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The OER Starter Kit - Simple Book Publishing

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This starter kit has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education. While some of the content included in the handbook is Iowa State University-specific, these examples are few and I have tried to make the text as generalizable as possible. I welcome any comments for potential edits and additions to the text and will add an errata/tracking changes page to the front matter in the future. I especially welcome comments on my Diversity and Inclusion chapter, since I am not the most well-versed on that topic. If you would like to adapt the text for use at your institution, please let me know so I can add links to your adaptations in the future. If you are interested in working with me on a second edition in the future, feel free to reach out! I'd love to make a more advanced version with additional sections for OER program managers and librarians. The OER Starter Kit was originally adapted from the ABOER Starter Kit, but blossomed into a much larger project over the past few months. It includes content from Billy Meinke's excellent UH OER Training manual, SUNY's wonderful OER Community Courses, and others, all of which can be found on the kit's Attribution page and on the footnotes of their corresponding chapters.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Abbey Elder

VR Labs: A Guide for Instructors to use HoloLAB Champions

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This document is an instructor-facing guide for the use of HoloLAB Champions as a VR Lab supplement for chemistry 151 or 152.  HoloLab Champions, on its own, cannot accomplish the course-level learning outcome for CHM 151 or 152 laboratories.  What it can do, is help students develop the skills that are required to conduct experiments in the physical laboratory that fully satisfy the course-level student learning objectives.  In relation to the above example, a student may gain confidence in their ability to correctly read a meniscus by playing HoloLab Champions, that ability will help them progress to being able to achieve the learning outcomes as related to making real measurements.  For each Mini-lab and Final-lab described below I will identify a module-level objective related to the laboratory skills students need to succeed in CHM 151 and 152 – achievement of these activity-level objectives will help students progress toward the course-level learning objectives.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Elizabeth Simpson