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Adopting and Evaluating OER
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As faculty, you assess textbooks against a set of criteria that reflects your long experience and knowledge of student needs. You do the same with Open Textbooks, but there are a few additional considerations.

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Education
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Reading
Provider:
Lansing Community College
Author:
Regina Gong
Date Added:
03/09/2017
The Art of Serious Game Design: A hands-on workshop for developing educational games: Facilitator guide
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The materials within this guide are intended to support multidisciplinary teams in or during the pre-production phase of serious game design as they collaborate in a facilitated workshop. It is critical that the workshop facilitators are familiar with the conceptual framework and proposed methodology in order to better support participants as they collaborate in the game design brainstorming and protoyping steps.

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Education
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Textbook
Provider:
Ryerson University
Author:
The Chang School
Date Added:
03/06/2019
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. Content 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
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Textbook
Provider:
Open Textbook Network
Author:
Anita R. Walz
Caitie Finlayson
Cody Taylor
Deb Quentel
Dianna Fisher
Karen Bjork
Karen Lauritsen
Linda Frederiksen
Melissa Falldin
Ralph Morelli
Shane Nackerud
Date Added:
01/01/2017
BC Open Textbooks Review Criteria
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This content is a derivative of the Peer Review criteria used by Saylor.org, which is a derivative of the
review rubric used by College Open Textbooks.

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Education
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Reading
Provider:
BCcampus
Date Added:
07/03/2017
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.

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Education
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Lesson
Provider:
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
Author:
Lisa Young
Date Added:
06/14/2017
CCCOER Finding and Adopting OER Webinar
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Faculty who are new to OER may experience difficulty finding an open textbook or other openly licensed materials to adopt for their courses. Searching on your own is time consuming and the choices can be overwhelming. We will hear from a college librarian who helps faculty find and adopt high quality OER to match their course outcomes and the creators of the award winning OER Commons, a freely accessible online library that allows teachers and others to search and discover open educational resources (OER) and other freely available instructional materials.

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Education
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Lesson
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Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
Author:
Heather Blicher
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
09/23/2016
Curation
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This module includes information to help find, evaluate, adapt and share open educational resources to meet learning outcomes and objectives. The module also offers information on how to describe and organize OER to enable its discovery by future users.

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Education
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Module
Provider:
College Libraries Ontario
Date Added:
11/05/2018
Curriculum Curation
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Collection development, a foundational component of the library program, is the formal, professional process of selecting, with the aid of appropriate evaluation tools and knowledge of the school, comprehensive and balanced materials  to meet the diverse needs of the community.Rather than using a comprehensive and balanced acquisitions procedure, curriculum curation is a tightly targeted selection process to meet the knowledge and/or cognitive goals of instruction in service of student learning.  Rather than generalized pointers to resources, curation will identify a specific section or element within each resource. Therefore, curriculum curation requires co-planning with faculty and using professional discernment, adding value to the chosen resources.  Dialogue between librarian and instructor must be part of the curation process In order to surface student learning goals. Such negotiated curation shines a light on the expertise that each educator brings to the conversation about the thinking tasks and relevant experiences that will augment student learning. This module scaffolds and models curating an interdependent set of OER sources and tools to support the instructional core of a unit.Granite State Learning Outcomes3.    Demonstrate the ability to facilitate developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences based on the unique needs of each learner (and) make the discipline(s) accessible and meaningful for learners;6.    Design and implement instructional strategies that engage students’ interests and develop their ability to: inquire; think both critically and creatively; and ethically gain and share knowledge;15.  Complete a narrative reflection on the course and personal growth.AASL CompetenciesAASL Standard 1.2 a: Implement the principles of effective teaching and learning that contribute to an active, inquiry-based approach to learning.AASL Standard 1.2 b: Make use of a variety of instructional strategies and assessment tools to design and develop digital-age learning experiences and assessments in partnership with classroom teachers and other educators.AASL Standard 1.3 a: Model, share, and promote effective principles of teaching and learning as collaborative partners with other educators.AASL Standard 1.4 c: Integrate the use of technologies as a means for effective and creative teaching and to support P-12 students' conceptual understanding, critical thinking and creative processes.PSEL Standard 4 a:  Implement coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment that promote the mission, vision, and core values of the school, embody high expectations for student learning, align with academic standards, and are culturally responsive.PSEL Standard 4 e:  Promote the effective use of technology in the service of teaching and learning. 

