Quality Counts: Why Faculty Need Streamlined OER
lterrat's bookmarks 2017-09-06
"If you’re enthusiastic about the possibilities OER offers students, if you’re convinced an abundance of high quality free digital resources is available online, then streamline the process for faculty. Ensure your teachers encounter those high-quality resources. Align with a knowledgeable digital course materials partner who can help faculty navigate the OER terrain.
Then offer small grants for faculty willing to experiment with a new OER textbook one semester. Have the grant winners give presentations on what they learn to others. For teachers, word of mouth is a top driver of course materials choices. If all goes well, they’ll think the OER initiative was their idea from the start."