A self-paced tutorial about open educational resources as alternatives to textbooks for college teachers. Visitors are invited to actively participate by posting Activity Reflection entries to the course Discussion area. This tutorial has 9 Lessons organized into 3 Units: Background, OER Sources, and OER Use.
This SPEC Kit includes examples of library and institution affordable course content and open educational resources webpages; educational events; incentive programs; resources adopted, adapted, or created; and job descriptions.
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A guide writ large for would-be champions of OER, that anyone might serve as guides themselves. It is the editors' hope that the examples and discussions presented by the authors will facilitate connections among practitioners, foster the development of best practices for OER adoption and creation, and more importantly, lay a foundation for novel, educational excellence.
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These SUNY OER Community Courses will introduce you to the fundamental principles and effective practices related to Open Educational Resources. Throughout this learning space, you will have the opportunity to explore and discuss methods and approaches to finding, adopting, customizing, integrating, creating, publishing, and licensing OER. You will also have opportunities to connect in conversation with your peers, and work with OER advocates from the SUNY community who can help you along your learning journey.
Specific courses are provided under a CC BY license. Please check individual course for authors and restrictions.
SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) works to enable the open sharing of research outputs and educational materials in order to democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery, and increase the return on our investment in research and education.
Student PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups) organize college students to solve some of the world's most pressing public interest problems, including textbook costs. They conduct research, develop campaigns, and provide resources.
We are a global network of educational institutions, individuals and organizations that support an approach to education based on openness, including collaboration, innovation and collective development and use of open educational materials.
Produced by the Open Education Group for the Open Textbook Network (2016) - 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).
Program designed to provide institutions with free coaching, strategic planning services, training, and support with the goal of increasing use of open educational resources. Also includes Summer Action Plan Checklist and Open Oregon webinar on effective strategies to increase OER adoptions on your campus for any institution.
Content produced by OpenStax is licensed under a CC BY license, but linked content and specific documents should be checked for licensing or limitations.
The OER Adoption Impact Explorer helps you understand some of the impacts of adopting OER instead of commercial textbooks.
Change the values below to match data from your institution to see how OER adoption can benefit your students and institution.
Charts, graphs, and language will update in real time as you make changes.
The OER Adoption Impact Explorer, version 0.8, is a joint project of the Open Education Group and Lumen Learning. Figures provided by the Explorer are estimates. The OER Adoption Impact Explorer is written in R and delivered by Shiny.
CCCOER is a growing consortium of community and technical colleges committed to expanding access to education and increasing student success through adoption of open educational policy, practices, and resources. They provide a community and resources to learn about the evolving practice of open education.