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About This Book
Marking Open and Affordable Courses: Best Practices and Case Studies is intended to serve as a practical guide for institutions navigating the uncharted waters of tagging course material as open educational resources (OER) or under a “low cost” threshold by summarizing relevant state legislation, providing tips for working with stakeholders, and analyzing technological and process considerations.
The book is divided into two main sections. The first section provides high-level analysis of the technology, legislation, and cultural change needed to operationalize course markings. This section is organized with readers’ process in mind, moving from government mandates and preliminary information gathering to understanding technical requirements and then communicating markings to key constituents and collecting data to demonstrate impact. The second section presents tangible case studies for those interested in how others have implemented course markings. The first section of the book draws heavily on these case studies, providing real-life examples when concepts and strategies are discussed.
- Michelle Reed
- Sarah Hare, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Indiana University
- Jessica Kirschner, Open Educational Resources Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Michelle Reed, Director of Open Educational Resources, University of Texas at Arlington