From Kaitlyn Vitez and Cailyn Nagle (USPIRG) | Volume 102 | March 19th, 2020
THE OER DIGEST
Your bi-weekly newsletter for open education updates, opportunities, and reminders
#COVID19: As nearly all institutions of higher education and many K-12 districts shut down in response to the threat of coronavirus, remote work has become the new normal. CCCOER and TechKnowTools have started crowdsourced, comprehensive listings of helpful resources, and New America and EDUCAUSE have published resource roundups. We also want to share some of our favorite links for planning, reading, and supporting our communities:
- Readings to catch up on: Achieving the Dream OER Initiative final report, U.S. PIRG automatic textbook billing report, the Bay View Analytics (formerly Babson) report, SPARC roadmap for action
- Transition to online learning: guides from Canvas, tips from OpenStax, fair use guidelines for higher education from library copyright experts, OER Commons K-12 remote learning hub.
- Toolkits and planning resources: OpenOregon “Getting Started with Open,” SPARC’s Connect OER, U.S. PIRG student organizing toolkit
- Resources for students: University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins study tips for online students, USPIRG blog on how institutions are meeting basic needs