Thanks to all who could make it today! As per usual, I’ve saved our chat transcript for easy reference.
Some good questions today about organizing drafts, project documents, and teams, maintaining resources, different tools for authoring, author expectations, whether views and downloads data can be useful, and more! I appreciate everyone participating to either ask a question, respond based on experience with their project, or simply share an update.
Ahead of our session next week, I’ve compiled a list of topics you all suggested we cover. Let me know if there’s anything more you’d like to add to this list:
- Licenses — General information plus fair use/fair dealing, citations and references, documentation for copyright issues
- Open textbook vs. online course — Clarify the differences between the two and outline the common language that integrates these terms
- Graphic Design — what can you do when these resources aren’t accessible on your campus or to your project?
- Long-term maintenance of books — What’s the shelf-life of OER? Who makes changes to it? When do you think about things like a 2nd edition? How do you balance the affordances OER allows of easy adjustment on the fly?
- Global collaboration — How can projects expand beyond North America?
If there are any topics that I’ve missed, or new ones that you’re just thinking about now and would like to discuss in more detail next week, please let me know.