Exploring Open Educational Resources

Track: Online Tools
Delivery Mode: Asynchronous Workshop

The term Open educational resources (OER) was first adopted by UNESCO in 2002 to describe materials used to support education that can be freely accessed, reused, modified, and shared in order to improve the quality of curricula and teaching and reduce costs.  In this workshop, you will learn where to find high quality, openly licensed materials and how to reuse them.  We will also cover creative commons licensing, attribution of open educational resources, and accessibility considerations.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify open educational resources and motivations for using them
  • Describe open licenses and how they enable re-use of educational resources
  • Analyze best practices for finding and adopting open educational resources

Format:
This workshop is a three day long, asynchronous learning experience beginning on a Wednesday and ending the following Friday. Total length of time to completion: 3 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty
Instructional designers
Educational technologists
Librarians

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Catherine (Katie) Datko is a faculty instructional designer in the California Community College system. She ha been a teacher trainer in various capacities for years, and has taught in a variety of post-secondary institutions in California and overseas in Czechoslovakia and Japan.

Currently, in her role as the Instructional Designer for Online Learning at Pasadena City College, Katie provides pedagogical support for distance education faculty, and develop and deliver training in best practice for online curriculum design. She also served as Interim Associate Dean of Distance Education and Web Content Developer for the college. She earned her BA degree from Georgetown University on International Relations and she is also certified in Language Program Administration from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

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