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Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide is intended to assist Oakland University faculty in learning about, finding and teaching with OER.

DEI Resource for OER

The ultimate goal of OER is to move beyond making materials affordable to offering materials that represent students’ “lived experiences.”  The following resources can help guide you in creating, using and adapting your courses with DEI in mind. 



OER & Equity presentation

OER - Equity & Diversity reading list


  • Colvard, N. B., Watson, C. E., & Park, H. (2018). The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 30(2), 262-276. 
  • Porfilio, B., Gorlewski, J., Gorlewski, D., Hickman, H., & Porfilio, B. (2012). The New Politics of the Textbook: Problematizing the Portrayal of Marginalized Groups in Textbooks (Vol. 1).


Education & Psychology Literature on representation:

  • Fryberg, S. A., Covarrubias, R., & Burack, J. A. (2013). Cultural models of education and academic performance for Native American and European American students. School Psychology International, 34(4), 439-452.
  • Covarrubias, R., & Fryberg, S. A. (2015). The impact of self-relevant representations on school belonging for Native American students. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21(1), 10–18.
  • Jessica J. Good, Julie A. Woodzicka & Lylan C. Wingfield (2010) The Effects of Gender Stereotypic and Counter-Stereotypic Textbook Images on Science Performance, The Journal of Social Psychology, 150:2, 132-147, DOI: 10.1080/00224540903366552
  • Takeda, O. (2016). A Model Minority? The Misrepresentation and Underrepresentation of Asian Pacific Americans in Introductory American Government Textbooks. Journal of Political Science Education, 12(4), 387–402.