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The State University of New York at FredoniaReed Library

Open Educational Resources (OER) Toolkit: Course Redesign Incentive

Fredonia’s Open Education Resources (OER) Initiative:

Fredonia is pleased to participate in the SUNY Open Education Resources initiative. Using OER in the classroom is one strategy for providing students with access to high-quality and affordable educational content. OER are any resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research. These resources can include textbooks, course readings, and other learning content, such as simulations, games, quizzes, and assessment tools.

In addition to the affordability of OER, they provide enhanced accessibility for vision-impaired students. They also offer a far greater degree of flexibility and customizability to the instructor, allowing for revision of the original text and/or combination of multiple OER.

OER Course Design Process

Step 1: Receive support from a librarian in Reed Library to identify OER materials for your course.
Register for an OER Discovery Lab, or schedule an individual appointment.

Step 2: Apply for the OER course redesign incentive.

Step 3: Receive one-on-one support from an OER course design expert.
Once your application has been accepted, the instructional design support team will set up time(s) to provide you with one-on-one course design support.

Step 4: Submit your revised syllabus.
Submit a revised syllabus that includes a course schedule outlining all OER readings, assignments and course materials by June 15, 2020 to the OER Review Committee.

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