Redesigning one's pedagogical approach in a given course is not a lightly undertaken task. But BEFORE choosing OER materials to fit in your course, it is worth considering how your course and learning outcomes will be structured differently and then SECONDLY identifying open resources to fit your goals. Designing your syllabus around a particular textbook or resource is not necessary when using OER - in fact, that flexibility and control is one of the biggest benefits of OER adoption.
Interview with Rajiv Jhangiani, March 30, 2016
By its nature, Open Pedagogy allows faculty to design courses to be more equitable and inclusive. One of the central tenets of instructional inclusion is to consider the context of the learners in designing course materials. Open pedagogy allows greater freedom for faculty to curate materials with their own students' context in mind.
These tools can be used to help faculty frame a course with equity and inclusion in mind: