A guide for FHSU faculty and students to help navigate the world of OERs.
OER Success starts here.
- A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources
Free e-book from UNESCO.
- EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
"7 Things You Should Know About Open Educational Resources"
- Free to Learn Guide by Hal Plotkin
An Open Educational Resources Policy Development
Guidebook for Community College Governance Officials
- Guidelines for open educational resources (OER) in higher education
"Given the potential of OER to improve higher education systems, UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) have developed these Guidelines, after broad consultations with stakeholders in all regions of the world, to support governments, higher education institutions/providers, academic staff, student bodies and quality assurance/accreditation and recognition bodies."
- Introduction to Open Educational Resources
An online course taught by Judy Baker.
- OER Handbook for Educators
"Welcome to the world of Open Educational Resources (OER). This handbook is designed to help educators find, use, develop and share OER to enhance their effectiveness online and in the classroom."
- Open Learning
Online journal of open distance and e-learning.
- Open Textbook Proof-of-Concept via Connexions
Baker, J., Thierstein, J., Fletcher, K., Kaur, M., & Emmons, J. (2009). Open Textbook Proof-of-Concept via Connexions. The International Review Of Research In Open And Distance Learning, 10(5). Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/633/1390
- Open Textbooks: Why? What? How? When?
Paper from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
- The roles of libraries and information professionals in Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives
Photo credit: Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning - University of Texas at Austin
"Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation." (UNESCO).