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OLC Webinar: Trends on Digital Course Material Use and OER Awareness in Higher Education

July 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free Online Learning Consortium Webinar:

Digital textbooks, online homework, interactive lab modules, and more – digital course materials are now fully integrated into the classroom. One example of a growing digital course material is online educational resources (OER); OER are free, openly licensed, learning resources that allow customization and revision of the materials.

This webinar will review digital course materials faculty report regularly using in their classrooms and OER awareness and adoption trends. How many faculty provide a digital textbook? How many faculty use OER materials? How have these changed in recent years?

This research comes from the latest results on digital curricula adoption and OER awareness in the 2023-24 survey by Bay View Analytics. This is the tenth survey in the series of annual surveys benchmarking the rise of digital classroom tools, especially OER. This survey included a national sample of higher education faculty and administrators.

Please join us for an informative presentation and discussion on digital course materials. There will also be time reserved for attendees for an open Q&A.


Learn more and register for this webinar on the OLC website.

Speaker Bio

Jeff SeamanJeff Seaman, Ph.D.

Director – Bay View Analytics

Dr. Jeff Seaman has worked in education information technology for over 20 years and holds degrees in Demography/Statistics, Sociology, Electrical Engineering, and Housing, all from Cornell University. He has taught social science, information technology, and statistics at several colleges and universities, including Cornell University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and. Babson College. Dr. Seaman has been conducting research on the impact of technology on higher education and K-12 for over a decade, beginning with comprehensive national studies of technology use in U.S. Higher Education. Dr. Seaman has served on academic technology advisory boards for a number of information technology companies including Apple Computer, IBM, and Microsoft.

Julia Seaman, Ph.D.

Director of Research – Bay View Analytics

Dr. Julia Seaman has extensive experience in survey research as well as competitive intelligence and translational research. She has worked and published across a wide range of qualitative and quantitative projects. Along with her publications at Bay View Analytics, Dr. Seaman’s projects include publishing on statistical practices in ASQ, and consulting for several biotechnology start-ups. Dr. Seaman has published in scientific, statistical, and quality control journals, including Cell Death and Differentiation, BMC Anesthesiology, and Journal of Quality Progress, as well as serving as statistical and scientific reviewer for BMC journals and UCSF Health Awards.


July 31
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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