Open SUNY Affordable Learning Solutions was announced in October of 2014. Since that announcement, I’ve been watching and listening to what SUNY campus staff are doing and saying about OERs and attempting to add content to the site that might assist campus OER initiatives. I’ve been listening to the University at Buffalo OER Group, the TC3 pioneers, and enthusiastic supporters of OER such as Mark McBride, Library Director at Monroe Community College. I am hoping to gain more guidance and feedback through this blog and the other communication channels available in the SUNY Learning Commons.
I’ll start by sharing some of useful content on Open SUNY Affordable Learning Solutions:
- Instructions for locating open textbooks and evaluating OERs, as well as great slide stack from SPARC about library roles in OER: http://opensunyals.org/libraryresources.html
- TC3’s OER Playbook and an open course, Introduction to OERs: http://opensunyals.org/learnmore.html
- OER advocacy materials and SUNY Faculty Senate and Student Assembly resolutions on textbook affordability and OERs: http://opensunyals.org/whatis.html
There is a LOT more content on http://opensunyals.org, but I thought these links were a good place for you start.
Your comments and feedback aren’t just welcome, they are INVALUABLE.
Laura K. Murray, Open SUNY ALS Coordinator