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TEDx talk by Dr. Tori Matthews, Biology Department

Please take the time to watch this amazing TEDx talk "OppOERtunity" by MCC Biology faculty member Dr. Tori Matthews.

Summary: Educators strive to provide opportunities for their students but the financial responsibilities of education are often overlooked. Open Educational Resources (OER) may provide another tool for educators to use to ease this burden. Tori A. Matthews, Ph.D. Dr. Matthews holds a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, with concentrations in Cell Biology and Neuro-Pharmacology. He completed his doctoral research and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center. During his post-graduate studies, Dr. Matthews became heavily involved with community outreach initiatives aimed at promoting science and research careers amongst elementary-aged underserved populations. These experiences led Dr. Matthews away from the lab bench and into the classroom where he has taught science to students ranging from Pre-K through graduate school. Currently, he is an instructor at Monroe Community College (MCC), where he teaches Open Educational Resources (OER) classes in subjects ranging from introductory biology to anatomy and physiology and molecular genetics. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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