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UC Cooperative Extension Archive: Past, Present, and Future
Author: Lisa Vallen

August 2, 2018

Things are heating up at the UC Cooperative Extension Archive! July marks the start of our $308,900 three year grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for “A Century of Impact: Documenting the Work of the Cooperative Extension in California's Counties.” Over the next three years, we will appraise, process, and digitize historical material from 20 county offices, with the goals of:

Zero-Cost (OER) Course Materials Grant

July 31, 2018

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or are released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER can include textbooks, supplemental materials, teaching materials, test and question banks, and more!

Why use OER?

Using OER allows students to have materials before the first day of class and to have access to materials 24/7 from any internet connection. The use of OER removes financial obstacles to course materials and allows instructors to customize materials to match their teaching style and learning needs of their students. 

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Faculty Author Series: Fake News, Propaganda, and Plain Old Lies by Donald Barclay

Wed, August 15, 2018 3:20 PM to Tue, September 11, 2018 3:20 PM

Join us for the Fall 2018 semester's first Faculty Author Series talk with Donald A. Barclay, Deputy University Librarian, who has spent decades teaching university students to become information literate scholars and citizens. Barclay will discuss his new book: Fake News, Propaganda, and Plain Old Lies: How to Find Trustworthy Information in the Digital Age, where he takes an objective, non-partisan approach to the complex and nuanced topic of sorting deceptive information from trustworthy information.


Date: Tuesday, September 11th

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location: KL 360