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What is Open Pedagogy?
How can OER, and openness more generally, change the practice of education? OER advocate David Wiley explains in this blog post.
New Directions in Open Education
Transcript of Keynote given by Mike Caulfield at Metropolitan State’s 2016 TLTS conference in Denver, CO.
Open Education Group
The Open Education Group is an interdisciplinary research group that (1) conducts original, rigorous, empirical research on the impact of OER adoption on a range of educational outcomes and (2) designs and shares methodological and conceptual frameworks for studying the impact of OER adoption.
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning is a refereed, open access e-journal that disseminates original research, theory, and best practice in open and distance learning worldwide.
Using OER in Your Courses
The following suggestions for integrating OER into your courses come from the University of Minnesota Libraries' Partnership Program:
- Adopt an Open Textbook
- Create Open Content
- You may be an instructor that wants to create a freely available lab manual based on 10 years of lab notes.
- You can use OER Commons, OpenStax CNX, or the Open Textbook Library to publish your lab notes and make them freely available to students.
- You could also attach an open, Creative Commons license onto the new materials so that others worldwide may benefit.
- Students Help Write New Content
- You may have the rough outline of a new open textbook or open educational resource that you would like to write, but you feel the available grant does not help much in getting your new materials created.
- You could propose to have your students help create the content. Students could team up to write chapters or sections of your new textbook or resource as part of their assignments for the course.
- Each semester you offer the course you could have students either add new content or modify existing content. In that way, you can keep your content fresh and up-to-date.
- Librarians can help create your assignments and publish the new content.
Hosting Your OER
Looking for a platform to host your OER? The Library can provide you with access to create your own site and content within Libguides (the platform on which this guide is hosted). For an idea of what this might look like, see examples at the link below.
Modifying Open Textbooks
Modifying an Open Textbook: What You Need to Know
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.