Faculty can use the table below to see which Pitt areas are available to help with questions you may have throughout the OER development process.
|Stage||Example Questions||Teaching Center||ULS||Bookstore|
|Introduction||What is an OER?
Why would I want to use or make one?
|Funding||Where can I apply for funding to make / adopt OER?
How can I improve my OER-related project proposal?
|Discovery||What OER or free resources exist in my subject area?||X||X|
|Identification||Is this thing actually an OER?
If not, is it still free for students to access?
|Licensing||What is a Creative Commons license?
How may I use, change, and share this OER?
How may others use, change, and share my OER?
|Evaluation||How do I evaluate whether an educational resource is likely to be effective for my learning objectives?||X|
|Creation||How do I create an effective educational resource?
How do I modify an existing educational resource to be more effective?
|Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion||How do I make an educational resource on any topic more diverse, equitable, and inclusive?||X||X|
|Course Integration||How do I effectively integrate an educational resource into my course?||X|
|Sharing||How can I make my existing resource into an OER?
Where/how can I publish/share the OER I have created?
|Communication||How do I make my students or prospective students aware that my course uses OERs?||X|
|Assessment of Learning||How do I assess whether an educational resource is effective in supporting my students' learning?
How do I apply this knowledge to improving the educational resource?