Suggested Reading

While this toolkit is designed to provide you with what you will need to start using and creating OER, it is by no means the only resource available. This chapter provides an overview of other guides that can help you on your journey.

OER Handbooks

Aesoph, Lauri M. Adaptation Guide: A Reference to Adapting or Revising an Open Textbook. Victoria, BC: BCCampus, 2016.

Aesoph, Lauri M. Self-publishing Guide: A Reference for Writing and Self-publishing an Open Textbook. Victoria, BC: BCCampus, 2018.

Coolindge, Amanda, Sue Doner, Tara Robertson, and Josie Gray. Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition. Victoria, BC: BCcampus, 2015.

Crump, Matthew J. Open Tools for Writing Open Interactive Textbooks (and more). 2018.

Doner, Sue and Susan Chandler. OER Toolkit for Trades Instructors. Victoria, BC: BCCampus, 2017.

Falldin, Melissa and Karen Lauritsen. Authoring Open Textbooks. Minneapolis, MN: Open Textbook Network, 2017.

Inclusive Design Research Centre. FLOE Inclusive Learning Design Handbook. 2017.

Mays, Elizabeth (Ed.). A guide to making open textbooks with students. Rebus Community, 2017.

Meinke, William. UH OER Training. Manoa, HA: University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2018.

Moist, Shannon. Faculty OER Toolkit. Victoria, BC: BCCampus, 2017.

Munro, Daniel, Jenna Omassi, and Brady Yano. OER Student Toolkit. Victoria, BC: BCcampus, 2016.

Wiley, David (Ed.). An Open Education Reader. 2014.

Wright, Lucas and Krista Lambert. Working Group Guide. Victoria, BC: BCCampus, 2019.

Research & Case Studies

Bodily, Robert, Rob Nyland, and David Wiley. “The RISE Framework: Using Learning Analytics to Automatically Identify Open Educational Resources for Continuous Improvement.” International Review of Research on Distance and Open Learning 18, no. 2 (2017).

Chiorescu, Marcela. “Exploring Open Educational Resources for College Algebra.” The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning 18, no. 4 (2017).

Clinton, Virginia. “Cost, Outcomes, Use, and Perceptions of Open Educational Resources in Psychology: A Narrative Review of the Literature.” Psychology Learning & Teaching 18, no. 1 (2019): 4-20.

Coleman-Prisco, Virginia. “Factors Influencing Faculty Innovation and Adoption of Open Educational Resources in United States Higher Education.” International Journal of Education and Human Developments 3, no. 4 (2017): 1-12.

Grewe, Kim, and W. Preston Davis. “The Impact of Enrollment in an OER Course on Student Learning Outcomes.” The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning18, no. 4 (2017).

Hendricks, Christina, Stefan A. Reinsberg, and Georg W Rieger. “The Adoption of an Open Textbook in a Large Physics Course: An Analysis of Cost, Outcomes, Use, and Perceptions.” The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning 18, no. 4 (2017).

Koh, Adilene. “Teaching with the Internet; or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Google In My Classroom.” Hybrid Pedagogy. August 1, 2015.

Martin, Michael Troy, Olga Maria Belikov, John Hilton III, David Wiley, and Lane Fischer. “An Analysis of Student and Faculty Perceptions of Textbook Costs.” Open Praxis 9, no. 1 (2017): 79-91.

Page, Christina. “Open Education, Justice, and Learning Strategies – What’s the Connection?Open Pedagogy Notebook. August 2, 2018.

Wiley, David. “The Evolving Economics of Educational Materials and Open Educational Resources: Toward Closer Alignment with the Core Values of Education.” Open Content, January 13, 2017.

Wiley, David, Ashley Webb, Sarah Weston, and DeLaina Tonks. “A Preliminary Exploration of the Relationships Between Student-Created OER, Sustainability, and Students Success“. International Review of Research on Distance and Open Learning 18, no. 4 (2017).

This chapter is adapted from Suggested Reading in The OER Starter Kit by Abbey Elder.


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