Curious about Open Education Resources but don't know where to start? Check out the handy resources on this page!
This starter kit e-book has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of Open Educational Resources, and is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to the subject.
Review of Research on Efficacy and Perceptions on Open Educational Resources and College Textbook choices
Results across multiple studies indicate that students generally achieve the same learning outcomes when OER are utilized and simultaneously save significant amounts of money. Studies across a variety of settings indicate that both students and faculty are generally positive regarding OER.
Here are some standards with which to evaluate open source materials:
Clarity, Comprehensibility & Readability
Content Accuracy & Technical Accuracy
Adaptability & Modularity
This OER Evaluation Criteria is by Regina Gong. It is adapted from Affordable Learning Georgia Selecting Textbooks Criteria, and BC Campus, Open Textbook Evaluation Criteria, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
So you want to incorporate Open Education Resources into your syllabus, but are not sure where to begin. Follow these steps to get started!