Peer Reviewed Article
OER, inequality, equity, inclusion, textbook affordability
There is no better time than now fort sociologists to adopt open educational resources (OER), and sociology as a discipline is well positioned to lead. Adopting OER takes seriously the well-documented financial challenges faced by many students, supports classroom and campus goals of equity and inclusion, and allows for increased instructor flexibility. However, OER are not without their difficulties and limitations. This conversation article suggests four ways for instructors to begin or advance their utilization of OER. Ask your librarian, start with an open textbook, join the existing OER conversation, and incorporate OER within one's broader commitment to inclusive and empathetic pedagogy.
Francis, Robert D.; Hill, Carleigh E.; and Overmeier, Jenise
"The Opportunity of Now: Adopting Open Educational Resources in the Sociology Classroom and Beyond" Whitworth University (2023). Sociology Faculty Scholarship.