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Communities of Practice, Conferences, Meetings, and Webinars on Open Education
Projects include: research priorities, leadership, tenure and promotion, listing and fulfillment in campus stores, and equity blueprint.
University of Rochester video topic modules for OER education
The River Campus Libraries offer a series of resources and services where instructors and students can learn more about the movement, engage in the available materials, and take action by rethinking standard ways to deliver and participate in their coursework.
Faculty OER Workshop
Open Content to Transform the Classroom by Matthew Bloom is copyright MCCCD/MCLI and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (Links to an external site.) (unless otherwise noted). Part 1 was originally titled "Making the Transition to Open," and was licensed the same way.
OER Starter Kit for Program Managers
Pulls together information, advice, and resources for those managing OER initiatives. Topics covered include:
Building an OER initiative
Team-building and management
Starting a grants/incentive program
Training and professional development for your team
Project management for OER creation
Funding for OER and Open Textbooks
Federal Open Textbook Pilot Grant Program
The Open Textbook Pilot is a U.S. federal grant program that supports projects at institutions of higher education that create or expand the use of open textbooks to achieve savings for students. First funded by Congress in the bipartisan fiscal year 2018 government spending bill then renewed annually, a total of $24 million has been appropriated for open textbook programs that benefit students across the country.
Update: Awardees for the Fiscal Year 2020 competition have been announced, and Congress has renewed the program’s funding for 2021.
Accessibility Case Studies for Scholarly Communication Librarians and Practitioners
This resource is meant for librarians and library students—especially those who work in scholarly communication. It presents mini “case studies” demonstrating how library workers are thinking about web accessibility as they undertake open access publishing, manage institutional repositories, and assemble digital collections. The goal of this resource is to support scholarly communication librarians wanting to implement accessibility measures in their open access, open education, and open data initiatives.
Accessibility in An Ethical Framework for Library Publishing
by actively understanding the needs of diverse communities, identifying and removing barriers, and staying at the forefront of best practices, library publishers can take advantage of electronic and multimedia technologies that can encourage and enable use by authors and readers with disabilities.
You might be wondering about your rights as a faculty member. How might OER you create or redistribute increase your impact? What copyright concerns should you have? Do OER "count" as publications? Many of these questions are still being explored. Many of these resources help explain why:
Affordable Learning Georgia’s overall reporrts on Textbook Transformation Grants
Updated spring 2020. Affordable Learning Georgia’s institution reports use data from each Textbook Transformation Grants proposal for grants data, along with regular sustainability checks to ensure that projects are continuing past the final semester. Spreadsheets also include all no-cost (ZNCM) and low-cost (ZLCM) Course Catalog Designators.
Open at the Margins
This book represents a starting point towards curating and centering marginal voices and non-dominant epistemic stances in open education. It includes the work of 43 diverse authors whose perspectives challenge the dominant hegemony.
Environmental Scan and Assessment of OERs, MOOCs and Libraries: What Effectiveness and Sustainability Means for Libraries’ Impact on Open Education
2014 by Carmen Kazakoff-Lane. ACRL is pleased to announce the release of “Environmental Scan of OERs, MOOCs, and Libraries: What Effectiveness and Sustainability Means for Libraries’ Impact on Open Education,” a research report by Carmen Kazakoff-Lane. Kazakoff-Lane (Extension Librarian at the Brandon University John E. Robbins Library in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada) introduces and provides background on the open educational resources (OER) and massive open online course (MOOC) movements and investigates the effectiveness and challenges to sustainability of each. The report will be of interest to those who are seeking to learn about OERs and MOOCs, as well as to those for whom the roles of librarians in the realm of open education is an interest, and includes a substantial set of references for further investigation.
OER and Open Access seem to have a lot in common. Check out these resources for more information.
A Critical Take on Oer Practices: Interrogating Commercialization, Colonialism, and Content
Both Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Access (OA) are becoming more central to many librarians’ work and the core mission of librarianship, in part because of the perceived relationship between openness and social justice. However, in our excitement about the new opportunities afforded by open movements, we might overlook structural inequalities present within these movements. In this article, I utilize some of the useful critiques OA has generated to inform the discussion of OER creation and practice. I then hone in on the conversation around OER specifically to suggest starting points for how librarians and other LIS professionals can construct more thoughtful OER practices.
Note: This comparison chart was developed by Kate Hess from Kirkwood Community College Library's guide on open textbooks