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Albert S. Cook Library

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Guides & Tools

Program Planning Phase

Community Engagement: Survey to discover what resources are needed locally and broadly.

Call For Proposals Phase

Community Engagement: Communicate the opportunity broadly and through many channels.

Author Consultation Phase I

Community Engagement: Start a conversation about the possibility of engaging students and colleagues in OER creation.

Selection Phase

  • Outline of requirements - project criteria, what we want authors to provide

  • Selection committee - who’s on it and what to ask of them

Author Consultation Phase II

Community Engagement: Consider asking authors to select colleagues to peer review the OER.

  • Email templates of what was covered in-person conversations. 

  • Consider a detailed checklist or project management system

  • Ensure understanding of open licenses and implications

  • Style guides 

  • Faculty author FAQs

Contract Phase

Author Consultation Phase III

Writing Phase

  • Regularly check-in with authors, as often as weekly, and at least every six weeks

  • Ask author to provide early sample chapter to confirm license compliance, style guide usage, and otherwise provide feedback

Production Phase

Publication Phase

Community Engagement: Create a way for adopters to self-identify and connect with authors.

Maintenance Phase

Community Engagement: Look to see if adopters have created ancillary resources to accompany the OER.

  • Create form or other method for tracking adoption and submitting errata


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