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This collection contains materials about open educational resources (OER) and open education practices (AKA open pedagogy) and related issues. Please see the OER collection in the SCN Group for a more structured list of resources on open education.

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Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd Edition
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The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd Edition is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students. This is a collaboration between BCcampus, Camosun College, and CAPER-BC.

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The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students.

This second edition has built upon, and improved, the original toolkit—a collaboration between BCcampus, Camosun College, and CAPER-BC—with a new “Accessibility Statements” chapter, bibliography and list of links by chapter for print users in the back matter, updated information, and corrections to content, style and layout.

The French translation of the first edition of the Accessibility Toolkit—La Trousse d’outils d’accessibilité —is still available. In time, a French translation of this second edition will be made available.

Word Count: 14908

ISBN: 978-1-77420-030-8

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Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Composition and Rhetoric
Education
English Language Arts
Special Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Amanda Coolidge
Josie Gray
Sue Doner
Tara Robertson
Date Added:
08/31/2018
Actividad 5. Jesus Ramirez Sanchez
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Actividad 5. Curso Principios y estrategias de educación abierta para la innovación docente.
Este trabajo contiene las reflexiones sobre el curso completo sobre PREA y REA.
La institución donde laboro es el Instituto Tecnológico Superiror de Zapopan, en Zapopan Jalisco, México.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Date Added:
12/09/2013
Adaptation Guide
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A reference for adapting or revising an open textbook

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The Adaptation Guide is a practical reference about how to customize — or adapt — an open textbook so that it better fits your needs in the classroom and elsewhere. This guide defines the term adaptation and discusses reasons for revising a book, why this is possible with an open textbook, and the challenges involved.

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The Adaptation Guide is a practical reference about how to customize — or adapt — an open textbook so that it better fits your needs in the classroom and elsewhere. This guide defines the term adaptation and discusses reasons for revising a book, why this is possible with an open textbook, and the challenges involved.

Word Count: 7989

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Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Corinne Litchfield
Lauri M. Aesoph
Date Added:
03/29/2016
Adopting Open Educational Resources in the Classroom
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VCCS's "Pathways" Course provides faculty with an introduction to the laws that influence the use, re-use, and distribution of content they may want to use in a course. Activities include finding openly licensed content for use in a class and publishing openly licensed works created by faculty. At the end of the course, students will have openly licensed content that will be ready for use in a course.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Author:
Linda Williams
Date Added:
03/09/2016
Analyzing Institutional Publishing Output: A Short Course
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This short course provides training materials about how to create a set of publication data, gather additional information about the data through an API (Application Programming Interface), clean the data, and analyze the data in various ways. Developing these skills will assist academic librarians who are:

Negotiating a renewal of a journal package or an open access publishing agreement,
Interested in which journals the institution's authors published in or which repositories the institution’s authors shared their works in,
Looking to identify publications that could be added to your repository,
Searching for authors who do or do not publish OA for designing outreach programs, or
Tracking how open access choices have changed over time.
After completing the lessons, the user will be able to gain an understanding of an institution’s publishing output, such as number of publications per year, open access status of the publications, major funders of the research, estimates of how much funding might be spent towards article processing charges (APCs), and more. The user will also be better prepared to think critically about institutional publishing data to make sustainable and values-driven scholarly communications decisions.

The course is presented in two sections. Section 1 describes how to build a dataset. Section 2 describes a free, open source tool for working with data. Examples of how to do analyses both in OpenRefine and Microsoft Excel are provided.

This short course was created for the Scholarly Communication Notebook. The file "Analyzing Institutional Publishing Output-A Short Course.docx" serves as a table of contents for the materials.

Subject:
Applied Science
Information Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Ana Enriquez
Allison Langham-Putrow
Date Added:
03/23/2022
Canvas for the creation of an open educational resource (OER)
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The OER Canvas is aimed at university lecturers and supports them in collecting ideas for the creation of an OER (open educational resource) for teaching. The Canvas is aimed at teachers who have already had first contact with OER, but still need how-to guide in planning and creating OERs and tips and tricks to do so.

The Canvas for creating an OER can be used together with the OER Project Canvas CC BY 4.0 International Schön/Ebner (https://www.slideshare.net/mebner/oercanvas-version-open-education-austria).

The Canvas was developed by the Team of TU Graz Educational Technology (Austria) for the Open Education Austria Advanced (OEAA) project as a service for teachers at Austrian universities

CC BY 4.0 International TU Graz Educational Technology for Open Education Austria Advanced

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Higher Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Christina Lari
Martin Ebner
Sandra Schön
Sarah Edelsbrunner
Date Added:
12/06/2021
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources
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This Code is a tool for educators, librarians, and authors to evaluate common
professional scenarios in which fair use can enable them to incorporate inserts,
including those protected by copyright, to create OER. It can provide groups
working on OER projects with a shared framework for evaluating and understanding
when and how to incorporate existing content to meet pedagogical needs

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Meredith Jacob
Peter Jaszi
Prudence S. Adler
William Cross
American University Washington College of Law
Date Added:
02/24/2021
Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians
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This open access book is tailored to educators and librarians to teach them more about how to use and apply creative commons licenses. The book covers the basics of copyright law and licensing, as well as how to choose, find, and use creative commons licensed materials. There is an entire section of the book specifically dedicated to creative commons for educators and librarians, including chapters on open access to scholarship, open pedagogy, open educational resources, and more.

