a series of OER DEIJA resources such as readings and resources on social justice; accessibility; universal learning and inclusive design; LGBTQI+ inclusion; de-colonial and Indigenous inclusion; students as co-creators; and anti-racist and inclusive open pedagogy.
(CC BY 4.0) “This resource is a guide on how to make OER more inclusive and representative of trans and gender diverse people. It is intended to be easily incorporated into a scholarly communications course, while also being valuable to faculty and others interested in learning about the topic and how to make changes to their own course materials.”
(CC BY-NC-SA-4.0) “This resource is meant to provide general guidance on enhancing the accessibility of lab-based courses, with a particular focus on supporting the learning of students with physical disabilities. Individuals with disabilities are under-represented within scientific disciplines, and students with physical disabilities may even be discouraged from taking science-based courses in part due to concerns about the relatively inaccessible nature of scientific laboratories.”
This is a Culturally Responsive Teaching course which helps you learn about the importance of culturally responsive teaching and reflect on your own teaching background. “It is self-paced and can be one-synchronous if you choose to do sessions with colleagues or classmates.”
(CC BY NC-SA-4.0) “This short book engages educators in two main strands of interculturalizing the curriculum: (1) revising curriculum to reflect intercultural learning outcomes, and diverse content from multiple perspectives, and (2) supporting student interculturality development.”
(CC BY-4.0): "This short resource is designed to expand your understanding of inequities in the educational systems through breaking down the work into smaller pieces with opportunities for you to reflect, identify strategies for action, and locate resources and community members to connect with. The purpose of this guide is to explore strategies for you as OER creators to incorporate equitable practices into your workflows."
(CC: BY NC-SA 4.0): This text embraces the social model of disability in disability studies which means that individual limitations are not the cause of the disability, but it is society’s failure to provide services to adequately accommodate and meet the needs of people with disabilities considered in societal organization. This text details access, education, representation, and advocacy.
(CC: BY-SA): A survey of LGBTQ community’s fight for equal rights from the turn of the 20th century to the early 21st century. The book includes personal narratives which capture lived experiences from each era, and details from organizations, texts, and court cases that defined LGBTQ activism and advocacy.
(CC: BY): “This book introduces topics about identity, dress, and the body. Through the content, readers explore how individuals and communities use dress as a way to communicate (i.e. “negotiate” in fashion studies) their various identities. There is heightened attention to social justice, power, privilege, and oppression. That is, the content focuses on the experiences of historically marginalized communities and the ways they navigate dress and dressing their bodies in different contexts.”
(CC: BY NC-SA): “The book is supported by discussion of relevant theory and research in cultural sociology. It does not offer a set of rules in teaching cultural sociology, but rather suggests content and applications to consider and modify as needed by the ever-changing dynamics of instructors and learners.”
(CC: BY NC-SA 4.0): “This open text was compiled by six diverse, community college sociology faculty with an eye on social justice and intersectionality, the text provides a sociological analysis of the history, demographics, and contemporary experiences of the following race-ethnic groups: African Americans, Asian American Pacific Islanders, Euro Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Middle Eastern Americans, and immigrants. This text is suitable for a sociology course on race and ethnic relations or a social justice studies introductory course.”
(CC BY-NC): “This book covers a wide range of topics related to social justice and how OER can be harnessed to remove obstacles for marginalized populations. Further, the chapters critically examine the institutional policies and approaches prevalent in higher education that have traditionally prevented the type of access championed by the OER movement.”
"Nearly fifteen percent of the world's population lives with a disability, yet this massive chunk of humanity is still routinely excluded from opportunities. Sharing her experience growing up with an autistic sister, disability inclusion advocate Meghan Hussey illuminates the path towards an inclusive future in four steps, and it starts with an attitude check on assumptions and stereotypes. Designing a world built for everyone is not a "nice to have," Hussey says -- it's critical to the fabric of society."
'"This chair is my legs -- this chair is my life," says accessibility champion Jane Velkovski, who uses a wheelchair after being diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). With clarity and poise, he shares how his first motorized wheelchair empowered him with independence and ability -- and why assistive technology should be available to anyone who needs it. "Freedom of movement, no matter on legs or on wheels, is a human right," he says."
"Does a school for the deaf need to be quiet? Architect Marcus Adrian explains how the answer put him on the road to identifying a key element of designing for accessibility -- understanding the spectrum of human ability and celebrating what people do well instead of focusing on what they can't."
"According to the Glossary of Education Reform, equity refers to the principle of fairness in education. Inequities occur when biased or unfair policies, programs, practices, or situations contribute to a lack of equality in educational performance, results, and outcomes. The development and use of open educational resources has the potential to create equitable learning experiences for all students. Open education is deeply rooted in the belief that teachers have the freedom to develop content that meets the needs of their students. Join us for this webinar to hear the ways in which colleges can consider issues of equity when designing and delivering OER courses and degree programs. Presenters will share how open educational resources, policies, and practices can support equity and diversity through the development of culturally relevant learning experiences that emphasize inclusion and celebrate diversity."
"The OER movement is deeply rooted in ensuring equitable access to information; but there is more we can do to help increase equity, diversity, and inclusion in our resources and practices. Join us for this webinar to learn about the ways in which colleges can consider issues of equity when designing and delivering OER courses and degree programs. "
"Accessibility is a much-needed component in today's digital world. Having this fact in mind while creating can be tricky for both web designers and writers." This article explores access and technology in today's modern world.
“Anti-Racist Pedagogy is a paradigm located within Critical Theory utilized to explain and counteract the persistence and impact of racism. An instructor may apply an anti-racist pedagogy to any field of study. Though conscious choices about what authorial voices to focus on, intentionally designing communication expectations and power relationships in the classroom, using discussion to examine and oppose the forces of racism that exert influence on the field of study, and building continuous feedback and iteration into the design of the course itself, instructors can cultivate the conditions that can create constructive change.”
(CC BY-NC-SA 4.0): “Provides analyses of white advantage and information about how to disrupt racism and create work communities where everyone thrives. [This] guide [was written] specifically for white people because white supremacy grants unearned advantages to whites. The work of recognizing these advantages and actively resisting racism is the most crucial work that white people can embrace in order to create meaningful change.”