Advocate for OER

Explore this great set of resources to advocate for the adoption and use of OER, for educators, administrators, policymakers.

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Building OER Sustainability on Campus
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Join us for this webinar to hear how colleges are transitioning from individual faculty OER course adoptions to entire departments and OER degree pathways. OER leaders at colleges who have reached critical mass in their implementation will share best practices for sustaining faculty engagement, student involvement, project funding, and institutional commitment to OER adoption for the enhancement of teaching and learning.

Our featured speakers are both longtime community college leaders in the OER movement at regional and district levels. They will engage each other in discussions on the themes mentioned above and invite questions from webinar attendees.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
Author:
Lisa Young
Date Added:
06/14/2017
Growing Open Education in Michigan, Oregon, & California
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Open Education Week is an ideal time to hear from our community members who are leading open education initiatives on their campuses and across their states to reduce costs for students and empower faculty to enhance learning in their classrooms. We will hear from two OER librarians and a faculty member who are successfully growing awareness and adoption of open educational resources. They will share the successes and challenges of coordinating statewide efforts and influencing their colleagues to adopt OER in their courses.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
Author:
Amy Hofer
Regina Gong
Vera Kennedy
Date Added:
03/28/2017
Liberty Public Schools - OER Curriculum and #GoOpen Resources
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These Google Documents from Liberty Public Schools (LPS) include their #GoOpen Course Curriculum for the OER courses the district has written so far. Also includes resources that other districts can use for their OER adoption work, including the LPS OER Copyright Guidelines, LPS OER Budget Template, an the LPS OER Vetting Document, among other resources.

Subject:
Applied Science
Mathematics
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Liberty Public Schools
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Libraries & the Open Education Movement
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This video discusses the various ways in which academic libraries and their librarians are supporting the Open Education Movement.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Abbey Elder
Date Added:
05/25/2018
Making Sense of Open Education
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This is an introductory-level course designed for global post-secondary educators interested in learning more about open education, open educational resources (OER), and open educational practices (OEP). The purpose of the course is to increase awareness and use of OER as part of global teaching and learning, and to connect education communities with each other. Participation within the course discussion forums requires enrolment through the OpenLearn system and may enrich your learning experience through interactions. There will also be social media and blogging opportunities to connect through Twitter and other spaces that you choose.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Open University
Author:
Jenni Hayman
Date Added:
06/01/2018
Marketing OER Programs to Students
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OER programs provide an opportunity for students to earn a certificate or associates degree without incurring the cost of textbooks for their courses. This can dramatically reduce the cost of attendance and has been estimated at 25% or more savings*. Most OER programs are developed to serve the neediest students who may otherwise have to defer college or take fewer courses due to prohibitive cost. Reaching the students who could most benefit most from enrolling in OER courses can prove to be a challenge in of itself. We will hear from speakers who have developed successful strategies at their colleges to create awareness and encourage underrepresented students to enroll in OER degree programs targeted at their academic success.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
Author:
Lyda Kiser
Mark Haskins
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Module 2: Understanding OER
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We will start the lesson discussing what open educational resources are. Please watch the video first and read through the content. It is important to understand the concept of open educational resources as it will be the base for the rest of the modules.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Washington
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Module 9: Why OER Matters
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Why do open educational resources matter? What is the point of using OER? Below are some of the benefits of using open educational resources that I have seen while working with OER over the past several years.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Washington
Date Added:
04/29/2019
OER Action Planning Worksheet.
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Your action plan is an internal planning document for how you will convince key internal and external constituents to support for the work that you are doing. It is intended as a living document that you can revisit as you review the results of your advocacy activities and refine your advocacy strategy. Think of it as a skeleton you can work to fill in.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Module
Author:
SPARC
Date Added:
04/29/2019
OER Passport Training Program
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OER Passport is a professional development program that takes educators through the process of understanding, finding, developing and sharing Open Educational Resources.
This course trains teachers and students on OER use, reuse, licensing, creation, and sharing by completing the following tasks. The first three tasks lay a solid foundation and provide teachers with the tools to complete the last three tasks which focus on the use, reuse, production, and innovative teaching practices.
Participants can complete the tasks online. There are also files to print/create physical copies of OER Passports that can be used in an offline environment.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Mountain Heights Academy
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Ontario College Libraries’ OER Toolkit
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The OER Toolkit aims to improve equitable access to open learning resources and services to college students by providing a province-wide academic support platform for faculty to use while designing courses and assignments. The Toolkit is a one-stop guide to open educational resources, providing faculty and library staff with tools and information to understand, engage with, create, and sustain OER in their work and practice.

The Toolkit is designed to be used by anyone involved with OER at an academic institution, whether you are part of a team that is collaborating to create OER, a library staff member who is supporting OER development and use, an advocate for OER at your institution, or an instructor seeking to incorporate OER and open pedagogy in the classroom. The primary purpose of this Toolkit is to support faculty and library staff at Ontario colleges; however, it is openly available for use beyond the Ontario college community.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
College Libraries Ontario
Author:
Colleges Libraries Ontario and the Ontario Colleges Library Service in collaboration with ISKME
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Why OER?
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A brief video where OER experts give their reasons for working in the field of Open Educational Resources. Primary reasons include empowering teachers, equalizing access to education, reducing teachers' worries about copyright, reducing educational costs, and facilitating the open flow of information.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Council of Chief State School Officers
Date Added:
12/14/2016