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BC Open Textbooks – Open Policy Video – Open Washington: Open Educational Resources Network
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Sustainability is not so much about ongoing grant funding but about baking this into the regular daily operations of an institution.” This segment tells a story of a highly successful Open Textbook project in British Columbia, Canada and how the project sustained momentum and funding. Stacey and Burgess, former and current Directors of Open Education at BCcampus first discuss the history of the Open Texbook Project and illustrate the key elements that influenced the initiative’s early success. One of the key elements they identify is their continuous data collection effort around student access and student affordability. They also discuss the recent growth in the adoption of OER and report that there have been 103 open textbooks in the BC collection. In discussing sustainability and capacity building across the system, they point out that sustainability is not so much about ongoing grant funding but about integrating this into the regular daily ...

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Date Added:
05/17/2017
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:
Lesson
Provider:
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
Author:
Lisa Young
Date Added:
06/14/2017
Creating OER (Postcard format for Higher Education)
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Originally designed by Alexander
Schnücker für Arbeitsstelle Hochschuldidaktik der Universität Siegen, these postcard-sized resources have been translated into English, and contextualised for Australia.

The cards are broken into Theory, Practice, Examples, and Resources, and introduce OER to new practitioners whilst also providing examples and tools for anyone to use.

This resource is used to raise staff awareness, to act as a 'ready reference' for practitioners, and as an aid for OER workshops designed to engage staff with OER in their discipline.

Please note that this record contains the final version of the cards, and a .zip package with editable files to make it easier for remix.

Authors: Tamara Heck, Adrian Stagg, Neil Martin, Catherine Wattiaux

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This work, Creating OER, is a derivative of Making OER by Alexander Schnücker für Arbeitsstelle Hochschuldidaktik der Universität Siegen [University of Siegen, Germany], used under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0.

Creating OER is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-
ShareAlike 4.0 International License by University of Southern
Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Adrian Stagg
Neil Martin
Catherine Wattiaux
Tamara Heck
Date Added:
08/24/2018
Customizing and Authoring OER
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This PDF handout is geared towards educating faculty about open educational resources (OER) and the whys & hows of customizing and authoring original content.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Date Added:
03/27/2017
Government Role – Open Policy Video – Open Washington: Open Educational Resources Network
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Interviewees gather to discuss the role of government in changing Open policy and what opportunities and challenges emerge from this change. They first discuss the current status of the Open policy arena and how it represents an evolution of change. Some describe a path for the future of Open. The interviewees go on to discuss the role of government and forces beyond higher education that help shape the Open ecosystem. They conclude the conversation by sharing ideas on how these policy activities will affect OER initiatives over the next several years. Reflect on the desired outcomes of this video series that were introduced under page.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Date Added:
05/17/2017
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:
Lesson
Provider:
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
Author:
Amy Hofer
Regina Gong
Vera Kennedy
Date Added:
03/28/2017
Guide to Developing Open Textbooks
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This how to guide has been developed to assist teachers, teaching support personnel and educational technology administrators to: understand the value of open education, OER and open textbooks for teaching and learning; appreciate the potential value of developing an open textbook platform; select appropriate technology to build an open textbook platform, using either existing services offered free on the Internet or open-source tools, based on local needs and resources; and build, manage and maintain an open textbook platforms.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Commonwealth of Learning
Author:
Andrew Moore
Neil Butcher
Date Added:
03/01/2017
Leadership Essentials:  School Librarians and OER  - How will you lead your school? Making the Leap.
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The School Librarian Program at Granite State College is based on the foundational belief that school librarians are essential, integral and transformational leaders.  The program focuses on preparing school librarians as catalysts for school change and learning for the digital age.  In addition to developing the requisite skill sets and knowledge base needed to perform at top levels, there is a focus on the development of dispositions and attitudes such as initiative, creativity, self-direction, resilience, flexibility and intellectual curiosity which are crucial in assisting learning communities to engage in continuous improvement, innovation and reflective practice.  The program emphasizes the convergence of these dispositions,  skills, knowledge and understandings in order for candidates to achieve and succeed with a strategic plan for schools to ramp up and redesign school library media programs to provide the requisite, robust environment and intentional opportunities for meaningful student engagement with content, ideas, information and technology.This module is intended to be completed over the course of a 12-week semester and is designed to develop understanding about becoming a more effective school library leader within the evolving contexts of the digital age – especially related to the assessment of leadership dispositions and competencies needed to ramp up and redesign school library programs to provide the robust, flexible environments and intentional opportunities for meaningful student and teacher engagement with OER content, ideas, information and technology. The module addresses five areas of focus — preparation (2 weeks), planning (2 weeks), organizational strategy and change (3 weeks), transformational learning (3 weeks) and reflection/synthesis (2 week).

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Susan Ballard
Date Added:
12/30/2017
Lessons Learned – Open Policy Video – Open Washington: Open Educational Resources Network
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“The fundamental idea behind the reform was to make sure that when the public invested in creating learning materials, that the public would get free access to those learning materials and also would be able to improve them over time.” This segment spotlights the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program as a prime case of OER policy implementation on a national scale. Plotkin first provides the contextual background of the initiation of the program. Then he raises issues regarding public access to publicly funded materials and the extra cost needed to create the same materials. In response, Stacey shares his experience overseeing TAACCCT program and how the participating faculty are leveraging the existing resources to create opportunities for innovation. He further discusses that the OER developed through this process connects employers and educators by providing curricula that matches employer needs. Stacey also introduces the Skills ...

