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Plays:

Making the Case for OER

Use the plays below to build a network of supporters who will advocate for the change you want to make.

OER INITIATIVE WEBSITE

Use this play to: Create a website to let your campus community (and the world) know about your OER initiative and the impact you’re making with OER. [...]

HONE YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH

Use this play to: Develop and practice your elevator pitch for OER: a succinct, persuasive sales pitch that lasts roughly the length of an elevator rode. [...]

ORGANIZE AN OER SUMMIT*

Use this play to: Organize a local, regional, or statewide event as a "summit" for OER veterans and newcomers to learn from each other, share experiences, and [...]

DFW ANALYSIS*

Use this play to: Find opportunities to increase your impact by identifying courses with the combination of high enrollments, high DFW rates (Drop-Fail-Withdrawal), and high textbook costs. [...]

STUDENT PANEL*

Use this play to: Invite a panel of students who have used OER to speak publicly about how using open educational resources makes a difference for them [...]

A SANDBOX OF YOUR OWN*

Use this play to: Set up a “sandbox” course to give faculty members the opportunity to see, explore, and evaluate an OER course in their own discipline [...]

FACULTY PANEL*

Use this play to: Invite a faculty panel to present at a local conference, professional development day, OER event and/or a regional/national conference. Note: Asterisk denotes [...]

OER ADOPTION MATURITY MODEL

Use this play to: Structure your OER program in ways that provide opportunities to clarify planning and communications to a variety of stakeholders. This following model can [...]

ENGAGE STUDENT LEADERSHIP

Use this play to: Cultivate relationships with student leaders to help raise awareness about textbook affordability and advocate for broader use of OER. See More [...]

OER COMMITTEE

Use this play to: Create and sustain a cross-functional OER steering committee.     See More Plays Back to Playbook Home Ask a [...]

Questions we’re answering:

  • Why should faculty members care about OER with all of the other initiatives competing for their time and focus?
  • Why should administration and leadership care about OER?
  • Who are the important players who need to understand and support a successful initiative?
  • How do we start conversations and build support?

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