The Comprehensive OER Toolkit has been thoughtfully designed to empower educators and managers with the essential tools and guidance needed to effectively initiate, implement, and manage Open Educational Resources (OER) projects within their educational institutions. These resources have been carefully curated to facilitate a seamless workflow and streamline the processes associated with OER adoption.By offering this diverse array of resources, the Comprehensive OER Toolkit aims to equip educators and managers with a comprehensive suite of materials and templates to effectively manage the entire lifecycle of OER projects, from their inception to evaluation. Whether you are a novice or an experienced OER advocate, these resources can be customized and adapted to meet the specific needs of your institution, ultimately fostering a culture of open education and enhancing access to quality learning materials for all students.
The Open Educational Resources (OER) in Texas Statewide Playbook is a resource developed by practitioners and advocates actively involved in the labor of open education to guide new and expanding OER work at institutions of higher education. The Playbook is the result of partnerships between the Division of Digital Learning, the Institution for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) – creators of OER Commons and experts in open education practice and research – and faculty, librarians, staff, and administrators from institutions and systems across Texas. It aims to support institutions as they work to build capacity and drive systems change around OER. It also serves as a guiding document for institutions that have not yet engaged in OER work or taken advantage of existing programs and opportunities. The hope is that the Texas OER Playbook will serve as a companion on the journey towards OER awareness and advocacy at your institution.