Identifying goals for OER adoption and use

by Megan Simmons 1 year, 2 months ago

Articulating your reasons for dedicating people's time and resources to support OER adoption and use is an important place to start. There is not a one-size-fits-all OER goal; institutions are all different, and each institution must consider its unique size, mission, and culture. OER goals can be tied to larger strategic plan goals, such as student recruitment, equitable outcomes in access, retention, and attainment, and/or cost savings. Other important considerations include the needs of student populations and communities, library and instructional design staffing, and resources and budgets. If institutional or system goals are not in place, developing SMART goals can be helpful in narrowing down the focus of an OER Program. SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Refer to pages 10-11 in the OER Playbook for more information. Share your OER goals by replying below.