Whether through AIR's Faculty Grant Program or as one-off projects, instructors at Northwestern from across disciplines use and create OER. See below for a list of in-process projects, as well as stories and resources related to OER use at Northwestern.
Linear algebra: the theory of vector spaces and linear transformations
Written for elementary linear algebra, which covers systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, subspaces, determinants, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and orthogonality.
An introduction to the basic components of standard Swahili, with particular emphasis on the following language skills: culture, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This project is currently under development.
Northwestern Digital Learning Podcast: Open Textbooks
In this episode, Digital Publishing Librarian Chris Diaz guest hosts to share interviews and stories from faculty who participated in the Affordable Instructional Resources (AIR) OER Faculty Grant Program. A full transcript of the episode is available on the Digital Learning website.
How to Create Multilevel, Co-authored OER, or Writing Nice, Free Textbooks with Friends
In this 25 minute video, Jon Emery, Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department, shares his experience of working with the Libraries, students, and colleagues to create a series of openly licensed texts for core MSE courses.
Free, Digital, and Adaptable: Finding and Using OER in your Course
Recorded as part of the Northwestern Practicum for Foundations in Online Teaching, Open Education Librarian Lauren McKeen shares the many benefits of using OER, highlights resources for finding and using OER across disciplines, and explores ideas for engaging students in the knowledge creation process through open pedagogy.