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Hypothetical - Conversion Checklist for Implementation of Gale Unlimited or OER
1 - LEARN about OER and 5R Resources, pick your OER contact person.
Free textbooks or other resources for students. Faculty hours needed for conversion is higher. Either pay faculty to do value added, or pay vendor.
2 - LEARN ABOUT Gale Unlimited textbooks (do any of them fit) $119 per semester per student
Cheaper than most textbooks if more than one class uses Gale textbook. Less faculty hours needed for conversion. Either pay faculty to do value added, or pay vendor.
3 - INITIATE PROCESS (Initiation form, lets us know you are interested and who you want for your Gale or OER contact)
5 - REQUEST- Librarian will collect and curate collection of e-books, videos, articles, links, etc. by concept upon request
6 - REVIEW Librarian resources collected by concept (view tailored Library Guide)
7 - COMMUNICATE with department to discuss how widespread the Gale or OER conversion will be. Individual pilot, or department wide.
8 - ADOPT either Gale or OER textbook - or module format for for pilot or dept wide conversion, (Link to adoption form for Department chair)
9 - COMBINE library resource collection, Gale or OER resources, and your own resources
10- CREATE weekly modules to organize course content (CIE or Librarian will help with putting materials into Blackboard)
Get feedback from students throughout the course
Adjust, edit, and general ongoing continuous improvement
Please feel free to talk to your conversion contact about what you need.
Ideally a Consortium of WTCS will host public depository on OER Commons that will be the place WTCS authors deposit their class anthologies of OER materials. It is essential that Authors attach Attributions to each Unit they borrow. Unit may be full textbook, chapter, module, or section of an OER object.
- The Deposited Anthology would be what students in a class would be able to access, during and after their class.
- Researchers would be able to cite the C.O.W depository anthology title, version, and module or chapter, used in a course or presentation.
Figure 1) COW Repository would hold OER anthologies from WTCS Authors