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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.

Getting Started with OER Academic Resources Conference session

In this session from the August 2021 Academic Resources Conference, Maria and Victoria cover the following topics: defining OER, creative commons licensing, 3 steps for getting started with OER, this library guide to OER, and upcoming deadlines and events related to the OAT Initiative at WSU and the KBOR OER steering committee. 

eBooks for Getting Started with OER

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The OER Starter Kit by Abbey Elder

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.] OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE

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OER Handbook for Educators

Welcome to the world of Open Educational Resources (OER). This handbook is designed to help educators find, use, develop and share OER to enhance their effectiveness online and in the classroom.The handbook works best when there is some sort of OER you would like to create or make available to others, but it is also useful for the curious reader. OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE

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The OER Starter Kit Workbook by Abbey Elder and Stacy Katz

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.OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE

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Best Practices in Designing Courses with Open Educational Resources

Best Practices in Designing Courses with Open Educational Resources is a practical guide that assists faculty and institutions looking to adopt and implement open educational resources (OER) and to foster meaningful, effective learning experiences through the course design process. Chapters loaded with tips, case examples, and guidance from practitioners advise readers through each step necessary for sustainable OER initiatives, from preliminary planning and course redesign through teaching, learning, and faculty development. Written by two authors with direct experience in training higher education professionals to use OER, this is a comprehensive resource for faculty, instructional designers, course developers, librarians, information technologists, and administrators hoping to rethink and refresh their curricula by moving beyond traditional textbooks. An authors' website expands the book with resources, templates, and examples of implementation models, including faculty development workshop OER materials that can be adopted by readers. LIBRARY RESOURCE

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