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Sharing Learning Objects
You probably have already created potential OER and just haven't thought about them as resources you might be able to share! OER take the shape of different resources, including (but not limited to):
- Syllabi and courses created (for example, if you created a class on WWI Literature, it might be useful for others to see your assigned readings and activities)
- Videos/tutorials on a specific topic
- Group activities
- Writing prompts
- Tests, quizzes, and other assessments
- Lesson plans
- Research assignments and activities
If you'd like to share one of your learning objects as an OER, think about the following:
- Decide where they might go (general or disciplinary repository)
- Find out what the requirements are for them to go there. Do they need to be in a specific format? What metadata is required?
- Rank/evaluate your OER. What level is it intended for? What’s the language use (very technical or introductory)? Can you add instructions/tips on how you used it?
- Craft metadata for the object. What terms can you use to make your OER more discoverable?
- Licensing! Look at the CC website to decide what’s right for you. What are your intentions for the object?
- If you are remixing several OER which were published under different licenses, use the Creative Commons License Compatibility Chart to help you determine whether there will be compatibility issues.
- Refer to CC attribution guide and write appropriate citations for resources you used. The suggested citation format is: [Title] by [Author], used under [CC BY Licence]
CCCOER Institutional Planning
Steps to help an institution implement OER
Why OER Matter Handout from SPARC
Provides statistics about rising textbook costs.
Exploring the Business Case for OER Open Book
Explores the economics of adopting an OER policy in more detail, including how it can increase retention.
Why Open Education Matters Video
The simplistic video that can be shown to stakeholders to explain what basic open education is.
ACRL Post: Alternate Textbooks + Engaged Students = Retention Value
Covers cutting costs for students and impact.
Texas Learn OER,
Ten peer-reviewed, openly licensed, self-paced modules for faculty, staff, and administrators
Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas
Professional development program to empower academic professionals
This content allows users to copy and paste a wide variety of elements into their Canvas courses. Some of these elements include: Background colors, Headers, Text boxes, Buttons, Drop downs, Alerts, Tags, Fonts, Tables, Block quotes, Page breaks, and Cards! If you are interested in customized elements