OER Discovery and Remixing: How to find and create the right blend of OER for your classroom :async:

Amy Song (Pressbooks), Monica Brown (Rebus Foundation)

Adopting OER (open educational resources) is rarely a simple one-for-one switch. It starts with a careful evaluation of existing OER in a number of repositories to find one resource (or a few) that suits your needs. In most cases, adoption usually involves a certain amount of remixing and adaptation. That could mean reordering chapters, embedding media, editing text and images to be responsive to new cultural contexts, or creating a “Frankenbook”—books that are made up of chapters from several open sources.

In this session, Monica Brown (Rebus Community) will take you through the OER discovery and evaluation workflow, and share best practices for remixing content modelled after the Textbook Success Program. Amy Song (Pressbooks) will demonstrate the next phase of this process in the Pressbook Authoring & Editing Platform: cloning content, reorganizing chapters, embedding new media, and making any other updates in order to prepare the OER for your online or face-to-face class.

Participants will be guided through the start-to-finish process of searching for and remixing OER, including how to properly attribute a collection of resources.

Extended abstract: OE_Global_2021_paper_55.pdf 📄

Activity Details

UNESCO OER Action Area: Building capacity
Format: Asynchronous Interactive Activity
Language: English


This activity can be completed at any time during (or after) the conference.

Instructions and materials for the activity will be added below by the authors. They will provide specific details on how to participate and what to share back as a response to the activity.

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