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Our Journey with OERs

by Wendy Torres


Our Journey into Course Redesign with OERs
By Wendy Torres
Coppin State University
Senior Instructional and Digital Accessibility Specialist
Twitter Handle: @Tech_snacks
Text version with linked resources
MP3 of video file and transcript
Summer Workshop/PD Opportunity
-This hands-on, interactive workshop discussed the strategies for creating an OER course from scratch.
-Participants recieved a Certificate of Completion and Digital Badge for completion of workshop.
- Participants also recieved support throughout the semester to implement OER in their course.
-Workshop was virtual, ran from 10:00am-12:00pm for 3 days.
Day 1
Started the workshop off by having participants take a Pre-Test.
Pre-Test showed that Faculty members needed clarification about what is considered OER and what is considered Open Access.
With OER you are free to:

“Reuse – the right to reuse the content in its unaltered / verbatim form (e.g., make a digital copy of the content)
Revise – the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language or modify a learning activity)
Remix – the right to combine the original or revised content with other content to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup)
Redistribute – the right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others (e.g., give a copy of the content to a friend)
Retain – the right to make, own and control copies of the content.
—David Wiley[1]
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