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OER Tutorial for Faculty
How to use Open Educational Resources
This course walks you through techniques to incorporate Open Educational Resources (OER) into your teaching practice. The course will cover the fundamental aspects of OER including open licensing and public domain. It focuses on providing practical guidance in locating and applying openly available resources.
OER Toolkit and Resources
From UMass Amherst Libraries, info about OER advocacy, open audiovisual resources, open books and textbooks, OER repositories, open lectures, tutorials and courseware, and open education events.
Learn About OER - For Faculty
SPARC Open Education Leadership Program
The SPARC Open Education Leadership Program is a two-semester professional development initiative aimed at building expertise and capacity to advance open education in libraries. Over two semesters, the program blends online, peer-to-peer, and project-based learning opportunities to develop participants into both subject matter experts on open education and advocates with the practical know-how to advance OER initiatives on campus. Each year the program will accept a cohort of fellows, who upon successful completion will receive a certificate and the title of SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow. The target audience is academic and research library professionals at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, with particular emphasis on those early in their careers.
OER Online Courses for Faculty
Adopting Open Educational Resources in the Classroom
This course provides faculty with an introduction to the laws that influence the use, re-use, and distribution of content they may want to use in a course. Activities include finding openly licensed content for use in a class and publishing openly licensed works created by faculty. At the end of the course, students will have openly licensed content that will be ready for use in a course.
Instructional Evaluation Service Course: Gain Experience for Good
In this project-based course, you’ll gain instructional evaluation and design experience by engaging in a real-world project to evaluate and revise existing instructional materials on OER Commons. The free, open educational resources you’ll evaluate and revise will support underserved adult basic education programs. This service course is facilitated by Designers for Learning, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the United States that coordinates service-learning opportunities for those looking to gain experience creating instruction to support important social causes. Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll receive an instructional evaluation service badge and a certificate of recognition.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Open Practices Archived Webinar
Open education and open pedagogy are gaining traction, but how open are YOUR OWN practices? This webinar will cover how to find and use open content so that you can put an open license on work that you create and share it widely. If you are interested in open content but have never openly licensed your own work before, this webinar is especially for you.
Open Pedagogy Archived Webinar
Open educational practices are pedagogical strategies that use the affordances of open licenses to get students involved in creative activities with real-world audiences. David Wiley is credited with coining the term open pedagogy and contrasts this type of assessment with “disposable assignments” that have no value once a grade is assigned. Learn what open pedagogy is and consider how to sustainably incorporate it into your course.
Oregon Writes Archived Webnar
Celebrate, share, and create exciting writing resources for Oregon college students, and learn about rigorous existing resources, ready for use. This webinar was led by Jenn Kepka, 2015 OER grant cohort member, and walks through her grant project to develop OER for WR 121 learning outcomes. More info: https://oregonwrites.org/
Effectively Encouraging the Use of OER on Your Campus Archived Webinar
Nicole Finkbeiner of Rice University’s OpenStax draws on her experiences working with faculty and schools across the U.S. to highlight the most effective strategies that encourage faculty to adopt, adapt, and create OER while protecting academic freedom. She also walks through a strategic planning model to plan, track, and produce effective and measurable results for our OER initiatives.
OER Assessment Training Archived Webinar
If you are teaching with OER, you may be interested in assessing the effectiveness of your open course materials and your students’ perceptions of them. This session uses a recent review by John Hilton III as a starting point to consider how OER practitioners can be consistent and transparent in order to collect persuasive data.
Open Licensing Archived Webinar
You found the perfect open educational resource – now what? This webinar takes you into the nuts and bolts of integrating OER in your course. Learn about using and remixing openly licensed content and how this interacts with your own content and copyright materials that you can justify with fair use. This session looks at open licensing from the perspective of both reusing others’ work and creating your own open content.
Our OER Community & NOBA in the Classroom Archived Webinar
The Community College Consortium for OER hosted Peter Lindberg, Operations Manager at NOBA Psychology, and Adam Privitera, Psychology professor and department chair at Chemetka Community College. Adam has adopted NOBA textbooks in two of his psychology courses and contributed to the NOBA OER collection by authoring a learning module on Sensation and Perception. Adam is also a member of the current Open Oregon grant cohort and will be developing ancillaries for his PSY 201 and 202 courses as part of his grant project.
OER Accessibility Training Archived Webinar
Kaela Parks and Lisa Brandt, PCC Disability Services, offer an hour-long training on accessibility for OER.
Faculty & Librarians Selecting High-Quality OER
In this webinar, we heard from librarians and faculty who are working together to support the selection and adoption of high-quality open educational resources to enhance teaching and learning.
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