Incorporating Open Education Resources into Your Class
Open Education Resources (OER) is an alternate delivery method that considers diverse learner needs. One reason for its adoption is the cost of textbooks – a cost students indicate they can no longer tolerate. Often employed in the field of education, its use is less frequently reported in nursing. While faculty may be keen to embrace OERs, they may be less familiar with what constitutes OERs, their benefits, or their impact on student outcomes. This interactive session is designed to increase participant understanding of OERs, provide helpful resources for accessing and developing OERs, and to share current research on the use of OERs.
Following this session, participants will be able to:
- Explain what constitutes OERs
- Distinguish between faculty and student perspectives about OERs
- Describe the impact of OERs on student learning outcomes.