Subject:
Applied Science
Information Science
Law
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
2020 Creative Commons
Date Added:
09/02/2021
Differentiating Between Open Access and Open Educational Resources
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Differentiating open access and open educational resource can be a challenge in some contexts. Excellent resources such as "How Open Is It?: A Guide for Evaluating the Openness of Journals" (CC BY) https://sparcopen.org/our-work/howopenisit created by SPARC, PLOS, and OASPA greatly aid us in understanding the relative openness of journals. However, visual resources to conceptually differentiate open educational resources (OER) from resources disseminated using an open access approach do not currently exist. Until now.

This one page introductory guide differentiates OER and OA materials on the basis of purpose (teaching vs. research), method of access (analog and digital), and in terms of the relative freedoms offered by different levels of Creative Commons licenses, the most common open license. Many other open licenses, including open software licenses also exist.

Subject:
Applied Science
Information Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Virginia Tech
Provider Set:
VTech Works
Author:
Walz Anita
Date Added:
10/16/2019
Equity and Consent in Open Education
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This lesson plan, developed originally for graduate Library and Information Science (LIS) students is focused on developing culturally responsive and equity-minded LIS professionals when promoting open education with students, scholars, and community members from historically underrepresented backgrounds and/or with marginalized identities. Though many open practitioners discuss and leverage open education as a means of democratizing education and information access, we must remember the harm that learners and scholars face when we adopt openness with a paternalistic mindset. This lesson consists of readings, case studies, slide decks, and discussions.

Subject:
Applied Science
Education
Higher Education
Information Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Jessica Dai
Natalie Hill
Date Added:
09/02/2021
Faculty OER Toolkit
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The Faculty OER Toolkit is an information resource about and guide to adapting and adopting Open Educational Resources. Included are definitions and examples, information about Creative Commons licensing, and tips on how to adapt and/or adopt OER for classroom use.

Long Description:
The Faculty OER Toolkit is an information resource about and guide to adapting and adopting Open Educational Resources. Included are definitions and examples, information about Creative Commons licensing, and tips on how to adapt and/or adopt OER for classroom use.

Word Count: 4579

ISBN: 978-1-77420-044-5

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Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Shannon Moist
Date Added:
03/08/2017
Google Cultural Institute
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CC BY-NC-SA
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This is a very well-produced website with material on a wide range of art-related topics. There are essays on specific artists and on more quirky topics like pop star clothing. The images on individual art historical movements are interactive, click and more information appears. There are embedded videos on certain topics. It is a relatively comprehensive and entertaining website, although the topics have to be searched for - it is not chronologically laid out as a text.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Case Study
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson
Reading
Date Added:
05/30/2018
“Guia de pesquisa, combinação e adaptação de média para produção de Recursos Educacionais Abertos”
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Este trabalho pretende funcionar como um guia de auxílio à pesquisa de elementos de média que constituam objetos de conhecimento com licenças abertas, permitindo a sua combinação e adaptação na a produção de Recursos Educacionais Abertos (REA).
Começa com uma introdução geral sobre os REA e os cinco princípios de abertura. Em seguida mostra a forma como devemos orientar a pesquisa de ficheiros com base nas suas licenças de modo a permitir a criação dum REA que respeite os cinco Rs.
Por último são explicados diferentes métodos de pesquisa de média com licenças abertas e indicados os principais repositórios onde podem ser encontrados, de acordo com a modalidade (imagem, áudio, vídeo, simulações e animações).

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Reading
Student Guide
Unit of Study
Date Added:
02/06/2019
A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students
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A handbook for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of open textbooks, ancillary materials, or other Open Educational Resources.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Rebus Community
Author:
Alice Barrett
Amanda Coolidge
Anna Andrzejewski
Apurva Ashok
David Squires
Ed. Elizabeth Mays
Gabriel Higginbotham
Julie Ward
Matthew Moorem
Maxwell Nicholson
Rajiv Jhangiani
Robin DeRosa
Samara Burns
Steel Wagstaff
Timothy Robbins
Zoe Wake Hyde
Date Added:
08/29/2017
Handouts on Finding and Creating Open Content
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These 1 - 2 page handouts were developed by the University of Michigan Open Michigan initiative for faculty, researchers, and students interested in creating and finding open educational resources. This set includes:Open Educational Resources: Getting Started handoutHow to Create Open Content handoutFinding Open Content handoutThe handouts are available in PDF and Adobe InDesign formats.For up-to-date information, visit the Open Michigan Share page.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
Open.Michigan
Date Added:
07/05/2012
ISKME Michelson 20MM: OER Campus Administrator Quick Start Guide
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This OER campus administrator guide, officially entitled "OER & Online Learning: Administrator Quick Start Guide, Strengthening the Shift to Online Learning in California Community Colleges Through the Use of OER", is an outcome of a project by ISKME, supported by a grant from the Michelson 20MM Foundation, to conduct a study and develop a set of resources to accelerate OER use for distance education, especially the urgent shift to remote learning during the pandemic in 2020.

