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Open Educational Resources: An Opportunity to Enhance Student Success: Implement OER

Reuse, Revise, Remix and Redistribute: The Four Pillars toward course completion, improved grades, increased credit load, and overall student success. How the library can assist faculty in achieving these goals effectively and efficiently.

Getting Started

Please reach out to a Learning Commons professional for help identifying Open Educational Resources (OER), or if you have found OER but have questions about edits and implementation.

We are here to help you:

  • Identify OER options that apply to your teaching discipline as well as supplement your course's learning objectives and student learning outcomes.
  • Answer questions regarding specific OER features, such as test banks or learning activities.
  • Learn how to navigate and implement OER in your course(s).

John Fitzsimmons Learning Commons Librarian

Maggie Eirenschmalz │ Learning Commons │ Librarian

Danielle Harris Learning Commons Instructional Designer

Contact a Librarian!

A librarian can help you achieve the goal of OER adoption / adaption in a variety of ways:

  • Assess resource credibility
  • Verify peer review blogs, forums, webinars, YouTube videos
  • Advise on copyright and OER copyright licenses
  • Identify additional materials for adoption and adaption
  • Ensure that strategies and resource flow are current

John Fitzsimmons Learning Commons Librarian

Maggie Eirenschmalz Learning Commons Librarian

OER Implementation/Integration Tools

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Integrating OER into Your Course

Explore guides for determining, adapting, and integrating Open Educational Resources (OER) into your course!

https://libraryguides.ccbcmd.edu/oer/integratingoer

Contact WebCollege!

Contact WebCollege with questions about OER implementation, as well as concerns regarding TMCC's learning management system (LMS), Canvas.

An instructional designer can help you achieve the goal of OER adaption / implementation in a variety of ways:

  • Adapt OER to fit your course, learning objectives, and student outcomes
  • Weave OER into the current design of your course
  • Import OER materials or cartridges into your course
  • Assist with options for OER delivery in your course

Danielle Harris Learning Commons Instructional Designer

OER Rubrics

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Achieve OER Rubrics

To help states, districts, teachers, and other users determine the degree of alignment of Open Educational Resources (OER) to college- and career-ready standards and to determine other aspects of quality of OER, Achieve has developed eight rubrics in collaboration with leaders from the OER community.

https://www.achieve.org/publications/achieve-oer-rubrics

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Checklist for Evaluating Open Educational Resources (OER)

"Checklist for Evaluating Open Educational Resources (OER)" by ACC Office of Instructional & Faculty Development is licensed under CC BY 4.0.

Click here to view and download.

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Faculty Guide for Evaluating Open Education Resources

With so many freely available resources online, choosing OER can be overwhelming. This checklist contains some suggestions for faculty when choosing resources for use in the classroom.

https://libguides.wccnet.edu/ld.php?content_id=12304792

Roadmap to OER Adoption Worksheet