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Appendix: Approaching OER Efficacy with Equity in Mind Activity

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    Note: The following questions are the same questions listed in Activity 1 in Opportunities for OER Efficacy.

    Illustration of a rising sun and a blue sky with white clouds behind two green hills. There is a winding road leading from the foreground into the hills in the background. To the right of the green hills is a winding blue river running parallel with the road.
    Activity 1: Approaching OER Efficacy with Equity in Mind


    • What is the purpose of your OER initiative?
    • What purpose does collecting data and measuring the effectiveness of OER serve for your unique context? (Are you reporting this back to your institution or funder? Are you using this data to encourage more OER usage?)


    • What is the story you are trying to tell? How might you take a humanized approach to telling this story?
    • Who is your audience for this story? (Are you presenting this to various audiences? If so, how might your narrative change depending on the audience?)


    • What will you be looking for when looking at this data? What can you look at in addition to cost savings?
    • Who will be involved in examining and reporting the efficacy of OER? What are some ways that you include a richer array of voices?


    • How can you bring back lessons learned from these findings into departmental and institutional conversations? Can these findings be used to support communities outside of the classroom/institution?
    • What does the horizon of OER impact look like for you?

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