Teaching with Open Educational Resources (OER)
Room 208 Self Hall, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Open Education Resources are defined as: “The open provision of educational resources, enabled by information and communication technologies, for consultation, use and adaptation by a community of users for non-commercial purposes” (UNESCO 2002, p. 24). These OER are meant to be universally free and accessible for teaching and learning purposes. Since 2002, many high-quality textbooks have become available from Openstax, The Saylor Foundation, Washington State’s Open Course Library, and the Minnesota Open Textbook Library. The plethora of material that is currently available leads to the question: why are we still using traditional textbooks in the college classroom? The use of OER can be broken down into three sections: cost, performance, and student learning outcomes.
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Sciuchetti, Mark, "Teaching with Open Educational Resources (OER)" (2020). 2020 | Faculty Commons Presentations. 3.