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(OER) Open Educational Resources Guide for Faculty: Introduction

This OER Guide is created to assist people in creating OERs

Faculty OER Guide

Learn about OER, Open pedagogy, OER theory, OER best practices and how to create an OER at Brooklyn CollegeOrange circle with OER book, a green circle with white head CC symbol OER , a purple circle with white OER scissors and an red circle white OER stamp..

This guide was created to help faculty create Open Educational Resources (OER) for Brooklyn College students and beyond.

What Are Open Educational Resources?

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching, learning, and research resources released under an open license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OERs can be textbooks, full courses, lesson plans, videos, learning objects, tests, syllabi, software, or any other tool, material, or technique that supports access to knowledge. (Wiley, 2014) 

 

This guide was created to help in the creation of Open Educational Resources (OER). This guide provides best practices on designing and producing OERs, instructions on creating accessible OERs for all users, information on finding OER resources to use, reuse, remix, adapt and modify, and material on the pedagogy of OER.  This site also provides access to all Brooklyn College OER.

The 5 R's of OER

The 5 Rs of OER. Transcript of image below.

Image adapted from Lumen Learning. (2014). Slide Show Presentation Open Education in the Maryland Open Source Textbook (MOST) Project Pilot Program.

Getting Started

Getting Started Creating Open Educational Resources

So you want to create an Open Educational Resource (OER) but you don't know where to start.  No need to worry, we are here to help you.  The first step is to make an appointment with Associate Professor and Librarian Miriam Deutch and an OER Developer. We'll walk through all the possibilities and help you create a wonderful OER. Bring your imagination and the following to the meeting:

  1. Course syllabus
  2. Full citations of all materials
  3. Electronic version of any documents you want included
    • Make sure pdf documents are accessible and scanned with ocr (optical character recognition)
  4. Electronic versions of images
  5. Lists to any sites you want included
  6. Links to any OER materials you have have already found or made which you want to re-use
  7. Check out the OER's created by Brooklyn College Faculty for inspiration.

Online Self-Paced Courses to learn about OER
These three courses will teach you the basics of OER

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OER Tip Sheets



Attribution: [The Council of Chief State School Officers] (2016, Dec. 4) Why OER? [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/qc2ovlU9Ndk



Attribution: [David Blake] (2012, June 5) Why Open Education Matters [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/gJWbVt2Nc-I



Attribution: [Blink Tower] (2012, June 4) Why Open Education Matters [Video File]. Retrieved from https://vimeo.com/43401199

OER Leader
Associate Professor & Librarian

Professor Deutch (718) 951-5221

OER Developer Amy Wolfe

Profile image used to represent Amy Wolfe, accessibility librarian and oer developer.


Amy Wolfe is an Open Educational Resources Developer at Brooklyn College and the Accessibility Librarian at the CUNY Office of Library Services. She holds a BA in History, Women's Studies & African-American Literature and a Master's in Library Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is finishing her 2nd Masters in Digital Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center.  Besides designing and creating OER guides on various platforms and customizing HTML & CSS, Amy also conducts group workshops and one-on-one trainings on a wide variety of accessibility topics.
 

OER Developer Colin McDonald

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Colin McDonald is an Open Educational Resources Developer at Brooklyn College and Project Manager for the CUNY Academic Commons team at the Grad Center. He is an Economics and English graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's dual-degree program. You can reach him at colin.mcdonald@cuny.brooklyn.edu.

Image courtesy of Pexels.

OER Developer Emily Fairey

Emily Fairey.

Emily Fairey is an Open Educational Resources Developer at Brooklyn College. She has a doctorate in Classics from CUNY Graduate Center (2006), and a Master's in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute (2011). She teaches Latin, Greek, and Classical Studies as well as creating Open Educational Resources. Please contact Emily if you have any OER questions. She can be reached at emily.fairey86@brooklyn.cuny.edu

OER Created by Brooklyn College Faculty

Front page of PRLS 1001 OER course. Clicking on image will take you to Puerto Rican and Latino Studies subject page..
Front page of ART 1010 Faculty OER. Clicking on image will take you to
Front page of CASD 2231 OER

CASD 2231 Speech & Language Development

Open Educational Resource (OER) created for Professor Epstein's SPEC 2231 course.

