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Open Educational Resources

This guide is designed to assist faculty in the exploration, identification, evaluation, selection, and adoption of Open Educational Resources.
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Professor Seth Rogoff has developed a highly engaging world history textbook entitled, “World History in the Age of the World Wars (1914 - 1945),” using Scalar.

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Explore places to find OERs, get guidance on evaluating OERs, and discover next steps.

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Learn about what you can do with an OER, how OERs could be useful in teaching, and consider open pedagogy.

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OER support at USM

Both the Center for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) and the USM Libraries can assist in integrating OERs into your courses.

Library Support

The library can assist you in finding high-quality OERs for your subject area and specific class topic. As a starting point, explore our Open Education Resource By Subject guide. For a one-on-one consultation, contact your department's librarian liaison.

Center for Technology Enhanced Learning

CTEL learning designers can assist faculty in identifying, creating or remixing, and finally deploying OER resources in their courses. Partner with CTEL to consider the design implications of using an OER, and best practices identified by fellow faculty.