Planning for Open: Adapting and Creating OER and Open Textbooks

Event Date & Time

  • November 4, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description


Open educational resources (OERs) are learning materials such as textbooks, videos, problem banks and more that are licensed to allow others to reuse, revise, remix, redistribute, and retain free of cost. When introduced into a course, OERs such as open textbooks make education more accessible and affordable for students. For faculty, OERs offer the opportunity to provide students with meaningful, contextualized learning materials that can be modified, edited, or adapted to fit instructors’ unique specifications and goals.

This session will explore planning and process strategies for adapting and developing open textbooks and resources. It will examine different methods for collaborating and developing resources, including textbook sprints, engaging students as co-creators, textbook writing project management, and learning design best practices for open resources. If you are preparing to develop a proposal for the OER Fund or simply are interested integrating open resources into your teaching, this session will provide an in-depth overview to help you get started.

Participants who take this session will be able to:

  • Identity common steps required in creating or adapting OER
  • Discuss common pitfalls in the OER creation/adaption process
  • Identify supports and partnerships for creating/adapting OER
  • Discuss best practices/considerations for designing OER