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OER Development Application

Open Educational Resources (OER) provide both access to course materials on the first day of classes and cost savings for students. St. Louis Community College is providing an opportunity to apply for support, resources, and compensation to formally develop quality OER materials.

An information session on the OER Application process was held on January 24, 2023. A recording of that meeting is found here for your convenience.  

OER Application Process & Requirements

The development of quality OER materials begins with the creation of a course map. The OER materials course map should explicitly and clearly show the connections between the course learning outcomes, module level objectives, and assessment types. OER development may be requested for courses in various stages of development and may include:

Proposed courses with no Course of Record (COR) content will be evaluated for COR and OER joint development; if determined to be a good candidate for COR course development, the development will follow COR practices, otherwise, the OER development process will be followed.

Proposed courses with Course of Record (COR) content that do not currently have OER integrated will be evaluated to determine if the course should be redeveloped or if the existing course map may be used for the OER development process.

Proposed courses with existing Course of Record (COR) content that has OER incorporated will be reviewed to determine if additional or expanded OER development would benefit students. The existing COR course map will be used for any further OER development until the COR course is slated for a full redevelopment process at which time the COR and OER will be evaluated and redeveloped in tandem.

OER development can include one of the four following choices:

  • Curating existing text and ancillary materials – no customization
  • Curating existing text and ancillary materials – with customization
  • Curating existing text and creating ancillary materials
  • Creating text and ancillary materials

Ancillary materials may include items such as PowerPoint slides, relevant multimedia, and interactive learning activities, as well as exam and quiz question banks and choices for discussion prompts. The type of ancillary materials to be curated and/or created should be included in the application narrative.

In the case of COR and OER combined developments, the COR Online Lead Faculty will play a lead role in the re-development or development of the course content to ensure alignment between outcomes, module objectives, activities, and assessments. The COR approved course map must be used for the OER development project. 

OER materials shall be created following Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG2) standards, and OER materials that are developed or expanded under this process must be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

A completed OER development will include...

  • Reference document for all items created/curated
  • Compilation of materials in our OER resource area
  • Sustainability plan
  • Assessment plan

Once OER materials are fully developed, the development team will make a presentation to the district emphasizing the development process, and connections between the OER materials and course learning objectives, student interaction/engagement, student equity, innovations, and overall impact to teaching and learning.

Applications will be evaluated by several metrics including impact to students. (See Rubric)

Timeline First Application Cycle:

  • January: application period opens
  • February: applications submitted for review
  • March: applications reviewed, and approved developments posted
  • April: development teams for approved applications solidified
  • April: departments notified of appropriate release time for development semester(s)
  • August: OER development teams begin work holding their first meeting during fall service week.

Timeline Second Application Cycle:

  • August: application period opens (if funding available)
  • September: applications submitted for review
  • October: applications reviewed, and approved developments posted
  • November: development teams for approved applications solidified
  • November: departments notified of appropriate release time for development semester(s)
  • January: OER development teams begin work holding their first meeting during spring service week

Type of Development

Compensation Per Team

Curating Text and ancillary materials - no customization 1 credit hour
Curating Text and ancillary materials- customization 2 credit hours
Curating existing text and creating ancillary materials; 3 credit hours
Creating text and ancillary materials 6 credit hours

 

Compensation is based on the type of OER development and is awarded per team. Team members will divide the workload appropriately and determine the division of the credit hours awarded between the team members based on assigned responsibilities.

Teams must inform the OER application review team lead of the division of credit hours within four weeks of being notified that the development has been approved.

COR developments that are combined with OER work will continue to be compensated at the COR rate with OER compensation awarded as additional payment for work rendered.

If OER development is part of a sabbatical proposal it is understood that the development of the OER content follows the compensation listed for OER development and rationale for the remaining credit hours associated with the sabbatical period would be required.

To apply to participate in a formal OER development process complete the OER Development Application.

Before beginning the application please note that you will need the following information:

  • Team member names and STLCC emails
  • Team lead
  • Type of development
  • Course information (semesters offered, average number of students, current cost of materials, etc.)
  • Expected adoption rate for the OER materials
  • Expected impact to students
  • Teaching and learning impact
  • Timeline for development
  • First semester of expected use
  • Sustainability plan

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