CoverLicensing InformationI. FoundationsOpen Educational ResourcesDefining the "Open" in Open Content and Open Educational ResourcesCopyright and Open LicensingThe Difference Between an Informational Resource and an Educational ResourceExcludabilityRivalryII. ResearchOpen educational resources and college textbook choicesThoughts on Continuous Improvement and OERContinuous Improvement of Instructional MaterialsContinuous Improvement DashboardsA/B Testing on Open TextbooksThe Rise FrameworkOpen Science in Education SciencesIII. Future DirectionsWhat is Open Pedagogy?OER-Enabled PedagogyOpen Pedagogy: The Importance of Getting it in the AirA Look at the Future of Open Educational ResourcesPragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER AdvocacyRecognizing and Overcoming Obstacles: What It Will Take to Realize the Potential of OERAssumptions and Challenges of Open ScholarshipThe OER DilemmaCultural Knowledge and OERMake Out Like a BanditIV. AppendicesChapter AuthorsGlossaryKeywordsIndexV. Student PresentationsA Brief Overview of Open EducationWhat I Know Now About Open EducationFalling 4 OEROpen Education Q & A Observations and Learnings About OERWhat is OER?Overview of Open EducationAdopting Open TextbooksCommunity Members Should Create OEROpen textbooks for MSED facultyConsider OER A Pitch for Open Textbook AdoptionThe Case for Open Textbooks in SFLA Call To Action for InstructorsLessons LearnedA Pitch for K-12 Teachers and Their Students to Create O.E.ROER in English Language TeachingIntroduction to Open EducationWhat is Open Pedagogy and Why Does it Matter?A brief and open letter about OER to my friends in K-12 Education

Consider OER

Presentation to online faculty to consider adopting open educational in their online course.

We are excited to have you work with BYU Online to develop your online course.  This presentation is to give you a very brief overview of the benefits of using OER to you and your students. 

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license.

One important component of OER is what is called the 5 R’s.  OER allows you to Retain Revise Remix Reuse and Redistribute 

As we talk about some important components of OER we will use the COUP framework to illustrate some of the impacts that the adoption of OER has in higher education.  Coup stands for Cost Outcomes Usage and Perceptions,

Cost is one of the most impactful and easily recognized benefits of OER.   Here a just a few stats about high textbook cost.

We know it is important than you know how student outcomes compare when using OER.  Multiple studies have shown that the use of OER improves or does not decrease student learning. 

We know it is important for educators to understand how students are experiencing their online class.  The use of OER can help provide more information on how resources are being utilized.

Do you want to know how other faculty and students perceive open resources and Here are just a few finding:

Decreasing cost to underserved students, improving usability and increasing the voice of the marginalized are a few ways that OER improves equity

Have you heard about open pedagogy.  Using this approach in teaching allows students to help create materials, they can also remix and reuse existing materials in a course. 

We recognize that there are challenges in adopting OER We can help you find a starting point that is right for you and help you let your department know about the value of this practice. 

We have given you a small idea of some of the research around OER,  we would also like to encourage you to consider adding to that research

Thank you for considering OER for your course Please let us now if you would like more resources

Suggested Citation

(2021). Consider OER. In , , , , , , , & (Eds.), An Introduction to Open Education. EdTech Books.

CC BY: This work is released under a CC BY license, which means that you are free to do with it as you please as long as you properly attribute it.

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