My OER projects
What prompted you to become involved in OER?
I have always been sensitive to the cost of educational materials for students. All of my courses have free course notes and I never require a textbook. When I became involved in building online courses OER was a natural way to proceed.
What excites you most about your OER project?
I have been involved in the development of a number of fully online asynchronous courses. Developing OER material for these courses is a core part of the design process.
A lot of instructors are hesitant about OER. Do you share those hesitations? How do you address them?
There is a need to monitor quality control. Not all OER material is appropriate. In addition, OER material can be used in a variety of ways. It can be core content or supplemental material so like a textbook an instructor has the freedom to inject their own viewpoint into a course even while using OER content.
Can other instructors interested in OER reach out to you?
Yes, at firstname.lastname@example.org.