Open Educational Resources Initiative (OERI)
The mission of the ASCCC Open Educational Resources Initiative (OERI) is to reduce the cost of educational resources for students by expanding the availability and adoption of high-quality Open Educational Resources (OER). OERI facilitates and coordinates the curation and development of OER texts, ancillaries, and support systems.
Through recommendations to the ASCCC Executive Committee, OERI supports local OER implementation efforts through the provision of professional development, technical support, and technical resources.
If you haven't already please sign up for the ASCCC OER listserv to receive updates regarding resources, webinars, newsletters, and more. To view useful resources for Biology, ECE/Child Development, Communication Studies, Psychology, and Sociology, please visit the ASCCC OERI Canvas page.
September 26 - Open Forum – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Each month we will reserve one webinar to be an “open forum”. We’ll be prepared to discuss with the latest hot topics from our vantage point and ready and willing to hear - and discuss - what’s on your mind.
October 3, 2019 - Finding OER - and Can you Create a Hybrid? - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
How do you find OER to incorporate into your courses and can you mix open resources with those that carry a traditional copyright? Join us for an overview of how - and where - to search for resources and a discussion of effective approaches to mixing resources that are licensed differently.
October 10, 2019 - Finding Body Parts - OER for Anatomy - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Disciplines that rely on visual content can create a unique challenge when adopting OER. This interactive session will discuss approaches to addressing this challenge in the specific context of an anatomy course.
October 17, 2019 - Sharing Your OER - From creating it to letting other people judge your baby - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
After authoring a resource that you intend to make open, how do you get past your shyness about sharing it and contributing to the OER universe? This session will explore the topic from varied perspectives, including one author’s journey, approaches to providing effective feedback, and a discussion of how the OERI can help.
October 24, 2019 - Creative Commons, Copyright, and Fair Use - Why do we need OER? - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
What is the difference between free content, open content, and fair use? Educators often overestimate what they can do with the fair use copyright exception and underestimate their options with open resources. Join us to learn about the requirements of fair use as well as how to interpret Creative Commons licenses.
October 31, 2019 - Open Forum - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Each month we will reserve one webinar to be an “open forum”. We’ll be prepared to discuss the latest hot topics from our vantage point and ready and willing to hear - and discuss - what’s on your mind.
Introduction to OER Advocacy - How to Stop Talking to Yourself (September 19, 2019) - Webinar | PPT
OER/ZTC, Equity, and Beyond (September 12, 2019) - Webinar | PPT
ZTC Vs OER Vs No-Cost (September 5, 2019) - Webinar | PPT
LibreTexts How-to (June 26, 2019) - Webinar
OER Commons How-to (June 27, 2019) - Webinar
Pressbooks How-to (June 27, 2019) - Webinar
Curating and Publishing OER Resources - An In-Depth Look at Three Platforms (May 30, 2019)
Computer Science (April 12, 2019) - Webinar
Open Education Resources for Ready-To-Use Math and Homework Systems (October 26, 2018) - Webinar
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