Free, digital, and adaptable: Finding and using OER in your class
Open Educational Resources (OER) are free teaching and learning materials that allow instructors to modify, adapt, and reuse content for academic purposes. While traditional copyright and licensing practices for commercial textbooks create barriers to student access, OER guarantees that students can access high-quality, customized course materials on the first day of class. In this session we will share about the many benefits of using OER, highlight resources for finding and using OER across disciplines, and explore ideas for engaging students in the knowledge creation process through open pedagogy.
Following this workshop, attendees will be able to:
Define Open Educational Resources, and see OER as an alternative to traditional textbooks for courses.
Understand options and support available for using, developing, and teaching with OER.
Identify resources for finding and using OER within their disciplines.
Connect with librarians who can partner with them to explore alternative course materials using OER and library materials.
This workshop is a part of the Practicum for Online Teaching which is a partnership between AccessibleNU, the Libraries, the School of Professional Studies, the Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching, and Northwestern Information Technology.