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Date Added:
05/17/2017
OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians (Editor's Cut)
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We intend this book to act as a guide writ large for would-be champions of OER, that anyone—called to action by the example set by our chapter authors—might serve as guides themselves. The following chapters tap into the deep experience of practitioners who represent a meaningful cross section of higher education institutions in North America. It is our hope that the examples and discussions presented by our 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.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Andrew Wesolek
Anne Langley
Jonathan Lashley
Date Added:
05/01/2019
OER Considerations for Districts
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This is a detailed document written for district superintendents, assistant superintendents, curriculum directors, and technology directors who are investigating the implementation/adoption of OER. Download the formatted documents or use the online version.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
07/23/2019
OER-Enabled Pedagogy
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OER-Enabled Pedagogy is the set of teaching and learning practices only practical in the context of the 5R permissions characteristic of open educational resources. Some people – but not all – use the terms “open pedagogy” or “open educational practices” synonymously.

The purpose of this page is to provide a list of concrete examples of how OER-enabled pedagogy is implemented in the real world. We’ve kept our descriptions brief and, where possible, linked directly to the artifacts students have created or to articles that provide more information on what they did.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Open Education Group
Date Added:
10/01/2017
Open Pedagogy at the University of Lethbridge
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This is an interview with a Faculty Member at the Women & Gender Studies Department and the Department of History at the University of Lethbridge in a conversation on her Open Education Practice in the classroom and beyond

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Joerdis Weilandt
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Overview – Open Policy Video – Open Washington: Open Educational Resources Network
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“Changing policy isn’t the equivalent of changing culture. As you are working toward establishing a policy, it’s just as important to begin planning for how that policy is going to be implemented.” This segment provides background knowledge and terminology on OER policy. Plotkin and Allen first discuss what policy means and develop a tweet-sized summary of OER policy. Then, Allen further identifies the types of OER policies, illustrates how OER policies have been implemented at the federal level, and discusses the benefits of having OER policies at the governance level. Plotkin identifies another benefit of OER Policy in creating opportunities for collaboration between institutions who share similar policies. Afterward, they switch gears and discuss when/how people know it is time for a policy discussion to take place. Allen states that it is important to respect institutional differences and needs. They continue the conversation by addressing the relationship between OER policy ...

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Date Added:
05/17/2017
System Perspective – Open Policy Video – Open Washington: Open Educational Resources Network
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“We feel like OER is normal enough in our system now, that enough faculty have heard about it and use it, that what they are asking of us is that we expand the policy framework in the institutions to support their usage of it.” In this segment, Jenkins and Sebastian, directors of educational technology efforts for the community college systems in Washington and Virginia, share their stories of building and implementing an OER infrastructure for faculty. Sebastian describes how Virginia has a centralized governance structure, led by a Chancellor and the State Board of Community Colleges. Jenkins explains that Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges helps organize and facilitate much of the system governance activities of the community college system, though it does so without exercising direct authority. The two share ways the system office promotes open initiatives in the colleges. Sebastian describes three primary strategies used to ...

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Date Added:
05/17/2017
Z-Degree at Tidewater CC – Open Policy Video – Open Washington: Open Educational Resources Network
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“When faculty selected the OER, the standard is the OER need to align with the outcomes of the course so there is a match between the resources used in each of the outcomes. That design, we think, is paying dividends in terms of what we are seeing with student performance.” In this segment, DeMarte gives a quick background and description of the Z-degree program and jumps right to Tidewater Community College (TCC)’s policy framework on the use of OER. He illustrates the detailed process of establishing the policy from the initial conception to the implementation. He first introduces the purpose statements of the Z-degree program which include 1) to improve student success through increased access and affordability, and 2) to improve teaching efficiency and effectiveness through the course materials directly aligned with course learning outcomes. He goes on to explain the Z-degree procedures which start with an OER Pathways course ...

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Date Added:
05/17/2017
A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of postsecondary students
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Abstract In some educational settings, the cost of textbooks approaches or even
exceeds the cost of tuition. Given limited resources, it is important to better
understand the impacts of free open educational resources (OER) on student outcomes. Utilizing digital resources such as OER can substantially reduce costs for
students. The purpose of this study was to analyze whether the adoption of no-cost
open digital textbooks significantly predicted students’ completion of courses, class
achievement, and enrollment intensity during and after semesters in which OER
were used. This study utilized a quantitative quasi-experimental design with
propensity-score matched groups to examine differences in outcomes between
students that used OER and those who did not. The demographics of the initial
sample of 16,727 included 4909 students in the treatment condition with a pool of
11,818 in the control condition. There were statistically significant differences
between groups, with most favoring students utilizing OER

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Data Set
Reading
Author:
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Lane Fischer lane_fischer@byu.edu John Hilton III johnhiltoniii@byu.edu T. Jared Robinson t.jared.robinson@gmail.com David A. Wiley david.wiley@gmail.com 1 Brigham Young University
Lansing
MI
OR
Portland
Provo
USA
USA 2 Michigan State Department of Education
USA 3 Lumen Learning
UT 84602
Date Added:
02/22/2019