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.
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.
An introduction to the practice of analyzing data and answering questions using data the way statisticians, data scientists, data journalists, and other researchers would. This project is currently under development.
Empirical Methods in Political Science: An Introduction
An introduction to empirical methods used in political science, including an introduction to political science and political science research methods more generally. This project is currently under development.
CHEMISTRY OF NATURE AND CULTURE: FOOD, FITNESS, AND DRUGS
An introductory textbook that covers the impact of chemistry in everyday life, including the chemical processes involved in cooking, eating, drinking, and metabolism. 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.