Project Goals 2017-2018

OER Development Support Pilot Project Goals and Objectives 2017-2018 

The Adopt! Adapt! Create! Pilot Project supports faculty developing Open Educational Resources (OER).  OERs are defined as teaching and learning materials made freely available on the internet with open licenses permitting users to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute their contents, so that they can be customized to meet curricular and instructional needs and used in place of expensive textbooks without a diminishing quality.  The project scope includes development of processes and guidelines for proposing, evaluating, writing, editing and formatting accessible manuscripts based on best-practices from successful OER programs to enhance the credibility and usefulness of CNM OERs 

Adopt! Adapt! Create! – terms are used to help describe the scope of work and determine compensation for faculty developing OERs: 

  1. Adopt – where an existing open textbook or set of course materials is available for adoption and can be integrated into a CNM course without significant revision or additions.  Faculty redesign the instructional plan to integrate the newly adopted materials, as when adopting and integrating any new textbook into an existing CNM course.    
    1.  Supplementary and ancillary materials not supplied with the textbook may be acquired from other sources and compiled and/or be composed as needed. 
  2.  Adapt – where a single suitable textbook or set of course materials is not available to meet the needs of a course, but all or part(s) of one or more existing texts or sets of OER materials can be adapted, combined, compiled and integrated into a course, as above, with slight to moderate changes to the original content 
    1.  Some editing and/or original writing may be required for successful integration.  
    2. Supplementary and ancillary materials not supplied with the textbook may be acquired from other sources and compiled and/or be composed as needed. 
  3.  Create – where suitable texts or sets of existing materials cannot be readily adapted, combined, compiled and integrated into an existing course, without significant modifications or additions. Faculty may develop a textbook or set of course materials to meet the needs of a course by: 
    1. adapting, combining, synthesizing, or compiling content from multiple sources to create a cohesive text or set of course materials* 
    2. adapting or creating necessary supplemental and ancillary materials required for success of the course instructor and students  
    3. contributing significant original writing as required to introduce, contextualize, and connect original source materials 
    4. developing a master shell that will pair with an already available OER textbook to make it available to DL courses. 
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