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.
Meet the Brooklyn College OER Developer Team. Each member is here to help you create your OER. Please feel free to reach out to any or all of us.
Amy Wolfe is an Open Educational Resources Developer at Brooklyn College and Accessibility Librarian for the CUNY Office of Library Services. She holds a Master's in Liberal Studies - Digital Humanities from the CUNY Graduate Center and a Master's in Library Studies and a BA in History, Women's Studies & African-American Lit, from the UW-Madison. Contact Amy for help with OER and accessibility.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image courtesy of Pexels.
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 email@example.com
Image: 5Rs by Erin Fields (CC-SA-3)
What differentiates OERs from other instructional resources is you're allowed to:
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 as much of the following to the meeting:
Together with an OER Developer, you will then choose which OER platform to use to publish your OER. Once finished your OER will be deposited into the CUNY institutional repository, Academic Works and also OpenEd CUNY, the CUNY microsite on OER Commons.
OER image By Stefflja (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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)