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Can You Scale Up OER? Of Course You Can.
By Mark Christensen

Scale OER

You’re on the cutting edge, and you see the benefits of open educational resources (OERs) in a few courses at your institution, but it’s not enough. You think it’s time to take it to the next level and offer more students an affordable course materials option with an improved learning experience.

But you ask, how do you scale up OER?

To help, we reached out to Jeremy Anderson, Deputy Chief of Academic and Administrative Technology at The American Woman’s College at Bay Path University to participate in our webinar “I Know OER, Now How Do I Implement It? The Nitty Gritty of OER Implementation.”

Jeremy and his team made the successful pivot from the old textbook paradigm. They knew that OERs would be a key factor, and so they turned to CURATE by Ed MapTM, which is our consultative course material service.

Working together, Ed Map’s curation team and Bay Path built a strong partnership, bringing a skillset to The American Woman’s College team that improved the management and curation of their material. According to Jeremy, his team was able take their OER material and “leverage it across many course design projects to be as efficient as possible.”

Watch the video below; it’s a segment from the webinar that focuses specifically on scaling up OERs. Learn from Jeremy’s expertise as he shares how to decrease the hours spent on curating, leverage internal and external stakeholders, and break the process down into a workflow that achieves your goal.



Want more?

Listen to the complete webinar here. And make sure to read our blog story How Do You Know You Have Quality OER? and discover how to offer students up-to-date course materials on or before the start of class.


Mark Christensen

Mark Christensen
Senior Director of Marketing

Mark Christensen has worked in K–12 and higher education in various roles throughout his career from teacher to administrator to ed-tech marketing communications. He currently works with Ed Map, helping institutions navigate today’s dynamic and changing content landscape. He holds his MBA in Marketing from Rivier University and his Ed.D. in Curriculum & Technology from Plymouth State University/Argosy.

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