The California State University and MERLOT have partnered to showcase how and why faculty have adopted Open Educational Resources (OER) to facilitate equitable access to their students’ course materials. This Faculty Showcase represent Open Educational Practices where faculty are sharing their "know-how" for adopting OER in their courses. This open website exists for a freshman-level course in multimedia projection taught by Deidre Pike, Ph.D. at Humboldt State University. The website resource provides shared resources to tools that prepare today’s students for journalistic storytelling using Wordpress blogs, photography, audio podcasts, audio-visual slideshows, social media and video. The main motivation to adopt an open textbook was to provide an up-to-date, free, sharable resource for students. Students can access the site without a password, use and re-use content and even help peers and others learn the skills useful for any communication career.
For instructors: Incorporate CERs into instructional design
Shoot and edit photos, audio and video for print, televised and online publications.
Demonstrate traditional journalistic skills -- finding a story, interviewing knowledgeable sources, verifying facts, and structuring information into a digestible form.