Getting started with OER

This collection contains resources intended to assist instructors in adopting, adapting, and/or creating open educational resources.

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ALMS Framework
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The ALMS Framework provides a way to consider how technical choices impact the ability to engage in the 5R activities associated with OER (Open Educational Resources). This video outlines key technical considerations addressed through ALMS Framework when planning an OER project.

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA)
Sophie Rondeau
Date Added:
11/20/2020
Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition
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The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd Edition is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students.

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Higher Education
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Reading
Author:
Amanda Coolidge
Josie Gray
Sue Doner
Tara Robertson
Date Added:
05/19/2020
Authoring Open Textbooks
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This guide is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and K-12. It includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools.

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Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Anita R. Walz
Caitie Finlayson
Cody Taylor
Deb Quentel
Dianna Fisher
Karen Bjork
Linda Frederiksen
Ralph Morelli
Shane Nackerud
Date Added:
04/08/2020
Best Practices and Case Studies
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This collaboratively authored guide helps institutions navigate the uncharted waters of tagging course material as open educational resources (OER) or under a low-cost threshold by summarizing relevant state legislation, providing tips for working with stakeholders, and analyzing technological and process considerations. The first half of the book provides a high-level analysis of the technology, legislation, and cultural change needed to operationalize course markings. The second half features case studies by Alexis Clifton, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Michael Daly, Juville Dario-Becker, Tony DeFranco, Cindy Domaika, Ann Fiddler, Andrea Gillaspy Steinhilper, Rajiv Jhangiani, Brian Lindshield, Andrew McKinney, Nathan Smith, and Heather White.

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Higher Education
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Case Study
Reading
Author:
Abbey Elder
Jennifer Raye
Jessica Dai
John Schoppert
Joy Perrin
Kris Helge
Liz Thompson
Michelle Reed
Nicole Allen
Sarah Hare
Date Added:
05/19/2020
Guidebook to Research on Open Educational Resources Adoption
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The purpose of this guidebook is to provide ideas for how individual
faculty members and those who support them (e.g., librarians, instructional
designers, etc.) can research the effect of their adoption of open educational
resources (OER). Clearly educational research is a challenging enterprise;
this guidebook is not meant to replace the substantive courses and
experiences that a Ph.D. in educational research would provide. Rather,
our hope is to provide some straightforward suggestions that could be
implemented by OER adopters so as to help them identify what has
happened as a result of their OER adoption.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
David Wiley
John Hilton III
Lane Fischer
Rob Nyland
Date Added:
05/14/2020
ISKME Accessibility Checklist
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Checklist of best practices for creating accessible resources.The Accessibility Checklist is adapted from BC Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit, CC-BY 4.0 International License.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
OER Policy Development Tool
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The contents of the OER policy tool are intended to be adopted and adapted for use within a college or university’s culture. The OER policy tool is organized in three sections:

I. OER Policy Assumptions

II. OER Policy Components

III. OER Policy Resources

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Amanda Coolidge
Daniel DeMarte
Date Added:
05/19/2020
The OER Starter Kit
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This starter kit has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Each chapter is accompanied by learning objectives and most chapters feature interactive elements and opportunities for readers to engage with the text. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education.

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Educational Technology
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
Abbey Elder
Date Added:
04/08/2020
OER Starter Kit Workbook
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"The OER Starter Kit Workbook is a remix of the OER Starter Kit to include worksheets to help instructors practice the skills they need to confidently find, use, or even create open educational resources (OER). We welcome instructors, librarians, instructional designers, administrators, and anyone else interested in OER to explore the OER Starter Kit Workbook"--CUNY website.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Abbey Elder
Stacy Katz
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Open Pedagogy Approaches
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Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations offers a diverse compilation of OER and open pedagogy (OP) projects grounded in faculty, library, and student collaborations. Open Pedagogy Approaches provides ideas, practical tips, and inspiration for educators willing to explore the power of open, whether that involves a small innovation or a large-scale initiative.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Alexis Clifton
Kimberly Davies Hoffman
Date Added:
07/02/2020
Open Pedagogy Project Roadmap
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Open pedagogy projects can be multi-faceted, single-semester, or multi-year, and can result in any number of student-authored/created/directed scholarly or non-scholarly outputs. These outputs could include, for example, a public-facing blog post, translating a Wikipedia page, creating a digital scholarly edition, socially annotating, revising an open textbook, and/or contributing to crowd-sourced transcription projects. The Open Pedagogy Project Roadmap is a module-based resource that will assist you in planning, finding support for, sharing, and sustaining your open pedagogy project, regardless of its size or scope. The Roadmap will take you through four modules which will guide you through the 5 Ss of open pedagogy projects: Scope, Support, Students, Sharing, and Sustaining.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Bryan McGeary
Christina Riehman-Murphy
Date Added:
11/09/2021
Open at the Margins – Critical Perspectives on Open Education
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This book represents a starting point towards curating and centering marginal voices and non-dominant epistemic stances in open education. It includes the work of 43 diverse authors whose perspectives challenge the dominant hegemony.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Amy Collier
Chris Bourg
Jim Luke
Robin Derosa
Sarah Hare
Sava Saheli Singh
Suzan Koseoglu
Tannis Morgan
Tara Robertson
Taskeen Adam
Date Added:
08/18/2020
Ryerson Open Moments
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Ryerson Open Moments is a book that describes the journeys of eight educators who came to discover open education through projects in which they developed open educational resources. Each of these stories recounts a different journey towards open and what open education comes to mean for each of our storytellers. These stories vary based on their goals, their experiences of teaching, and the types of projects they pursued.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Ann Ludbrook
Erin Meger
Maureen Glynn
Michelle Schwartz
Wendy Freeman
Date Added:
06/29/2020
UH OER Training
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"A three-part training guide for bringing higher education instructors up to speed with Open Educational Resources (OER). This book was developed to serve as a standalone guide for independent creators and to support OER training through face-to-face, online, and hybrid delivery modes"--Cover Page.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
William Meinke
Date Added:
04/09/2020
Understanding Document Accessibility
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With much of the world gone digital, learning to create documents that are accessible to everyone is becoming a necessary skill. Intended for a general audience, this free resource reviews a wide range of document authoring applications, including the tools they contain for creating accessible documents, and tests them to ensure they do not contain potential barriers. Learn how to create accessible word processed documents, spreadsheets, presentation slides, and PDF documents, among others, so they are accessible to everyone.

Subject:
Computer Science
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Ryerson University
Date Added:
09/08/2021