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Chapter Authors

What Are We Looking For?

Contributors for each of the resource's chapters - experience with course markings is not required


We’re seeking groups of three or more contributors each to collaboratively develop chapters that analyze key considerations relevant to OER course markings. Topics slated for exploration are listed on the project’s outline tab, though contributors are invited to propose additional chapter topics. Contributors interested in individually authoring a chapter are also encouraged to submit proposals. Experience implementing course markings is not required.

If you are interested in serving as a section leader for one of the book’s chapters, please note this in your proposal. Section leaders will oversee small project teams of contributors to author and integrate content. They will work closely with the editors to understand and communicate project needs, meet deadlines, and respond to feedback.

Length Requirements: Though there is no minimum or maximum page requirement, we anticipate chapters will range between 2,000 - 5,000 words.

Time Commitment


Target Completion Date

31 Oct 2018


  • None yet.


Michelle Reed


Abbey Elder


Jennifer Raye



  1. I would like to participate in this phase of the project.

  2. Hi Pat. Thanks for your interest in this project! Please let us know which of the content areas you’d like to contribute to— or feel free to propose your own. Please also take a moment to introduce yourself on the Introductions Discussion Board: https://projects.rebus.community/resource/rs33WnkWB9Td6TEhEgWKxJ/introductions Thanks again! Michelle

  3. Hi,

    My name is Jennifer Raye and I am the Scholarly Communications Librarian for Butler University and I am very interested in being a contributor for the state legislation portion of a chapter. Before this position, I was a Law Librarian and I am very interested in the state policy side of OER production. Please let me know how I can help!

  4. Hello, Michelle et al,

    I’d love to contribute to the Communication and Branding chapter. While I don’t think I could serve as the section leader, I would like to contribute my experience with messaging for OER on campus. Since my university is currently looking at ways to communicate our interest in branding courses that use OER, this is a topic that is very near the front of my mind, and it would be great to participate in the conversation.

  5. Hello Jennifer and Abbey. Thanks for your interest in contributing to this project and for introducing yourself on the discussion board. We are delighted to welcome you to the team! One of the editors will get in touch with you as soon as we have a section leader in place for the chapters you’ve volunteered to assist with. In the meantime, please get in touch on the Questions discussion board if you have any questions about project participation. Thanks again— we look forward to working with you!

  6. Hi Michelle, I’d love to join the group on this project. I’m interested in serving as lead to the stakeholders chapter or as a contributor to the communication or stakeholders chapters. We tried to get the designation at our university last year, but it failed in Faculty Senate. This experience has shown me how important it is to communicate effectively to our stakeholders. I’ve been thinking about these issues for the last few months and I’d love to contribute to those chapters. Thank you!

  7. Hello Jeanne. Welcome to the team! We are delighted that you’re willing to share your experiences with course designations for this project. I’ve added you to the contributor list as lead for the stakeholder section and a contributor to the communication chapter. If you decide you only want to work on one of those chapters, please let me know. However, we’d love to have you as a member of both teams; it would be very helpful to have some overlap, considering how intertwined the topics are. Please also take a moment to introduce yourself on the discussion board. One of the editors will follow-up closer to the close of the call for proposals with additional details. Many thanks for your interest!

  8. Hi everyone! My name is Jessica Dai and I would like to work on the proposed Impact section. Though I don’t have any experience with course marking, I am intrigued to learn more. I’ve been catching up by watching webinars, reading, etc. What I’ve noticed in some of my preliminary information gathering is that OER course marking can make a huge impact on students’ wallets for specific courses (which we might expect), but also on a much larger scale in terms of Z degrees and how different departments work together. I am excited to learn more about the impact of OER course marking and its potential to revolutionize the ways in which students access higher education. I am open to serving as lead, but happy to contribute in any way!