Remixing OER for Customized Courses and Student Impact
Concurrent Session 4
Join Instructional Designer Stephanie Korslund and Scholarly Communications Librarian Crissy Ross for a session about revising open education resources (OER) to customize your courses. We will discuss copyright, licensing, fair use, and ethically creating custom resources that impact students by removing access barriers and contribute to student success.
Overnight, the Covid19 pandemic turned college campuses into virtual learning spaces and many faculty scrambled to connect their students to resources they traditionally had physical access to. While this experience continues to prove stressful for faculty and students today, it has renewed interest in the ideas of open education, including open education resources.
Open Education Resources (OER) are resources that remove access barriers for all, including financial and disability barriers. OER provide faculty unique opportunity to customize their course content while simultaneously prioritizing the diversification of course content. A growing body of evidence supports research that OER contribute directly to student retention rates and sense of belonging through early resource access and inclusive and diverse representation in scholarly content.
Please join Instructional Designer Stephanie Korslund and Scholarly Communications Librarian Crissy Ross for a discussion about customizing your course content through OER selection and revision. Our session will focus on OER adaptation through the lens of copyright, licensing and fair use and how OER course re-design impacts student learning.