Ideas to get faculty involved in OER
- Make it easy for faculty
- Identify OER for specific courses and share it with faculty
- Training in tools
- Partnerships & mentoring
- Between OER staff and faculty
- Between faculty – can they collaborate on resources? e.g., one biology book for all
- Between faculty and students – can students – or select students – help write or edit some of the OER? Help identify OER? (this can all be part of coursework)
- GIve them a reason to do it (money, prestige, part of tenure process, etc – money was mentioned several times.)
- Have a few physical copies (printed) of what an open book actually looks like – they may need to see an actual textbook.
- Identify appropriate human resources
- Find innovators and get them on board
- Get the word out to stakeholders – whoever is making textbook decisions
- Get support from administration
- Staffing for OER
Notes from the OpenEd Conference in 2014 by the Portal Manager, Robin Fay.