Creating an OER Toolkit: Offering Customized Solutions and Reducing Barriers in a Small Liberal Arts College
From the Chapter introduction:
Colleges and universities are increasingly engaging with open access (OA), open educational resources (OERs), and open textbooks. At Macalester College, an exclusively undergraduate institution of roughly 2,000 students, we have long been involved with OA initiatives. We believe strongly in the free and fair exchange of information, which is the foundation of open access.
In this chapter we focus on our experience supporting OERs, which, according to the Hewlett Foundation (n.d.), are “teaching, learning and research materials in any medium—digital or otherwise—that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions” (“Open Educational Resources: OER Defined”). Our background with OA initiatives has served as the foundation for our foray into OERs and open textbooks.
Joslin, Ron; Meyerhofer, John; Faiks, Angi; and Fishel, Teresa A., "Creating an OER Toolkit: Offering Customized Solutions and Reducing Barriers in a Small Liberal Arts College" (2018). Staff Publications. 11.
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