Best Practices in Designing Courses with Open Educational Resources (OER)

Best Practices in Designing Courses with Open Educational Resources is a practical guide that assists faculty and institutions looking to adopt and implement OER, and to foster meaningful, effective learning experiences through the course design process. Chapters loaded with tips, case examples, and guidance from practitioners advise readers through each step of the course redesign necessary for sustainable OER initiatives, from preliminary planning through teaching, learning, and faculty development.

Written by two authors with direct experience in training higher education professionals to use OER, this is a comprehensive resource for faculty, instructional designers, course developers, librarians, information technologists, and administrators hoping to rethink and refresh their curricula by moving beyond traditional textbooks.

The book includes:

  • A practical approach to designing courses using OER, seen from faculty, support staff and administrative perspectives.
  • Tips, use cases and examples, advice and guidance from practitioners in the field of teaching and learning with OER.
  • Best practices for scalability and sustainability of OER initiatives.
  • Understanding faculty and student perspectives and their experiences with OER.
  • An authors’ website with resources, templates, and examples of implementation models, including faculty development workshop OER materials that can be adopted by readers.