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Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Introduction to OERs and resources from OER presentations

Special Libraries Association Presentation 2022

Learn More - Mentioned in the presentation

Intersections of OER and Information Literacy. Edited by Mary Ann Cullen and Elizabeth Dill. (2022). Chicago, Illinois: Association of College and Research Libraries.

  • Mary Ann Cullen, OER, Open Pedagogy, and Information Literacy: A Primer
  • Lindsey Gumb, OER-Enabled Pedagogy Meets Info Lit: Empowering the Next Generation of Open Scholars
  • Christina Riehman-Murphy, Situated Learning and Open Pedagogy: Pathways for Undergraduate Students’ Emerging Information Literacies
  • Kathy Swart, Critical Librarianship and Open Education: A Solution to Information Injustice
  • Roger Gillis, Open GLAM as OER: Digital Cultural Heritage and the Intersections of Primary Source Literacy and Information Literacy

OER & and Academic Library [Special Issue]. Edited by Elizabeth Dill and Mary Ann Cullen. Library Trends, 69, 339- 487. https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/43712/online

Learn More - NOT mentioned in the presentation

General OER information

Copyright and Creative Commons

Publishing OER

  • Open Textbook Network Publishing Orientation Self-guided course on open publishing, periodically Open Textbook Network offers and interactive, real time version -- see videos below for the Spring meetings.
  • Pub 101 Playlist for Spring 2022 (YouTube) - Covers publishing projects from supporting faculty OER projects to Publishing programs.

Sources used in the presentation

“What Is OER?,” Creative Commons (wiki), updated April 13, 2020, https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/What_is_OER.

“Creative Commons license” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons_license

"Price Changes (1996-2016): Selected Consumer Goods and Services." Mark Perry. AEIdeas Blog. https://www.visualcapitalist.com/prices-are-skyrocketing-but-only-for-things-you-actually-need/

Student average textbook cost: 2021 data Reported by Education Data Initiative. https://educationdata.org/average-cost-of-college-textbooks

Human Anatomy & Physiology. (cover image) Elaine N. Marieb and Katja Hoben. Price information from Georgia State University Bookstore website.

World History Textbook comparison: 

  • World History, 9th ed. (cover image) by William Duiker. Price information from Georgia State University bookstore webiste.
  • World History textbook OER from University of North Georgia Press website:  https://ung.edu/university-press/books/world-history-cultures-states-societies-to-1500.php

Data from OER surveys and impact

  • Fixing the Broken Textbook Market. 2014. United States Public Interest Research Group report. https://uspirg.org/reports/usp/fixing-broken-textbook-market
  • "Adopting OER is Better for Everyone Involved." David Lumen blog. http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/3743

  • "Adopting OER: A Case Study of Cross-Institutional Collaboration and Innovation."  2013. Nancy Pawlyshyn, Braddlee Braddlee, Linda Casper and Howard Miller. https://er.educause.edu/articles/2013/11/adopting-oer-a-case-study-of-crossinstitutional-collaboration-and-innovation

  • Colvard, N. B., Watson, C. E., & Hyojin Park. (2018). The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics. International Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, 30(2), 262–276. https://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/pdf/IJTLHE3386.pdf

  • Opening the Curriculum: Open Educational Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2014.  Babson Survey Research Group. https://www.bayviewanalytics.com/reports/openingthecurriculum2014.pdf

Examples:

  • From Lindsey Gumb chapter: Website by Heather Miceli and student authors. : https://sites.google.com/g.rwu.edu/core101-ai CC-BY-NC-S.A 4.0
  • Image on site:  "What is Artificial Intelligence" by Dinesh Rathva is Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
  • Open Stax Instructor resources (remix of page segments) https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e?Instructor%20resources
  • Animation Physics. Alejandro Garcia. http://www.animationphysics.com/   (example of OER that is not a textbook)
  • General Principles of Chemistry. 2022. Textbook by Antara Dutta, Maher Atteya, Ahmed A. Baosman, et. al. with original interactive exercises by Jeremy Speed-Schwartz. https://gsuprincipleschemistry.org/ 
  • Culturally Competent English and more examples:
    • Seiferle-Valencia, M. (2020). It's Not (Just) About the Cost: Academic Libraries and Intentionally Engaged OER for Social Justice. Library Trends, 69(2), 469-487. 
    • OER and Social Justice with Marco Seiferle-Valencia Transcript (podcast), JUNE 10, 2021 / JOSIE GRAY / https://knowledgespectrums.opened.ca/social-justice-transcript/
  • Source (not example) Gallant, Jeff “Even More Open: Inclusive Design in Open Educational Resources.” Carterette Series webinar October 27, 2021 https://vimeo.com/639985976

  • Hall, Barbara and Wallace, Elizabeth, "College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success" (2018). English Open Textbooks. 14. https://oer.galileo.usg.edu/english-textbooks/14

  • An Introduction to African and Afro-Diasporic Peoples and Influences in British Literature and Culture before the Industrial Revolution. 2021.  By Jonathan Elmore and Jenni Halpin. https://oer.galileo.usg.edu/english-textbooks/21/.

  • Source (not example) Wiley, D. (2013, October 21). What is Open Pedagogy?  https://opencontent.org/blog/archives/2975 (discussion of disposable assignment)

  • Recipe Transcription project

    • Article: Christina Riehman-Murphy, "Situated Learning and Open Pedagogy: Pathways for Undergraduate Students’ Emerging Information Literacies," 2022. Intersections of OER and Information Literacy.

    • Website: https://emroc.hypotheses.org/

    • Transcribed recipe example: Medicinal and Cookery Recipes of Mary Baumfylde. June 1626. https://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/yw1175

  • Anna Murray Douglass Project
    • See Culturally Competent English
    • Image of Anna Murray Douglass in public domain
    • Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives: https://fdfi.org/ 
  • Kathy Swart, "Critical Librarianship and Open Education: A Solution to Information Injustice." 2022.  Intersections of OER and Information Literacy. (Diversifying Humanities Curriculum and correcting misinformation.)

  • Antonio Henrique Amaral, Notumo (etching). 1959. Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación/ Museo Nacional del Grabado. Foto: Diana B. Hoffmann - Casa Nacional del Bicentenario/ Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación. https://flic.kr/p/2cwuPsi 

  • Open Access at the Met. https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/policies-and-documents/open-access

  • Camille Carot. A Woman Reading (painting). 1869 and 1870. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/435991

  • ENGL 1102 Spring 2022 (Novokshanova): Making a Website (LibGuide) by Sheeji Kathuria and Mary Ann Cullen. https://research.library.gsu.edu/engl1102_novokshanova/makingawebsite