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Resources from the Learning Community
Achieving the Dream OER Degree Initiative
"The Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative seeks to boost college access and completion, particularly for underserved students, by engaging faculty in the redesign of courses and degree programs through the replacement of proprietary textbooks with open educational resources. "
Affordable Learning PA
"The long-term goal of the project is to support a robust OER community among our campuses for the active creation and use of open textbooks and related educational resources. Affordable Learning PA is a grant-funded project made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor."
Griffiths, R., Mislevy, J., Wang, S., Ball, A., Shear, L., Desrochers, D. (2020). OER at Scale: The Academic and Economic Outcomes of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.
Hilton III, J.. (2019). Open educational resources, student efficacy, and user perceptions: a synthesis of research published between 2015 and 2018. Education Technology Research & Development.
Sinkinson, C. (2018). The Values of Open Pedagogy. Transforming Higher Ed Blog.
Using Google's Advanced Search to Find OER
Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
Fall 2019 PD Week - Escape from Expensive Textbooks and Materials AKA "Escape Room" - 12 attendees
Spring 2020 PD Week - Equity in Open Educational Resources (OER) - It's About More than Saving Money - 7 attendees
Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 - Collaboration on FLOAT Initiative to adopt a course using OER resources - 4 faculty participants
Google docs created for course-specific OER resources for 18 faculty members
Gathering resources for discipline-specific OER resources