For Pete’s Sake: Creating Customizable OER for Student Success

Description: With the rising popularity and availability of Open Educational Resources, educational institutions have the opportunity to bring highly relevant, customizable, and cost-effective content to its students that also creates a sense of community and connection to the university experience at that institution. Speech communication faculty members at Oklahoma State University will share their multiyear journey into exploring creative possibilities with OER and the ways they provide students with recognizable resources that help better prepare students for assignments, encourage reading completion, and create a stronger university culture/spirit. The faculty will discuss the adoption and review process, editing and creation in Pressbooks, customizing photography, updating the text with customized examples, and creating a culture of school spirit and community.

Facilitators: Sasha Hanrahan, Sarah Hollingsworth, Mary Walker, and Megan Linsenmeyer (Oklahoma State University)