ARTD 3094/7024G-Postwar Art: From World War II to 1989

OER for Mona Hadler's ARTD 3094-Postwar Art: From World War II to 1989

BUSN/ECON 3400 Intro to Economic & Business Statistics (Friedman)

OER alternative textbook for Busness and Economics 3400

PSYC 1000 Introductory Psychology (Shane)

OER alternative textbook for Psychology 1000 (Shane)

CLAS 3239 | Ancient Medicine: The Classical Roots of the Medical Humanities

Welcome to Ancient Medicine: The Classical Roots of the Medical Humanities, a course designed to introduce you to the main themes and ideas in the medical literature produced by the ancient Greeks and Romans.

FILM 2201/TVRA 4827: Documentary Production I (Danto)

OER alternative textbook for FILM 2201/TVRA 4827

Geographic Information System and Data Visualization Applications

Geographic Information System and Data Visualization Applications

Math 1201: Introduction to Calculus

This Open Educational Resource site was created by Professor Jeff Suzuki for his Introduction to Calculus flipped classroom. In a “flipped classroom” students watch online video lectures, demonstrations, and explanations of assignments before class. (All videos are closed captioned)

HIST 3401 American Pluralism to 1877 (Carp)

OER HIST 3401 - American Pluralism (Carp)

CLAS 3200: Greek and Roman Mythology

Open Educational Resource (OER) created for the Classics 3200 sections

FILM 3300W Thesis Film Screenplay (Danto)

OER alternative textbook for FILM 3300W

HIST 3401 | American Pluralism to 1877: a Resource Guide

This Guide offers copyright-free and open-access resources in American history, including maps, digitized primary resources, art and photography, and online textbooks.

Calculus for Everyone

OER for Calculus

SPEC 7317X/CBSE 7685T Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Professor Susan Longtin

ARTD 3134/7142 Subject, Creator, Consumer: Women and African Art (Richards)

Open Educational Resource (OER) created for Prof. Chris Richards' ARTD 3134/7142 course

Music in Global America by Marc Thorman

Music in Global America

Open Educational Resource: Music in Global America by Marc Thorman

PHYS 1100: Introduction to Physics

Professor Mim Lal Nakarmi

Bio 3011: Genetics

Professor Gottesman

ART 3195/7196 African Fashion/Textiles

An OER for Prof. Chris Richards of Brooklyn College

link to Physics 2100

Physics 2100: Intermediate Physics

Professor Mim Lal Nakarmi

CLAS 2109: Self and Society

Open Educational Resource (OER) created for the Classics 2019 sections.

Front page of PRLS 4510 OER course. Clicking on image will take you to Puerto Rican and Latino Studies subject page.

ENG 7320: Dead Girls

An OER for Martha Nadell's ENG 7320: Dead Girls

Front page of PRLS 3325 OER course. Clicking on image will take you to Puerto Rican and Latino Studies subject page.
Television and Radio Criticism

TVRA 4430W: Television and Radio Criticism

Television and Radio Criticism by Mobina Hashmi

PIMA 7030 /Art 7920 Collaborative Strategies

Collaborative Strategies PIMA 7030 /Art 7920, Jennifer McCoy

COMM1001/CASD1205

Communications 1001 and CASD 1205

ARTD 3089: Women in Modern Art

ARTD 3089: Women in Modern Art : Mona Hadler

PSYC 3400 Statistical Methods in Psychological Research

OER for Professor Crump's PSYC 3400 Statistical Methods in Psychological Research

ARTD 7820G: Video Art

ARTD 7820G: Video Art/Digital Art 1 by Jennifer McCoy