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Learn how to create an OER for your course
These are links to resources, videos, self-paced tutorials on how to create an OER for your students to use remotely.
How to use Open Educational Resources
This self-paced, 10-module course introduces the user to OER, including what it is, how to incorporate it into one's It focuses on providing practical guidance in locating and applying openly available resources.
Introduction to Open Educational Resources
This course serves as an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) providing faculty with new options for selecting textbooks and other resources so they can make the best decisions for their students. Consisting of four two-hour seminars and nine hours of online research and coursework, participants will create tangible products based on their learning.
OER 101: Introduction to Open Education Resources
Online resource created by Steve Ovadia, Web Services Librarian at LaGuardia Community College, shows what an OER can look like while also providing an excellent introduction to Open Education Resources. The five module, 20-minute course covers topics such as finding and evaluating OER, using OER in the classroom, and creating your own OER. Introduction to Open Education Resources. Course created on Canvas.
OER Starter Kit (2019)
Created in 2019 by Abby Elder, Iowa State University Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian. 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.
OER Starter Kit Workbook [New April 2020]
Stacy Katz, Lehman College Assistant Professor and Open Resources Librarian, collaborated with Abby Elder, Iowa State University Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian, to build this really nice resource (built in Manifold
). The book has five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Each chapter is accompanied with learning objectives and most chapters feature interactive elements and opportunities for readers to engage with the text. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the Starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education.