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Reflective Practice Large Group Meeting Resources, 2019 -2020

Program Description

Textbook costs are soaring, and more and more college students are unable to afford them. Open Educational Resources (OER) have the potential to substantially lower the cost of education, give faculty more control over their instructional materials, and promote student success. In this session, a faculty member who implemented OER in her courses, a faculty librarian expert in OER sources, and an instructional design specialist introduced participants to the nature of OER materials, how to locate high quality OER materials, and how and why IUP faculty are using them.   

Books and Workbooks

  • Herb, U., & Schöpfel, J. (2018). Open divide : Critical studies on open access. eBook 
  • Shank, J. (2014). Interactive open educational resources : A guide to finding, choosing, and using what's out there to transform college teaching.  Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series. eBook 
  • Walz, A., Jensen, K.,  (2016). Affordable course content and open educational resources (SPEC kit; 351). Association of Research Libraries eBook 
  • OER Starter  Kit Workbook

Articles from IUP Library Collections

Sources of Open Access Textbooks

  • Merlot. This repository is one of the biggest and more famous places to find and share teaching resources. 
  • OpenStax College. Rice Connexions is providing peer reviewed, quality open textbooks with interactive components. There are some amazing textbooks available here, with more in production.    
  • OASIS. A large user friendly OER search engine that allows for users to search by subject or by course material type (e.g. textbooks, simulations, audio). 
  • Finding Open Educational Resources  
  • Open Educational Resources. IUP LibGuide

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