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Second Annual OER Summit to be Held at Lansing Community College this Friday

February 22, 2017


The Open Educational Resources (OER) Summit is open to Lansing Community College (LCC) employees, students, and educators from more than 29 Michigan colleges-including Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University and Wayne State University.

The media is welcome to attend.


The OER Summit, hosted by LCC in partnership with the LCC Foundation and Michigan Colleges Online (MCO), will bring together educators, librarians, students, administrators, and other stakeholders committed to the advancement of open education.

This second annual summit provides a unique opportunity to share information and highlight OER adoption, development, and creation across educational institutions in the State of Michigan. Eight Michigan school districts representing the K-12 sector will also be attending to talk about their participation in the #GoOpen initiative.


Friday, February 24
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.


LCC's Downtown Campus

The morning session will be held in Dart Auditorium from 9-11:45 a.m. Lunch will be provided from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and the afternoon session will be held in the Gannon Commons, inside of the Gannon Building, beginning at 12:45 p.m.

For a complete agenda, visit


LCC is committed to student success, textbook affordability, and faculty engagement. Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching and learning resources issued with open licenses that allow users to legally use, revise, remix, and redistribute the content. OERs increase access and remove barriers to education. In addition to the cost savings to students, OERs are a great vehicle for faculty to engage in open educational practices, refocus, and reinvigorate their teaching to better serve our students.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 15,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education, and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit, and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

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