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Faculty Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide is designed to help Wichita State faculty find, create, evaluate, and incorporate open educational resources for instructional and training purposes.

Spring 2023 Events

OER Roundtable Discussions will allow any interested faculty members to engage with panelists who will lead the discussion, share their OER journeys while encouraging participants to explore their personal OER experiences, concerns, successes, and questions.

Education Faculty Wednesday, March 8,  1:30-2:30 pm  Registration Link


OER Beyond Basics

Finding, Evaluating & Adopting OER  Thursday, Feb 23  2:00 pm

Finding the right OER for your courses can be daunting and this workshop will review the best places to begin your search for OER textbooks, assignments, lectures and other materials. We will also cover how to evaluate OER to make sure it's a good fit for your students and institution. Since planning time is precious, participants will be encouraged to practice searching and evaluating during the workshop to make the best use of their time.  (Register Here)


Adapting OER   Tuesday, March 8  2:00 pm

You picked out an OER or two that you want to use in class. They need some changes or need to be combined. Now what? This workshop will lead you through the following steps to adapting your OERs. We will start by determining the licensing of your OERs and then look at where to edit and provide access to your adapted OER. Finally, we will look at correctly attributing the original OERs and how to create your own Creative Commons license for your new textbook. Throughout the workshop, guiding questions will help you make decisions efficiently and effectively. (Register Here)


Accessibility & OER  Thursday, April 6  2:00 pm

More information & registration coming soon!

KS OER Summit 2022

The recordings are available for the first Kansas OER Summit in February 2022: Open Your Mind To OER 

Watch sessions to learn more about open educational resources (OER), open pedagogy, and other open education initiatives. Open education can assist Kansas institutions to continuously improve affordability, accessibility, and equality of education. Listen to your Kansas colleagues discussions and workshops on a number of different topics and discipline areas to obtain more insight on how you can utilize open education within your own institutions or classrooms. With the support of KBOR and MHEC (Midwest Higher Education Compact), together we can make a difference in Kansas education. 

Past Webinars

OER Webinar recordings from 2020 including

  • OER Jargon/Free-Digital-Open
  • Outlining Problems
  • Creative Commons
  • Repositories & Platforms
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