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Debbie Abilock
Date Added:
10/11/2016
Designing for Open Pedagogy
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Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for a free and open webinar on Designing for Open Pedagogy. Open Pedagogy was first introduced by Lumen Learning co-founder David Wiley, as a way to capture how the use of OER can change educational practices. He relates that using OER in the same way as traditional textbooks is like driving an airplane down the road – it is missing out on what open can provide for student and teacher collaboration, engagement, and learning.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
Author:
Michael Elmore
Suzanne Wakim
Date Added:
06/08/2016
Fair Use Evaluator
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What this tool can do for you: 1). Help you better understand how to determine the "fairness" of a use under the U.S. Copyright Code. 2). Collect, organize & archive the information you might need to support a fair use evaluation. 3). Provide you with a time-stamped, PDF document for your records [example], which could prove valuable, should you ever be asked by a copyright holder to provide your fair use evaluation and the data you used to support it. 4). Provide access to educational materials, external copyright resources, and contact information for copyright help at local & national levels.

Subject:
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Data Set
Provider:
Copyright Advisory Network
Date Added:
06/16/2016
Find Resources
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If you haven’t discovered already, there are myriad open resources that exist. Often the trouble lies in locating those that fit precisely what you need. We’ve broken down these resources with the intent of making the search process more efficient and effective. For each you’ll find a list of unique traits, licensing information, and an example of how to attribute the source. Click one of the media sources in the Find Resources sub-menu for the details.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Washington
Date Added:
08/24/2015
Finding OER Materials You Can Start Using Now
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The objective of this module is to show the many ways you can quickly and easily find OER materials in OER Commons. This module, “Finding OER Materials,” is activity-based; you'll be guided through the process of finding OER materials you can start using in your teaching and learning.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
ISKME
Date Added:
02/16/2011
#GoOpen District Launch Packet
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Across the country, districts are choosing to #GoOpen and transitioning to the use of openly licensed educational resources to improve student learning in their schools. Openly licensed educational resources enable districts to reallocate significant funds currently spent on inflexible, static learning materials to resources and activities that accelerate the transition to digital learning. These include implementing new professional learning programs for teachers, developing a robust technology infrastructure to support digital learning, and funding new leadership roles for educators who curate and create openly licensed educational materials.
The #GoOpen District Launch Packet is designed for districts that have decided to implement a systematic approach to incorporating openly licensed educational resources into their curriculum by becoming a #GoOpen District.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
U.S. Department of Education
Provider Set:
Office of Educational Technology
Date Added:
01/19/2017
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
How to Search for Openly Licensed Educational Resources
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The growing body of online educational resources is helping to create universal access to language education. This is a good thing. Use this introductory guide to find open resources for your classroom. The OER ecosystem works best when everybody contributes content. Consider sharing your own. Educators often supplement foreign language textbooks. Perhaps your students need more grammar, authentic L2 materials, or listening practice exercises. Go to an open content search page. For example, Creative Commons offers a system of open licensing which enables resource sharing. Their CC search page is a great place to start. However, finding openly licensed educational resources (OER)—which can be edited, built upon, and shared without copyright restrictions—isnʼt always easy.

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Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Date Added:
03/09/2017
Instructional Design Tips for Computer-Based E-Learning
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Single lecture presentation containing tips for using technology to enhance teaching. Uses proven multimedia design principles to enhance learning.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Cary Engleberg
Date Added:
12/08/2010
Instructional Design and Open Educational Resources
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Suppose you’re designing an online course. How might you use Open Educational Resources (OER)? Let’s take a quick look at a common model for instructional design – the ADDIE model. (There are many others but this one is very common and useful for our discussion.)

