Since 2017, our university has used various ways to explore the open education movement which seeks to raise awareness regarding free and open educational opportunities and make quality academic resources more easily accessible to students. In 2017, the OER task force sponsored OER mini-grants and supported faculty to attend an Open Education conference at UA Fayetteville. In 2021, Ottenheimer Library and STaR continued to raise awareness of open education opportunities with a focus on student retention and inclusive learning.
Next, the task force will offer phased, guided support; easy intregration with Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) technology, and conduct a focus group using the Assessment Partners Program to gain students’ perceptions on textbooks affordability and textbook alternatives.
To set up a time to consult with a librarian on integrating library and open resources into courses, please use the Library Services Request Form.
- 525 ATLE points awarded
- 120 faculty/staff contacts
- 7 events or activities
- 2 conference presentations
Instructors have positive perceptions of OER and would use more open content but often lack time, skills to transition.
In case you missed it, we created a playlist of our activites and events: Faculty OER Stories, Mini Professional Development Series, Putting the Pieces Together OER & UDL.