The OER Advocacy Toolkit was created as part of the CAUL Enabling a Modern Curriculum OER Advocacy Project. It was designed as a reference to support academic librarians in advocating for the creation and re-use of open educational resources (OER) at their institution.
The Toolkit contains:
for communicating with and advocating to OER stakeholders such as academics, librarians, teaching and learning committees and university executives.
The Toolkit is structured around the four stages of the OER advocacy process:
Each stage ends with an Evaluation Checkpoint to ensure evaluative processes are embedded in each step of your advocacy practice.
Working your way step-by-step through the Toolkit will help you develop a strategically targeted plan for your OER advocacy, however you can engage with the content in whatever order you choose.
All of the resources included in the Toolkit are collated under the Resources for OER Advocacy tab for ease of access.
The OER Advocacy Toolkit assumes you have a foundational understanding of OER before initiating advocacy activities at your institution.
Should you require more in-depth professional learning, we recommend exploring the CAUL OER Collective Publishing Workflow and participating in the (forthcoming – 2022) CAUL OER Professional Development Program.