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Toolkits on OER
The OER Starter Kit
This starter kit has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education. [Version 1.1. Revised September 5th, 2019.]
The OER Starter Kit Workbook
The OER Starter Kit Workbook is a remix of the OER Starter Kit to include worksheets to help instructors practice the skills they need to confidently find, use, or even create open educational resources (OER). We welcome instructors, librarians, instructional designers, administrators, and anyone else interested in OER to explore the OER Starter Kit Workbook.
The OER Starter Kit for Program Managers
The OER Starter Kit for Program Managers was created to bring attention to the work that is involved in building and managing an OER program, from learning about open educational practices and soliciting team members to collecting and reporting data on your program’s outcomes. Regardless of your program's scope and your own experience with OER, we hope that the Starter Kit for Program Managers will have some tips to help you along your way.
Blog Posts on OER
OER and Beyond
Hosted by the Journal of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education.
DOERS3 - Driving OER Sustainability for Student Success
OER Equity Blueprint: The Role of OER in Advancing Equity
"The overarching goal of the DOERS3 OER Equity Blueprint is to define, unpack, and explain the multiple dimensions of equity and foreground the role of OER in closing equity gaps."
Improving the Listing and Fulfillment of OER in U.S. Campus Stores
"This document proposes concrete actions and a set of effective practices focused on enhancing the relationship between the institution and the campus store, as well as the campus store’s support of OER."
OER in Tenure and Promotion
"The matrix includes examples of how faculty might think strategically about where their open education contributions would be valued most and how best to frame those contributions," in terms of research, teaching, and service.
OER Research Agenda and Database
"In order to better quantify the collective impact of OER, DOERS3 is working on a new research database. We hope that the tool will help researchers easily access a wide range of valuable OER data. A central repository of OER data should present new ideas regarding methods, frameworks, and approaches to instruction. In addition, having more OER data could reinforce work on other aspects of OER, such as equity and tenure and promotion."