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
U.C. Irvine
Provider Set:
U.C. Irvine OpenCourseWare
Author:
Stefano M. Stefan
Date Added:
10/12/2015
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:
07/20/2018
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:
Lesson
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:
Lesson
Provider:
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
Author:
Lyda Kiser
Mark Haskins
Date Added:
07/03/2017
Modifying an Open Textbook: What You Need to Know
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This is a five-step guide for faculty, and those who support faculty, who want to modify an open textbook. Step-by-step instructions for importing and editing common open textbook file and platform types are included.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Open Textbook Network
Author:
Amy Hofer
Anita Walz
Annie Johnson
Cheryl Cuillier
Karen Lauritsen
Kathleen Labadorf
Peter Potter
Richard Saunders
Date Added:
03/01/2017
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.

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Education
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Washington
Date Added:
03/09/2017
Module 3: Open License
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A license is a document that specifies what can and cannot be done with a work. It grants permissions and states restrictions. Broadly speaking, an open license is one that grants permission to access, re-use and redistribute a work with few or no restrictions (definition from Openedefinition.org).

Subject:
Law
General Law
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Reading
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Washington
Date Added:
03/07/2016
Module 4: Creative Commons Licenses
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In previous modules we had a chance to discuss the background of open licenses and what they are. We learned that Creative Commons (CC) is the most widely used open license for open educational resources. In this module, we will discuss CC licenses– what they are, to what they pertain, and how to mark our works with them.

Subject:
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Provider Set:
Open Washington
Date Added:
03/07/2016
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:
03/08/2017
OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians
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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:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Pacific University Press
Author:
Andrew Wesolek
Anne Langley
Jonathan Lashley
Date Added:
11/30/2018
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:
07/13/2018
Remix
OER Evaluation Tool
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Learn how to use OER Common Common Core Alignment and Evaluation Tool to align appropriate resources to the Common Core State Standards, and to evaluate the resource against certain aspects of quality.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Letha Goger
Date Added:
08/08/2019
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:
02/20/2018
OER Rubrics | Achieve.org
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Open Educational Resources (OER) offer opportunities for increasing equity and access to high-quality K–12 education. Many state education agencies now have offices devoted to identifying and using OERs and other digital resources in their states. To help states, districts, teachers, and other users determine the degree of alignment of OERs to the Common Core State Standards, and to determine aspects of quality of OERs, Achieve has developed eight rubrics in collaboration with leaders from the OER community.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Achieve
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Achieve
Date Added:
07/07/2011
OER Synthesis and Evaluation/Evaluation Toolkit
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The toolkit is made up of three elements:
1). information and resources to support your evaluation activities
2). an interactive tool to guide you through our Evaluation and Synthesis framework, providing an opportunity to submit findings, observations and links to evidence AND which feeds this back to you for inclusion in your project reporting mechanisms
3). examples of evaluation materials, instruments and reports from other UKOER projects

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Interactive
Author:
Lou McGil
Date Added:
03/08/2017
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:
06/05/2018
Open Education Design - Course for Practitioners, Vipava 2018
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The aim of the Open Education Design - Course for Practitioners is to equip the participants with basic knowledge, practical advice and hands-on experience to prepare them for their own design of Open Educational Resources (OER).

During the 5-day course, the participants became familiar with open education design processes, methods and tools. They learned from OER experts and practitioners how to align open education with developmental and strategic goals, they got basic knowledge about OE concepts, about pedagogical and didactical issues as well as about content related issues in OE.

To empower the participants for making a crucial step from an idea to the implementation of concrete OERs, platforms and tools for open education design was addressed, followed with hands-on experience and a session on OER evaluation.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Jozef Stefan Institute
Date Added:
07/18/2018
Open Educational Resources Evaluation Tool Handbook
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This handbook has been designed to walk a user through the process of evaluating an online resource using the Achieve Open Educational Resources (OERs) rubrics, which are hosted on OERCommons.org. The guide shows an Achieve reviewer using, as an example, an object that had not been reviewed at the time of the writing — ALEX Lesson Plan: Fractions on a Number Line. The guide includes step by step instructions along with screenshots of the example object during the process of the evaluation.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Achieve
Date Added:
03/08/2017