OER and Students

A colorful whiteboard where students have indicated how much they spent on texts - and their thoughts about it.
Lisa Burgert, CC-BY

Messaging to Students and for Students

Resources for Engaging Students

Student Advocacy Toolkits

The ASCCC OERI Student Impact Toolkit was developed by a team of OER Liaisons and is intended to facilitate the gathering and sharing of student perspectives related to both OER and ZTC. Access OERI Student Impact Toolkit: Measuring Student Impact and Capturing Student Voices in OER/ZTC to learn more.

OER Student Toolkit: A BCcampus Open Education advocacy guide for student leaders – This toolkit explains the benefits of OER and provides guidance on how students can help promote OER adoption.

Open Textbook Alliance – Student Government Toolkit: Making Textbooks Affordable – the Open Textbook Alliance is a nationwide coalition of student government leaders who are working to bring open textbooks to college campuses. This tool kit provides guidance for running a campaign to get your college or university to create an open textbooks program.

Activities and Resolutions

Gathering student impact stories is a great way to engage students – and highlight the value and importance of OER. Student impact stories from the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources features students who have benefited from OER use and ZTC degrees and have participated in student advocacy supporting the progression of OER. [bg_collapse view=”link” color=”#1c8fe2″ icon=”arrow” expand_text=”See more about Activities and Resolutions” collapse_text=” See less about Activities and Resolutions “]

An OER resolution adopted by the student government at College of the Canyons.

Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC) OER-Related Resolutions.

CSU Students and Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) – How to find OER, advocacy ideas, and resolutions. [/bg_collapse]

Student Surveys

Surveys can be a great way to both provide information and gather information. Consider these sample surveys as you explore ways to engage students.

California Open Education Resources Council Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates Student Survey – this survey was conducted in about 2014 when California was embarking on the intersegmental OER effort that lives on in Cool4Ed today.

Butte College Open Textbook Surveys Results – In the Fall Semester of 2016, Butte College conducted a number of surveys to better understand the
needs of students and faculty. Each of four surveys collected data on a different demographic. All referenced surveys are licensed CC-BY.

Allan Hancock College Student Survey – A PDF of a survey of students

Lansing Community College Student Survey – Survey results in Survey Monkey [/bg_collapse]