Today, March 29, is the annual Andrews University Teaching and Learning Conference. This year, my department has joined forces with TLC and our monthly Faculty Technology Showcase is part of the day long conference. Our theme for the showcase is Open Educational Resources, and we’re having presentations on OER, learning from MOOCs, and Yammer, an enterprise social network. I’m sharing the OER presentation, and here are the resources we are exploring.
What is OER?
Source: Why Open Education Matters
- History of Open Educational Resources infographic
- A more thorough history of open educational resources – wikipedia
- Exploring open education: Open education resources (OER), open courseware (OCW), and massive open online courses (MOOCs)
- 16 OER sites every educator should know
- EDUCAUSE’s OER listing
Open Textbooks for Higher Education
- AffordableLearningGeorgia: Top 100 Undergraduate Courses
- eCore: Textbooks eCore is Georgia’s consortium to offer the first two years of college online, with free textbooks
- OpenStax College Free, open-source, peer-reviewed college textbooks
- Example of an OpenStax textbook in web view (PDF, and print also available)
- OER Commons Textbooks search
- Excelsior College’s Online Writing Lab Some schools are adopting this site as their college writing textbook
Open Textbooks for K12
Open Educational Resources
- Higher Education
So how does it work?
- See the types of materials included in OER commons
- Add a link to a textbook or online resource in LearningHub or your LMS
- Sample quiz graded online Use for practice quizzes; add a link in your course site
- Sample assignment – Political Psychology – Public Political Attitudes Assignment
- Import quiz questions into your LMS for practice quizzes and formative assessments
- Sample testbank on Anatomy and Physiology: Andrews faculty send to firstname.lastname@example.org for importing to Learning at least two weeks before your students need access. Note that we need the answers!