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Open Education and Open Pedagogy

Open Educational Resources (OER) are course materials that are free for students and that come with permissions allowing for remixing, revising and adapting. Open Pedagogy is the practice of engaging with students as creators of information rather than simply consumers of it.

 

 


What support is available for Open Education and Open Pedagogy?

  • One on one consultations on:
    • Finding free, openly licensed course materials for use in your class
    • Replacing textbooks with Open Educational Resources in your class
    • Authoring openly licensed course materials and textbooks
    • Using UW Libraries Pressbooks to create OER
    • Creative Commons Licenses for OER
    • Student rights and responsibilities with openly scholarship
    • Improving the accessibility of your OER

 

  • Group consultations and departmental workshops* on:
    • Finding Open Textbooks and OER in your subject area/department
    • Using Pressbooks to create course materials
    • Adding interactive elements to your Pressbooks book using H5P and Hypothesis

 

Contact Lauren Ray, Open Education Librarian

 


Workshops

Pressbooks hosts two monthly online webinars that are open to all users on hosted PressbooksEDU networks (including UW)

 

Getting started with PressbooksEDU Webinar:

This training session is open to all users of hosted PressbooksEDU networks (including the University of Washington) and is designed for users who are new to Pressbooks. Attendees will learn how to get started with Pressbooks, from creating a new book to publishing and exporting offline versions of the text.

More Information: networkmanagerguide.pressbooks.com

 

Advanced PressbooksEDU Webinar:

This training session is open to all users on hosted PressbooksEDU networks (including the University of Washington) and is designed for users who have some familiarity with Pressbooks and are ready to engage in more complex activities, like adding interactive elements or integrating Pressbooks with supported third-party tools.

More Information: networkmanagerguide.pressbooks.com

 


Resources

 


Tools

Find OER:

 

Create and Adapt OER:

  • UW Libraries Pressbooks is easy-to-use book writing software that can be used to create custom course materials and open textbooks that save students money. With Pressbooks, you can easily author and publish textbooks, monographs, teaching materials, course modules. You can apply an open license to your published work, and export books in multiple digital and print formats.
  • Manifold: Share your research openly or build a critical edition or digital book with your class using Manifold, a digital book publishing software. Manifold can also be used to gather feedback on drafts of a text through annotations or can allow you to share conference proceedings with broad audiences.