The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted higher education’s instructional models. This disruption is the perfect time to consider re-designing your course and consider using no-cost or low-cost course materials.
Why use these resources? Many of these no-cost and low-cost course materials are digital and can be easily integrated into online or hybrid teaching modalities.
No-cost Course Resources: Open Educational Resources (OER)
- OER empower faculty to customize them so they can easily adopt and adapt them to their pedagogical and course needs. The 5R permissions of OER include
- Retain: Make and own copies
- Reuse: Use in a wide range of ways
- Revise: Adapt, modify, and improve
- Remix: Combine two or more
- Redistribute: Share with others
- OERs can be fully self-contained textbooks, videos, quizzes, learning modules, courseware, and more.
- OER provide immediate, equitable, and perpetual access to course resources.
Low-cost Course Resources
- Logan Library subscribes to thousands of resources (e-books, e-journals, e-magazines) that can be used as course materials. Talk to your library about how you can integrate them into your courses.