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Faculty creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources (OER) can be used to enrich every aspect of the professor-student teaching relationship. Adding to the body of OER available allows faculty to rethink every aspect of what they teach and refine how they present that information. Having the ability to edit and adapt existing OER provides faculty with the benefits of collaboration, but without the scheduling concerns that often plague collaborative efforts. OER creation can be as simple as licensing handouts and presentation slides for sharing, or as involved as redesigning an entire course. Putting one’s own stamp on OER gives faculty access to materials that are designed to meet course learning objectives and make them less chained to the module structure of a particular commercial textbook.


This work was originally presented as part of "A New Pedagogy: Open Education and You" at New York Medical College.

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