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Center For Teaching, Learning and Technology Contact

Office Director:

Brenda Frieden

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Donna Jacobs

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Phone: 620-235-4840

332 Hartman Hall Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KS 66762-7503

Open Educational Resources

What are Open Educational Resources?

Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

"OER defined" by The Hewlett Foundation is licensed under a CC BY 3.0 license

Open Pitt - OER at Pittsburg State

Below are events offered by the CTLT and Axe Library to help faculty learn about OER and Open Access materials.

April 2015

Rion Huffman, Assistant Professor in Graphics & Imaging Technologies, led two presentations in April of 2015 in the CTLT. Below are his presentations, both licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY NC license.

October 2015

The CTLT sponsored a Fall Break OER Retreat for faculty on Thursday, October 8 from 10:00-3:00. This was a hands-on retreat with several presentations, lunch and a working session. The schedule was as follows:

10:00-11:00 - "Using Canvas for OER Resources" presented by Susan Dellasega
11:00-12:00 - "OER and Creative Commons" presented by Rion Huffman and Julie Samuels
Noon-12:30 - Lunch (provided)
12:30-1:30 - "Finding OER Resources for Your Course" presented by Deborah White
1:30-3:00 - Remaining time will be spent on selecting and incorporating OER into individual courses

February 2016

On February 11, the CTLT and Axe Library presented an OER Rookie Workshop for faculty which included a series of presentations. These sessions can be viewed below.

March 2016

A second series of workshops, Creating Open and Freely Accessible Resources,was hosted by Axe Library on March 24. These presentations were also captured and can be viewed below.

"Open Education: The Moral, Business, and Policy Case for OER"

Dr. Cable Green, Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons, speaks to Pitt State faculty on February 27, 2015.

Creative Commons License
Open Education: The Moral, Business & Policy Case for OER by Dr. Cable Green is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through fee legal tools.

These free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”

Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.

Most Open Education Resources take advantage of Creative Commons licensing. 

This work, "What is Creative Commons?", is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.Creative Commons License

Pitt State CC Guide

Below is a brochure produced by Rion Huffman, Assistant Professor, Graphics & Imaging and Marisa Windisch, PSU Graphics & Imaging student, discussing the use of Creative Commons (CC) in the classroom.

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CC Brochure

Thanks for the tweet Dr. Green!