September 17, 2011 - Open Access Materials Overview
Brief overview of Open Access Materials as a source of materials for instructors to consider in face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online courses.
What are Open Materials?
Open Access Materials are free, high-quality course materials used in on-campus,
hybrid and online courses. The goal is for faculty to create and offer freely
accessible online materials without
expectation of payment - which students can use cheaply or free and other faculty
can use free to build on their own needs.
Instructors have greater control over the specific order, examples, and exercises to build the curriculum around.
Schools do not have to order then return unpurchased or used text materials.
They are flexible and customizable - choose specific lesson plans, specific chapters, and even combine resources from different sources to make up a curriculum that meets the needs of your students, accreditation, and evaluation.
They allow collaboration for faculty, through shared templates, lesson plans, etc.
Assessment through Open Access Materials
LMS systems can help faculty build as-needed assessments (quizzes, assignments, portfolios, collaborative wikis, forum, uploads).
LMS systems also offer Assessment interoperability: IMS Content Packaging, SCORM, AICC (CBT), LAMS.
Open Access teaching allows instructors to share templates and models for evaluations and expectations.
L.J. Bothell Example
Get to know the basic Open Access Materials use in L.J. Bothell's classes: