All resources in OER Best Practices

Open for Everyone: Integrating Universal Design for Learning in Open Education Practice

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The materials in this module -- including PowerPoint slides and a handout -- were developed for the Washington State Canvas Conference (WACC) 2019, co-presented by an Instructional Designer and OER Librarian. Therefore, the focus is on best practices of integrating UDL and OE principles and materials into Canvas courses. However, many concepts are basic and universal and could be adapted to any learning management system. These materials were also designed for a 60-minute session but could easily be adapted for a longer session or workshop. These materials were designed for educators already familiar with the basic concepts of UDL and OER.

Material Type: Lecture, Lesson, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Tacoma Community College Library

Spring 18 – Introduction to Theater – Learning Resources

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Welcome to our Introduction to Theater – Learning Resources Spring 2018 book. The purpose of this book is to provide open educational resources for those who study Theater. It’s being authored by many helpful Cleveland State University Theater students, as well as Lisa Bernd, PhD, and Heather Caprette, MFA. In the spirit of open, it’s our desire that any alterations of the assignments be shared openly with others, at no charge, but realize we can’t control for this and there’s not always an easy way for someone to share publicly. Many authors of OER generate resources to freely help students and teachers because they realize the challenges students are facing with affording an education and educational materials. We realize this challenge and it’s our desire that these resources be provided for free.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Heather Caprette, Lisa Brenda, Theater Students at CSU

#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.

Material Type: Assessment

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.

Material Type: Reading

Authors: Andrew Wesolek, Anne Langley, Jonathan Lashley

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.

Material Type: Reading

Author: Jenni Hayman

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.

Material Type: Module, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Colleges Libraries Ontario and the Ontario Colleges Library Service in collaboration with ISKME

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.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Stefano M. Stefan

Permissions Guide for Educators

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This guide provides a primer on copyright and use permissions. It is intended to support teachers, librarians, curriculum experts and others in identifying the terms of use for digital resources, so that the resources may be appropriately (and legally) used as part of lessons and instruction. The guide also helps educators and curriculum experts in approaching the task of securing permission to use copyrighted materials in their classrooms, collections, libraries or elsewhere in new ways and with fewer restrictions than fair use potentially offers. The guide was created as part of ISKME's Primary Source Project, and is the result of collaboration with copyright holders, intellectual property experts, and educators.* "Copyright license choice" by opensource.com is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Material Type: Reading

Author: Melinda Boland

Open Pedagogy with Faculty & Students

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Open Pedagogy is a collection of open practices in the classroom made possible by replacing commercial textbooks with open educational resources. These emerging practices enabled by open content licensing (and an open mindset) involve students in making decisions about their own learning experiences and contributing directly to global knowledge to impact not only other students but generate renewable value outside of the classroom. This is a recording of a webinar presented by three faculty members and two students who have participated in open pedagogy projects that were enabled through the adoption of open education resources and open practices. Learn how students working with instructional designers and librarians have begun to help faculty adopt, create and implement open content across their campus.

Material Type: Interactive

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.

Material Type: Lecture

Open Pedagogy Workshop Materials for Faculty

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The materials in this module -- which include promotional materials, presentation slides, activity options, and supporting videos -- were developed for a 90-minute "back to basics" professional development workshop for college faculty and staff. This workshop was co-led by an Instructional Designer and OER Librarian. The information serves as an introduction to open pedagogy and student-driven assignments, with a particular focus on students sharing, in their own words, how open pedagogy boosted their learning experience.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive, Lesson, Module, Student Guide

Author: Tacoma Community College Library

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.

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations

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The entire spirit of this book project reflects the editors’ shared belief in the power of an open and inclusive community, of learning, and of collaboration toward innovation. From the outset, the editors knew that this book would be an open project in its own right. It had to be published openly (to practice what we preach), and it would serve as an opportunity to learn the process of creating an open book from start to finish, including, for example, developing review criteria that would ensure rigor, diversity, inclusion, and ingenuity while drawing from the open community to involve both novice and expert OP practitioners both as authors and readers.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Alexis Clifton, Kimberly Davies Hoffman