A new OER: Individual and Family Development, Health and Well-being

Individual and Family Development book cover
Diana's book is now available to read free online!

The main goals of this Miller Open Education Mini-Grant project were to:

  1. update, redesign, add, and incorporate OER materials (research, videos, written content) into all sections of the HDFS 102 course for every semester that it is taught and via all modes of dissemination (face-to-face, hybrid and online),
  2. utilize high- quality content that is continuously reviewed and updated, and
  3. share all of the content within OER for worldwide distribution and collaboration.

To meet these goals, professor Diana Lang worked alongside graduate TAs to identify and edit existing open textbook chapters alongside new, original content that was pulled together into a new open textbook aligned to her course, HDFS 102. This open textbook was published in the summer of 2022, at which point Lang also left Iowa State University for a position at another institution.

As Lang shared in her final report about the Mini-Grant project: 

"If the new faculty member teaching HDFS 102 chooses to use this OER, it will save all fall students enrolled in HDFS 102 approximately $24,000 per year. It will also provide instructors opportunities to customize the tests and have more control over the content and Canvas-related features. This will be extremely user-friendly for students and faculty."

Citation: Lang, D. (2022). Individual and Family Development, Health and Well-being. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Digital Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31274/isudp.2022.122