A Tour of Texas Learn OER: Ensuring Equity Through Collaboration




Sebesta, Judith

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Join me for a quick (virtual) tour of Texas Learn OER, an award-winning set of ten peer-reviewed, openly licensed, self-paced modules for faculty, staff, and administrators. My organization, the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas, worked with Carrie Gits, Associate Professor, Head Librarian, and Library Services OER Team Leader at Austin Community College, to adapt for a wider audience modules she created for ACC as a part of her capstone project for the 2018-19 SPARC Open Education Leadership Program. Texas Learn OER includes information on understanding OER; equitable Open Education practices; open licensing, including Creative Commons; finding and evaluating OER; accessibility; adapting, creating, and sharing OER; and OER policy and practice in Texas. Anyone completing the final assessment with an 80% or higher can earn a certificate of completion for free. Additionally, because it is licensed CC-BY, Texas Learn OER can be adapted for any local context -- including TWU!