The Guide, created in collaboration with a selection of OER and online education champions across California community colleges (CCC), seeks to support community college administrators in California and beyond in more effectively supporting faculty use of OER as they work to address the reality of online learning in response to COVID-19 and future disruptions. The guide provides quick tips and starting points for campus administrators as they work to create the policy and practice environments needed to foster increased OER use for online learning.

See the associated OER and Online Learning: Faculty Quick-Start Guide for more in-depth tools and resources targeted to faculty and instructional design support, at: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/oer-online-learning-faculty-quick-start-guide

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
ISKME
Date Added:
01/07/2021
ISKME's Open Educational Practice Rubric
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This rubric defines a set of open educational practices that help educators to advance a classroom and school culture of open education and to advocate for the potential benefits of open educational resources (OER) in the context of continuous improvement. The rubric is intended to guide educator practice in working with OER to ensure that every student has the opportunity to engage in learning effectively. The rubric supports educators in accessing, curating, evaluating, and adapting OER in response to students’ particular needs, interests, and contexts, to author and share original or remixed resources, and to disseminate approaches to the implementation of those resources for future OER users to benefit from.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Date Added:
03/16/2017
Introduction to Open Access
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Progress of every profession, academic discipline and society at large rides on the back of research and development. Research generates new information and knowledge. It is a standardized process of identifying problem, collecting data or evidence, tabulating data and its analysis, drawing inference and establishing new facts in the form of information. Information has its life cycle: conception, generation, communication, evaluation and validation, use, impact and lastly a fuel for new ideas. Research results are published in journals, conference proceedings, monographs, dissertations, reports, and now the web provides many a new forum for its communication. Since their origin in the 17th century, the journals have remained very popular and important channels for dissemination of new ideas and research. Journals have become inseparable organ of scholarship and research communication, and are a huge and wide industry. Their proliferation (with high mortality rate), high cost of production, cumbersome distribution, waiting time for authors to get published, and then more time in getting listed in indexing services, increasing subscription rates, and lastly archiving of back volumes have led to a serious problem known as "Serials Crisis". The ICT, especially the internet and the WWW, descended from the cyber space to solve all these problems over night in the new avatar of e-journals. Their inherent features and versatility have made them immensely popular. Then in the beginning of the 21st century emerged the Open Access (OA) movement with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). Philosophy of open access is to provide free of charge and unhindered access to research and its publications without copyright restrictions. The movement got support from great scientists, educationists, publishers, research institutions, professional associations and library organizations. The other OA declarations at Berlin and Bethesda put it on strong footings. Its philosophy is: research funded by tax payers should be available free of charge to tax payers. Research being a public good should be available to all irrespective of their paying capacity. The OA has many forms of access and usage varying from total freedom from paying any charges, full permission to copy, download, print, distribute, archive, translate and even change format to its usage with varying restrictions.
In the beginning, OA publications were doubted for their authenticity and quality: established authors and researchers shied away both from contributing to and citing from OA literature. But Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, 1997) and its code of conduct formulated in collaboration with DOAJ and OASPA, etc. have stemmed the rot. They have defined best practices and compiled principles of transparency for quality control to sift the grain from the chaff; to keep the fraudulent at bay. Now it is accepted that contributors to OA get increased visibility, global presence, increased accessibility, increased collaboration, increased impact both in citations and applications, and lastly instant feedback, comments and critical reflections. This movement has got roots due to its systematic advocacy campaign. Since 2008 every year 21-27 October is celebrated as the OA week throughout the world. There are many organizations which advocate OA through social media and provide guidance for others.
Open Access research literature has not only made new ideas easy and quick to disseminate, but the impact of research can be quantitatively gauged by various bibliometric, scientometric and webometric methods such as h-index, i-10 index, etc. to measure the scientific productivity, its flow, speed and lastly its concrete influence on individuals, and on the progress of a discipline. The OA movement is gaining momentum every day, thanks to technology, organizational efforts for quality control and its measureable impact on productivity and further research. It needs to be strengthened with participation of every researcher, scientist, educationist and librarian. This module covers five units, covering these issues. At the end of this module, you are expected to be able to:
- Define scholarly communication and open access, and promote and differentiate between the various forms of Open Access;
- Explain issues related to rights management, incl. copyright, copy-left, authors’ rights and related intellectual property rights;
- Demonstrate the impact of Open Access within a scholarly communication environment.
This is Module One of the UNESCO's Open Access Curriculum for Library Schools.
Full-Text is available at http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0023/002319/231920E.pdf.

Subject:
Applied Science
Education
Information Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Module
Textbook
Unit of Study
Author:
Anup Kumar Das
Uma Kanjilal
Date Added:
09/12/2018