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SI 521 - Special Topics: Open Educational Resources and the University of Michigan

This course introduces students to the ideas and practices surrounding teaching, learning and research at a world class research university like the University of Michigan, and the emerging role in these practices of Open Educational Resources, including open content such as opencourseware, open access initiatives, open publishing of research and learning materials as found in open journals, databases and e-prints, open textbooks, related open software efforts such as open learning systems, and emerging open teaching experiments. The course will ground the students in how teaching, learning and research is done at the university level, and then survey relevant OER efforts, looking at their history, development, potential futures, and the underlying motivations for their progressive adoption by various members of the community of scholars. more...

This course uses an open textbook Open Educational Resources at the University of Michigan. The articles in the open textbook (wikibook) were written by the School of Information Graduate students in the class.

Instructor: Joseph Hardin

Course Level: Graduate

Course Structure: Three hour class - once a week

Student Authors: Mark Fleszar, Kim Hoff, Beth Ziobro, Mike Kargela, Tom Hayden, Elaine Engstrom, Katherine Marshall, Scott Berkley, Bobby Glushko, Travis August, Bryan Birchmeier, Samantha Bigger, Josh Ohlendorf, Eric Hansen, Heather Alderfer, Jessica Thudium, Lisa Bankey, Ashleigh Donaldson, Kathleen Ludewig,  and Johmarx Patton


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