The process to ensure success with the implementation of open educational resources (OER) on a campus leverages the expertise of the SUNY campuses that are successfully using OER, and the expertise of the Open SUNY Institutional Readiness process. It provides a framework of assessments, best practices, and technology tools for supporting faculty to locate, adopt, and adapt OER.
Open educational resources (OER) are any resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research. The term can include textbooks, course readings, and other learning content; simulations, games, and other learning applications; syllabi, quizzes, and assessment tools; and virtually any other material that can be used for educational purposes. OER typically refers to electronic resources, including those in multimedia formats, and such materials are generally released under a Creative Commons or similar license that supports open or nearly open use of the content. OER can originate from colleges and universities, libraries, archival organizations, government agencies, commercial organizations such as publishers, or faculty or other individuals who develop educational resources they are willing to share. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELi7061.pdf
This is a three-part campus consulting engagement process, facilitated by experienced OER implementers, using a rubric of standards derived from successful OER implementations nationally and in SUNY. The process is outlined below:
|1. Overview of Process and Campus Commitment & Expectations||2. Self-Assessment|
|3. Implementation Planning|
|1-2 hours (virtual or on the campus). For campuses that have not gone through the IR process, on campus is recommended.||1/2 day (on the campus)||1/2 day (on the campus) |
|Engagement with Campus Leadership and could include Campus Community||Engagement with Campus Leadership Team||Engagement with Campus Leadership Team|
It is recommended that a campus leadership team include: Provost, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Student Affairs Officer, Faculty Governance Leader, Faculty Champions/Advocates for OER, Teaching Faculty, Instructional Designer, Library Director and Librarian Champions/Advocates, Bookstore Manager/Representative, Institutional Research Coordinator, Academic Leadership (Deans/Dept Chairs/Program Directors), Distance Learning Leader, Student Government Representation
Contact SUNY OER Services @ Open SUNY Textbooks via http://textbooks.opensuny.org/opensuny-textbooks-project/contact/
The OER Success Framework rubric, tools, and templates can be viewed and downloaded from the SUNY Digital Repository.
1 OER Evidence Report 2013-2014 https://oerresearchhub.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/oerrh-evidence-report-2014.pdf