All resources in Create OER

Anthropology Mini Lectures: A collective resource for online teaching in the time of COVID19

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This is a collection of mini lectures created by anthropologists and those in conversation with anthropology as supplimental material to assist college and university instructors who were made to shift their courses online because of COVID19.For more information, see here.To contribute, please create an OER author account and send your name and OER registered email to

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment, Lecture, Lesson Plan, Reading, Syllabus, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Zoe Wool

Nutrition Analysis from 48 hour recall

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This is an Anatomy and Physiology lab activity that allows students an opportunity to reflect on their eating patterns and goals from their own data. The image of the nutritional label from

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment

Author: Patrice Parsons

Introduction to Business and Professional Communication

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This text provides the student with an introduction to communication in a business and professional setting with the focus on exploring the common human communication behaviors that are at play in organizations as well as in life. The text is divided into five parts that cover the process of human communication, organizational communication and culture, interpersonal communication, interviewing, communicating in groups and teams, meetings, and building effective presentations.Originally, the development of these materials arose from the desire of the Speech Communication Discipline at El Paso Community College to provide SPCH 1321 students with a cost-effective textbook that was similar in content to the other textbook choices. This textbook is a revision of the initial OER materials and adds new information from a variety of OER sources.  

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Susan Selk

BranchED OER Template

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This template has been created by Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity to facilitate the development of OER as instructional materials for teacher education classes.Within this resource are instructions, templates, and examples for using this template to create your own unit(s) for your own classes. 

Material Type: Module

Author: Aubree Evans

Permissions Guide for Educators

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This guide provides a primer on copyright and use permissions. It is intended to support teachers, librarians, curriculum experts and others in identifying the terms of use for digital resources, so that the resources may be appropriately (and legally) used as part of lessons and instruction. The guide also helps educators and curriculum experts in approaching the task of securing permission to use copyrighted materials in their classrooms, collections, libraries or elsewhere in new ways and with fewer restrictions than fair use potentially offers. The guide was created as part of ISKME's Primary Source Project, and is the result of collaboration with copyright holders, intellectual property experts, and educators.* "Copyright license choice" by is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Material Type: Reading

Author: Mindy Boland

Flipped Through Design: “Flipping the Classroom” Through Instructional Design

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The “Flipped Classroom” model of instruction has generated discussion around the world of education. Numerous articles have been written documenting experiences surrounding this method of teaching. The one piece that has been missing from this discussion is a sound framework to design a “Flipped” course using proven design principles. Instructional Design provides a proven framework to design all types of instruction and these principles can be used to design a “Flipped” course.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Jacon Bane

The Role of School Librarians in OER Curation: A Framework to Guide Practice

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This document is an evidence-based guide that outlines the practical and policy supports needed to enable K-12 school librarians to take on leadership roles around OER, and to support OER curation efforts by librarians and all educators. This guide is based on a study led by ISKME ( in collaboration with Florida State University's School of Information. The study is titled “Exploring OER Curation and the Role of School Librarians". ISKME designs guides and toolkits that help educators navigate and implement new teaching and learning practices. Grounded in research, our evidence-based guides and toolkits help articulate what actually works in real education settings—and are tailored to the unique professional learning needs of our clients and their stakeholders. The study was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (, under grant number LG-86-17-0035-17. The findings and recommendations expressed in this document do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Material Type: Case Study, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: ISKME

OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians

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We intend this book to act as a guide writ large for would-be champions of OER, that anyone—called to action by the example set by our chapter authors—might serve as guides themselves. The following chapters tap into the deep experience of practitioners who represent a meaningful cross section of higher education institutions in North America. It is our hope that the examples and discussions presented by our authors will facilitate connections among practitioners, foster the development of best practices for OER adoption and creation, and more importantly, lay a foundation for novel, educational excellence.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Andrew Wesolek, Anne Langley, Jonathan Lashley

Ontario College Libraries’ OER Toolkit

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The OER Toolkit aims to improve equitable access to open learning resources and services to college students by providing a province-wide academic support platform for faculty to use while designing courses and assignments. The Toolkit is a one-stop guide to open educational resources, providing faculty and library staff with tools and information to understand, engage with, create, and sustain OER in their work and practice. The Toolkit is designed to be used by anyone involved with OER at an academic institution, whether you are part of a team that is collaborating to create OER, a library staff member who is supporting OER development and use, an advocate for OER at your institution, or an instructor seeking to incorporate OER and open pedagogy in the classroom. The primary purpose of this Toolkit is to support faculty and library staff at Ontario colleges; however, it is openly available for use beyond the Ontario college community.

Material Type: Module, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Colleges Libraries Ontario and the Ontario Colleges Library Service in collaboration with ISKME