All resources in OER Best Practices

Project Management (Business 402)

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This course will walk you through the nuts and bolts of project management. From understanding the project life cycle to setting priorities and expectations to controlling expenses and reporting results, project management touches several resources within organizations. You will examine roles and environments and various techniques of planning, evaluation, and control. An overview of the tools used in contemporary project management will also be discussed throughout the course.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Reading, Syllabus

Digital Media (Course Files)

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This set of course materials includes lecture slides, activity files, images, quizzes, tests, review questions, and project assignments for Digital Media at Georgia Gwinnett College. The course uses open-source applications such as GIMP and InkScape. Individual chapters are available for download due to the large file sizes. Web-based assignments to supplement these materials are located on the GGC Wiki: All Digital Media Assignments Topics covered include: Digital Images Image Processing Audio Processing Video Processing Creating Animation

Material Type: Full Course

Authors: Kairui Chen, Shuhua Chen

Film Aesthetics (Open Course)

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This open set of course materials for Film Aesthetics is a downloadable version of a course created for a learning management system. Included are learning modules and a quiz bank based on introductory film concepts including the following topics: Narrative Structure and Motifs, Mise-en-Scene, Cinematography, Sound Design, Music, and Visual Effects.

Material Type: Full Course

Authors: Elizabeth Lathrop, Thomas Anderson

#GoOpen District Launch Packet (2017)

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In 2022, the #GoOpen movement transitioned from a federal initiative to launch the #GoOpen National Network, a national community of educators and leaders who use and support open educational resources and practices (OER/OEP) to equitably improve teaching and learning for all. This resource offers enduring value and guidance for districts choosing to transition to the use of openly licensed educational resources to improve student learning in their schools. Openly licensed educational resources (OER) 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.

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

Ballot Experiment

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This resource consists of a Java applet and expository text. The applet is a simulation of the ballot experiment: The votes in an election are randomly counted. The event of interest is that the winning candidate is always ahead in the vote count.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive, Simulation

Author: Kyle Siegrist

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

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