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A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students

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A handbook for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of open textbooks, ancillary materials, or other Open Educational Resources.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Alice Barrett, Amanda Coolidge, Anna Andrzejewski, Apurva Ashok, David Squires, Ed. Elizabeth Mays, Gabriel Higginbotham, Julie Ward, Matthew Moorem, Maxwell Nicholson, Rajiv Jhangiani, Robin DeRosa, Samara Burns, Steel Wagstaff, Timothy Robbins, Zoe Wake Hyde

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.

Material Type: Assessment, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Achieve

OER Accessibility Toolkit

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The focus of many open education projects is to provide access to education. But what does access mean? If the materials are not accessible for each and every student, do they fulfill the mandate to deliver fully open education? The open education movement has helped people in different parts of the world access content that they would otherwise not be able to view or interact with. Open education resources reduce costs for students and allow for greater flexibility for instructors. Accessibility can help push the movement even further forward. The goal of the OER Accessibility Toolkit is to provide the needed resources needed to each content creator, instructor, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open and accessible educational resource — one that is accessible for all students.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition – Open Textbook

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The goal of this accessibility toolkit, 2nd edition, is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students. This is a collaboration between BCcampus, Camosun College, and CAPER-BC.

Material Type: Full Course

Authors: Amanda Coolidge, Josie Gray, Sue Doner, Tara Robertson

Assessing Visual Materials for Diversity & Inclusivity

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This resource is a modification of the Washington Models for the Evaluation of Bias Content in Instructional Materials (2009) that is made available through OER Commons under a public domain license. This resource attempts to both update the content with more contemporary vocabulary and also to narrow the scope to evaluating still images as they are found online. It was developed as a secondary project while working on a BranchED OER grant during summer 2020. It includes an attached rubric adapted from the Washington Model (2009).

Material Type: Assessment, Reading, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Kimberly Grotewold

OER 101 Tutorials for Designers - Canvas Course

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The following Canvas Course tutorials are designed to guide learning to support (a) OER adopt/adapt projects, and (b) OER semi-build and full build creation projects. You will find:The tutorials build upon each other to guide you through the full process to meet your (a) or (b) OER project goal.The assignments and activities within this tutorial focus on relevant tasks for faculty working on transitioning a course to OER. Individual tutorial completion times range from 15 minutes to 30 minutes.  Link to Canvas Course or Download Canvas Course Export (see attached .imscc file)

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Linda Neff