design and Accessibility and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Long Beach. At MERLOT and SkillsCommons, he directs the development and sustainability of the international consortium and technology strategy to provide open educational services to improve teaching and learning and continues to development the US Department of Labor's open repository of educational resources for workforce development. Gerry's previous positions include Assistance Vice Chancellor for Academic Technology Services at the CSU Office of the Chancellor, the Director of Faculty Development and Director of Strategy Planning at CSU, Long Beach.
Rick Lumadue, Ph.D., Senior Program Manager of, California State University Office of the Chancellor. is a project of the U.S. Department of Labor's Technical Assistance Adjustments for Community Colleges and Career Training (TAACCCT) and is the world's largest repository of Open Educational Resources for workforce training. Rick is responsible for managing and supporting the 256 TAACCCT Grant Projects, representing 700 Institutions nationally, in their implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor policies, strategies, and requirements for contributing their Open Educational Resources into the Skills Commons repository and achieving the grant requirements of the TAACCCT program.