An online resource to help faculty navigate the world of OER
Steps in the Process
Step 1. Set aside time
- Like research, using OER or going Textbook Cost $0 for your classes can take some time.
- The work you do will help define the SLOs for your course and modules.
- You will help remove cost as a barrier to student success!
Step 2. Analyze syllabus
- Instead of trying to find materials first, critically examine your syllabus and its learning objectives either by module or week-to-week.
- What do you want students to know? Answering this question will make searching for materials much easier.
Step 3. Look for teaching materials
- Use the resources in the UHMC Library OER Guide to help you find the right materials for your course.
- Search for an OER or free textbook already available in your subject area.
- Search through OER repositories and collections for OER materials that fulfill your learning objectives.
- Use the Library Databases and eBook collection to find supplemental materials at no cost to the student.
- Use Google to find other supplemental materials. Use "Advanced Search" to limit your searches to openly licensed materials (called "usage rights" on the advanced search screen).
- Consult with your Subject Librarian or Jeffrey Marzluft for help in this stage.
Step 4. Analyze materials
- Do the materials fulfill your learning objectives?
- Download this checklist for evaluating Open Education Resources from the British Columbia Open Textbook Project.
- What are the licensing restrictions on the materials?
- Do they have to be used as is?
- Can they be altered?
- What kind of credit/attribution needs to be used?
- Check out the page on licensing in the OER guide for more help in this area.
Step 5. Put together materials in a meaningful manner
- Here is a model (and template) from Leeward Community College for organizing your class in a weekly module format using Google Sites. But it is helpful to help you organize the class.
- Check out this English 100 course developed by Susan Wood at Leeward Community College to get a more complete picture.
- For the bold, you can also do it directly in Laulima!
Contact Jeffrey Marzluft for additional help
Remember - This is a Learning Experience!
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