Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OER include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.
Augusta University is committed to providing affordable aducation to all students. One way the university is doing this is by promoting the design, use, and adoption of affordable and Open Education Resources. A team of three local representatives (the “Champions”) of Affordable Learning Georgia will be happy to answer your questions about open learning materials.
Learning materials dubbed “open” are re-usable, redistributable and editable material of all nature (textbook, laboratory handbooks, exams yearbooks, homework, primary source, etc.) that are generally cost-free. Adopting those for a class has multiple benefits.
If instructors are using existing open learning materials:
If instructors are developing their own material:
Once a month, join Affordable Learning Georgia to hear from recent Affordable Materials Grant completers about their affordability projects, the challenges they faced, and the results they saw on implementation. For more information or to join a session, visit Affordable Learning Georgia.
Open Course Design with Accessibility in Mind - Monday, March 1, 2021 12:00pm-12:45pm
Join Jason Rodenbeck, KSU's Assistant Director of Academic Web Accessibility, as he shares his expertise on creating accessible online courses while incorporating Open Educational Resources.
Share and Share Alike: A Guide to Creative Commons Licenses - Tuesday March 2, 2021 12:00pm-12:45pm
Librarian Nikki Cannon-Rech will be joining us from Georgia Southern University to explain the intricacies of the Creative Commons Licenses and how they connect to the 5 Rs of OER.
The OER Files: Open Education Myths Explained - Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:30pm-2:15pm
Think Open Educational Resources are low quality? Think again! Jeff Gallant and Tiffani Reardon from Affordable Learning Georgia will bust common myths surrounding OER. The truth is out there...
Access Granted: An OER Panel Discussion with KSU Faculty - Thursday March 4, 2021 12:00pm-12:45pm
Faculty hoping to author or adopt Open Educational Resources within their courses should plan to attend this informative panel discussion, in which ALG Textbook Transformation Grant recipients will relay their experiences. Moderated by Dr. Tammy Powell, Director of the CHSS Office of Digital Education.
Green Means Go: Depositing Your Lesson Plan into an Institutional Repository - Friday, March 5, 2021 12:00pm-12:45pm
Co-presenters Elizabeth Thomas and Heather Hankins will provide listeners with steps to creating open lesson plans and sustaining open access by depositing those plans into the DigitalCommons, KSU's institutional repository.