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Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research and other purposes. Although most commonly thought of in terms of Open Textbooks, using OER also includes creating, reusing, remixing, adapting and adopting other materials that are openly licensed.
6 Ways to Get Started with Open Teaching
- Include an assignment in your course to have students publish or share resources with a public audience.
- Use open educational resources as content in your course (i.e. see here for open case studies). Find, curate and remix open educational resources in your courses and programs.
- Encourage networking beyond the classroom. Have students develop an open blog or portfolio to share beyond the classroom.
- Assess students using open ePortfolios, have students publish their work online using blogs or Wikis.
- Assess students on a learning resource that they create, publish and license for reuse. Have students create a learning object or guide for future classes or for the community.
- Openly license and share educational resources that you develop
(adapted from https://open.ubc.ca/open-101/getting-started-guide-for-instructors/, accessed November 5, 2018)
Adopt an Open Textbook https://open.bccampus.ca/
- Open 101: UBCs introduction to Open Teaching & Learning:
- Faculty Guide for Evaluating Open Education Resources, developed by the BCOEL
- Why teach in the open?
- Open Textbook/OER Directory (finding an open text book)
- BC Campus’ FAQ section addresses some of the common concerns expressed by faculty such as quality and transferability
- Article: Getting Started with Open Educational Resources
- Article: Seven things that happen when students share their work:
- Student Perceptions of College Faculty Who Use OER
- Infographic: How to Search for Openly Licensed Educational Resources
- University of West Florida Library Guide to OER:
- Video: OER Introduction:
- Why OER Video
The BCcampus Open Education website has several resources for faculty looking to incorporate Open Education in courses
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