Presentation Type

Panel Discussion

Program Description

In April 2018, the UC Berkeley Library launched a campus-wide OER publishing platform to provide faculty, staff, and students with a simple and centralized portal for creating and finding OERs and other online works. Originating out of a multi-pronged approach to support and encourage course content affordability measures on campus, the publishing platform came about to address a specific need: while the Library had been incentivizing OER use through grants to faculty, we realized that we lacked an easy way to help people create them. In this presentation, I will share details and insights from our process so that other universities working on affordability initiatives can come away with ideas and tips for implementing a campus site of their own.

I present a simple 5-step framework for implementation that can be adapted to each institution’s specific context:

Step 1: Platform selection and licensing

Step 2: Creation of user policies and terms of service

Step 3: Website development

Step 4: Outreach and training

Step 5: Platform maintenance and analytics

Start Date

20-7-2018 11:20 AM

End Date

20-7-2018 11:50 AM

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/26312

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Jul 20th, 11:20 AM Jul 20th, 11:50 AM

Implementing a Campus-Wide OER Publishing Platform at UC Berkeley

In April 2018, the UC Berkeley Library launched a campus-wide OER publishing platform to provide faculty, staff, and students with a simple and centralized portal for creating and finding OERs and other online works. Originating out of a multi-pronged approach to support and encourage course content affordability measures on campus, the publishing platform came about to address a specific need: while the Library had been incentivizing OER use through grants to faculty, we realized that we lacked an easy way to help people create them. In this presentation, I will share details and insights from our process so that other universities working on affordability initiatives can come away with ideas and tips for implementing a campus site of their own.

I present a simple 5-step framework for implementation that can be adapted to each institution’s specific context:

Step 1: Platform selection and licensing

Step 2: Creation of user policies and terms of service

Step 3: Website development

Step 4: Outreach and training

Step 5: Platform maintenance and analytics