Course Material Decisions and Factors: Unpacking the Opaque Box
Walz, Anita R.
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The opacity of course-material selection practices and related lack of recent scholarship on the topic is a barrier for open education advocates seeking to understand the context of instructor course material selection. This chapter reviews the limited numbers of large-scale and disciplinary-oriented literature on the topic, reasons for the apparent lack of transparency, scholarship-prescribed processes, instructor incentives and rationale, and potential roles for open education advocates, including librarians. Suggested citation: Walz, A., (2018). Course Material Decisions and Factors: Unpacking the Opaque Box. In Wesolek, A., Lashley, J,. & Langley, A. (Eds.), OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians. (pp.115-140). Hillsboro, OR: Pacific University Press. Retrieved from https://commons.pacificu.edu/pup/3 [File includes front-matter, editors' introduction, table of contents, and chapter cited above.]