Plays:

Building Awareness & Enthusiasm

Use the plays below to generate awareness, excitement, and momentum to recognize the impact you’re making.

OER INITIATIVE WEBSITE

Use this play to: Create a website to let your campus community (and the world) know about your OER initiative and the impact you’re making with OER. [...]

HONE YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH

Use this play to: Develop and practice your elevator pitch for OER: a succinct, persuasive sales pitch that lasts roughly the length of an elevator rode. [...]

ORGANIZE AN OER SUMMIT*

Use this play to: Organize a local, regional, or statewide event as a "summit" for OER veterans and newcomers to learn from each other, share experiences, and [...]

STUDENT PANEL*

Use this play to: Invite a panel of students who have used OER to speak publicly about how using open educational resources makes a difference for them [...]

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS*

Use this play to: Seek out opportunities to share your and your faculty’s accomplishments at conferences and professional gatherings. Note: Asterisk denotes this is a proven, [...]

COURSE CATALOG OER TAG*

Use this play to: In your course catalog, tag sections that use OER as low/no cost courses.  Note: Asterisk denotes this is a proven, high-impact play. [...]

A SANDBOX OF YOUR OWN*

Use this play to: Set up a “sandbox” course to give faculty members the opportunity to see, explore, and evaluate an OER course in their own discipline [...]

FACULTY PANEL*

Use this play to: Invite a faculty panel to present at a local conference, professional development day, OER event and/or a regional/national conference. Note: Asterisk denotes [...]

"JUST TRY IT"

Use this play to: Challenge faculty to jump in and just try OER for the first time, using content that gives them an easy starting point for [...]

MARKETING CAMPAIGNS

Use this play to: Raise awareness about your initiatives by targeting departments, faculty, and support staff with strategic messaging that promotes specific action. See More [...]

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

Use this play to: Issue a public announcement(s) about your OER initiative, goals, and/or the success you’re seeing. Quote specific faculty and students impacted. Report cost savings [...]

ENGAGE STUDENT LEADERSHIP

Use this play to: Cultivate relationships with student leaders to help raise awareness about textbook affordability and advocate for broader use of OER. See More [...]

Questions we’re answering:

  • How do you spread the word?
  • How do you get people genuinely excited?
  • What role can students play?
  • How can you draw attention and recognition beyond campus?

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