The OER Board at UA Cossatot will serve a central support role for all faculty wishing to incorporate OER into a course. After submitting an application and an initial meeting with the Director of Educational Resources, OER applicants will be enrolled in a Blackboard course to learn more about OER. All sections of the course will include the same OER. Additional consultation with OER Board members while developing a course that meets the highest academic quality is required.
After deciding to develop an OER course, the instructor should submit an application to the OER Board. The OER Board will notify the applicant once the application is reviewed. The applicant will review the Blackboard course and meet with the Director of Educational Resources & OER Specialist. During development, additional meetings with OER Board members may be required. Deadlines for application will match those of textbook adoptions.
OER Board Mission Statement: The goal of UA Cossatot’s Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative is to reduce the expense of educational resources for students, while maintaining high academic quality within coursework and to increase faculty participation in a learning environment that encourages innovative global sharing of knowledge.
OER Evaluation Criteria
Clarity, Comprehensibility, and Readability
Content Accuracy and Technical Accuracy
Adaptability and Modularity
CC-BY 3.0 List adapted from CCCOER Review Guidelines: http://collegeopentextbooks.ning.com/page/review-2