Faculty Showcase — California State University, East Bay


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Amara Miller from California State University, East Bay
eTextbook: A Variety of OERs (Open Educational Resources)

A Variety of OERs (Open Educational Resources)
Amara Miller
California State University, East Bay

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SOC 435: Social Psychology

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“I chose accessible and free materials to fit the various topics covered in the class as well as case studies we look at. Typically each unit has some foundational academic work as well as contemporary cases in the form of news articles or podcasts. ”

Created January 2021

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Elizabeth Zapata from California State University, East Bay
eTextbook: An Introduction to Psychological Statistics by Garett C. Foster, David Lane, David Scott, Mikki Hebl, Rudy Guerra from University of Missouri, St. Louis

Elizabeth Zapata
California State University, East Bay

Campus Course

STAT 310: Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences

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“Financial challenges can be faced by students of all backgrounds. Affordable learning materials are just one way to "level the playing field" so that all students have access to the exact same level of materials for the class.”

Created January 2021

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Jim Thomas from California State University, East Bay
eTextbook: A Variety of OERs (Open Educational Resources)

A Variety of OERs (Open Educational Resources)
Jim Thomas
California State University, East Bay

Campus Course

OTL 681: Creating Digital Media for Online Instruction

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“ My motivation was to lower the net costs of courses to make them accessible to much greater numbers of students. During this process, materials were chosen from a variety of sources such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, Nielsen Norman Group, and the US Government.”

Created January 2021

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Meg Taggart from California State University, East Bay
eTextbook: A Variety of OERs (Open Educational Resources)

A Variety of OERs (Open Educational Resources)
Meg Taggart
California State University, East Bay

Campus Course

OTL 601: Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning

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“Our library has much more available content online, and many more journals. There were no sacrifices to the quality of the course by locating relevant and equivalent, yet often more current substitutes for the former printed materials available.”

Created January 2021

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Jim Thomas from California State University, East Bay
eTextbook: A Variety of OERs (Open Educational Resources)

A Variety of OERs (Open Educational Resources)
Jim Thomas
California State University, East Bay

Campus Course

OTL 682: Designing and Implementing User Interfaces for Online Instruction

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“Most content was designed to be viewed via the web. Much of the academic content is available as accessible PDFs. Students are highly supportive of free materials.”

Created August 2020

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Lacey Garza from California State University, East Bay
eTextbook: A Variety of OERs (Open Educational Resources)

A Variety of OERs (Open Educational Resources)
Lacey Garza
California State University, East Bay

Campus Course

OTL 608: Critical & Contemporary Practice in eLearning Design and Technology

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OER materials help alleviate the financial burdens for students, make higher education inclusive for all, and inspire effective teaching and learning for online and hybrid courses. Most of the required materials are published within the past five years and reflect current research and data with zero cost for students.”

Created August 2020

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Sherry McCarthy from California State University, East Bay
eTextbook: A Variety of OERs (Open Educational Resources)

A Variety of OERs (Open Educational Resources)
Sherry McCarthy
California State University, East Bay

Campus Course

OTL 605: Educational Planning and Development for Online Programs

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“My motivation was to develop an online masters course where no costs for course resources were needed, so that educators could keep current in their field, enhance their teaching skills, or obtain a higher degree at the lowest cost possible.”

Created August 2020

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Cheryl Saelee from California State University, East Bay
eTextbook: A Variety of OERs (Open Educational Resources)

A Variety of OERs (Open Educational Resources)
Cheryl Saelee
California State University, East Bay

Campus Course

OTL 604: Designing Curriculum for Online Instruction

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“By offering affordable learning materials/OER means one less barrier for students. I chose a variety of articles, videos, and education sites to use for my course.”

Created August 2020

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Monica Muñoz from California State University, East Bay
eTextbook: A Variety of OERs (Open Educational Resources)

 A Variety of OERs (Open Educational Resources)
Monica Muñoz
California State University, East Bay

Campus Course

OTL 603: Technology Tools for Online Instruction

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“Graduate courses cost more than undergraduate courses and offering these courses online with no additional cost of materials allows more students access to an advanced degree. ”

Created August 2020