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.

Subject:
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.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
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.

Subject:
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
Best Practices for Communicating Digital Accessibility  Requirements
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Guidance and sample language for agencies looking to include accessibility requirements and/or guidance in communications with publishers and developers of digital materials and technologies.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CAST
Author:
National AEM Center at CAST
Date Added:
10/19/2022
Creative Commons for Educators, Academic Librarians, and GLAM
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Creative Commons for Educators, Academic Librarians, and GLAM by Creative Commons is organized into the following 5 units:
Unit 1: What Is Creative Commons
Unit 2: Copyright Law
Unit 3: Anatomy of a CC License
Unit 3: Anatomy of a CC license
Unit 4: Using CC Licenses and CC-Licensed Works
Unit 5: CC for Educators
5. CC for Educators
Unit 5: CC for Academic Librarians
Additional Resources
Unit 5: CC for GLAM

Additional Certificate Resources (Template syllabus, Word documents, Epub files) are available here: https://certificates.creativecommons.org/about/certificate-resources-cc-by/.

Subject:
Information Science
Education
General Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Creative Commons
Date Added:
05/28/2020
Defining Accessibility
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An explanation of what it means to say educational materials are "accessible" and why accessibility is important.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CAST
Author:
National AEM Center at CAST
Date Added:
10/19/2022
Getting Started with EPUB
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Learn about the benefits of EPUB, a standard for creating accessible publications, as well as how to find, use and create EPUB content.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
CAST
Author:
National AEM Center at CAST
Date Added:
10/19/2022
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
Licence Matching Activity
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The Licence Matching Activity is an interactive tool that invites users to identify the licenses most suitable to the identified needs.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Author:
Kenneth Leroy Busbee
Date Added:
06/10/2022
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.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
Abbey Elder
Date Added:
04/08/2020