OER, Part I: Exploring Open Educational ResourcesTrack : Online Tools
Delivery Mode : Asynchronous Workshop
Levels : Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced
Eligible for Online Teaching Certificate elective : Yes
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.
Note: This workshop is eligible for a digital badge for participants who complete both workshops in the OER series. Upon completion of the two workshops, participants should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to notify. A badge will be issued after confirming that all requirements have been met.
Identify various open educational resources and motivations for using them
Identify collections of OER relevant to your own course(s) and academic discipline
Analyze best practices for finding and adopting open educational resources
Distinguish among the different OER permissions for adoption, attribution, and reuse
Evaluate OER using appropriate standards and criteria
This workshop is a three day long, asynchronous learning experience beginning on a Monday and ending the following Sunday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.
Who should attend?
- Instructional designers
- Educational technologists
What are the key takeaways from this workshop?
- A general overview of what Open Educational Resources (OER) are, the various types, and where you can locate them
- A better understanding of open textbooks and ways to adopt them in the classroom
- How to apply a Creative Commons license to an OER
- An overview of technical accessibility in relation to OER