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 necessary for sustainable OER initiatives, from preliminary planning and course redesign 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. An authors’ website expands the book with resources, templates, and examples of implementation models, including faculty development workshop OER materials that can be adopted by readers.
Part I: Overview 1. Introduction to OER: What’s It All About? 2. Before You Begin: the OER Essentials Part II: Course Design 3. Adopting, Adapting, and Authoring 4. Plan Out Your Course with OER 5. Designing with Student Engagement in Mind Part III: Teaching and Learning 6. Teaching with OER 7. Learning with OER: Student Voices in OER Part IV: Scaling Up 8. Support and Planning 9. Faculty Development 10. Challenges and Possible Solutions