About this Project
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Marking Open & Affordable Courses: Best Practices and Case Studies will expand the “Texas Toolkit for OER Course Markings” (a SPARC-affiliated project) to help higher education institutions across the country implement course marking for open and affordable educational resources. This practical guide will provide case studies, summarize relevant state legislation, provide tips for working with stakeholders, and analyze technological and process considerations.
The book will consist of two main sections. The first will provide high-level analysis of the technology, legislation, and cultural change needed to operationalize course markings. The second will present tangible case stuhttps://www1.rebus.community/#/project/aaf2b81c-678f-4074-a4b3-62831d145ae4dies for those interested in how others have implemented course markings.
Please note that new members will not be added to this project until they have introduced themselves and expressed interest in participating in a specific portion of the project in the activities section. See the Call for Proposals below for additional information about joining the project team.
The resource resulting from this project will be published under a CC BY 4.0 license by Mavs Open Press using Pressbooks. The book will also be available for purchase in print. All contributing authors, editors, and reviewers will be credited in the book’s acknowledgments and metadata. Additional attribution will accompany individual chapters or sections, as appropriate. Contributors will also be featured in promotional materials.
Below is a current outline/table of contents for this project.
To be written by co-editors.
Seeking writers to contribute summaries of OER course marking legislation representing Oregon, Washington, and California. Updates from states with unsuccessful or pending policies are also welcome.
Seeking writers to contribute one-page stakeholder stories written in first person from the following stakeholder groups: administration, libraries, faculty, registrars, campus stores, students, and advisors (see activity section for more). Also need talking points about working with each stakeholder group. Summaries, including strengths and concerns, of other stakeholder groups also welcome.
Seeking contributors to compile a list of student information systems used to support registration and course markings (e.g., Banner, Jenzabar); need summaries of each with assessment of strengths and challenges for modifications/customization. Also seeking examples and illustrations of relevant workflows and policies.
Seeking summaries of common communication and branding strategies related to OER/affordable course markings.
Seeking writers to contribute 3-4 page case studies from institutions that have implemented OER or affordable course markings (see activity section for more).
Seeking writers to assess the literature and present a summary of the impact of course marking initiatives.
Seeking lead for curation of relevant resources. All authors will be asked to contribute to the bibliography.