Remixing and Reusing OER

Workshop Session 1

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

This workshop provide step-by-step instruction on how to remix and reuse open educational materials including determining production and distribution options based the original source license, personalizing materials to your teaching and learning needs, creating attributions for publication and distribution, relicensing and sharing your work. 


Vera Kennedy is a tenured faculty at West Hills College Lemoore and Lecturer at California State University, Fresno. She received a B.A. in sociology and M.P.A. in political science with an emphasis in public administration from Fresno State and Ed.D. in education with an emphasis in teaching and learning from Argosy University. Her research publications include A Career in Sociology (2019), Beyond Race: Cultural Influences on Human Social Life (2018), OER Student Learning Assessment (2017), #THINK: Critical Thinking about Social Problems (2017), Improving Undergraduate Student Understanding of Social Research through Service Learning (2013), and The Influence of Cultural Capital on Hispanic Student College Graduation Rates (2012). She is currently on the MERLOT Sociology Editorial Board and served as an OER textbook reviewer for the California OER Council (Cool4Ed). She received the West Hills Community College District Innovation Award in 2015 and 2016 for designing tablet courses and OER curriculum and currently serves as the OER Faculty Fellow for the Center for Faculty Excellence at Fresno State.
Child Development Instructor at West Hills Community College (Face-to-face, hybrid, and online teaching) Author (compiled) Child Development Textbook

Extended Abstract

Before the availability of open educational resources (OER), faculty were restricted to commercial publications designed for broad audiences with general theories and concepts across a wide array of topics. Though commercial resources offer relevant information and supplemental materials, they do not always meet the needs and interests of faculty and students. Adopting openly licensed resources offers faculty the freedom to reuse and remix materials that complement their teaching style and instructional approach integrating their discipline expertise and knowledge about their students. In this session, faculty will learn ways to use, apply, and design OER materials.