By Rachel Potter
The Open Educational Resources SIG was announced in January 2020. The SIG currently has 72 members. The executive board meets bi-monthly online to share resources, collaborate, and engage in opportunities for socially mediated reinforcement. Goals for the coming year include offering three to four free open access continuing education events and learning more about how the SIG can meet the needs of its members. In 2020, the SIG offered five continuing education events, including: An Introduction to CC Licenses, The Role of OERs in the Dissemination of Behavior Analysis (a DBA SIG collaboration), The Search for an OER: A Mystery OER CE event, Students as Content Creators, and Annotating with Hypothes.is.
SIG leadership presented at the ABAI Culturo-Behavior Science Conference with a poster session on several initiatives being explored by members, at the 2020 Open Ed Conference, and conducted a CEU event for UncomfortableX highlighted OER initiatives and implications for ABA educators and supervisors to promote equity and diverse representation in materials.
Joining the SIG is free and can be done on the SIG’s website www.openbehaviorsig.org/. The OER SIG membership consists of ABAI members working in research, teaching, and practice who are interested in disseminating behavior analytic materials using open licenses. Students and community members are also invited to actively contribute to the mission of the SIG.