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Open Educational Resources (OER): Open Ed Week 2019

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NOVA Online hosts Open Education Week Webinar

The Impact of OER Use on Students’ Approaches to Learning at NOVA

For Open Education Week 2019, NOVA Online held a webinar about student learning and OER use at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Check out the webinar recording to hear what students think about OER, how students use OER, and what students want from OER. Kim Grewe presents her recently published dissertation research on student OER use and learning at NOVA.

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About the Presenter:

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Kim Grewe, Ph.D., is an educator, scholar, online learning enthusiast, and champion of open education. With teaching experience from middle school to community college, Kim currently works as an instructional designer for NOVA Online at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). At NOVA, Kim is often involved in initiatives around Open Educational Resources (OER).

Kim has enjoyed conducting research around OER, both as an OER Research Fellow and a VCCS Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow. Her dissertation, a qualitative study, explores the impact of OER on students’ deep approaches to learning. Kim graduated from Old Dominion University with a Ph.D. in Community College Leadership in December 2018.

Open Education Week

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Open Education Week 2019

March 4-8

Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its goal is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. 


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