An overview of OERs and MOOCs for research, teaching and learning. By Akpokodje , Vera N. Head, Systems Unit University of Jos Library PMB 2084 Jos, Plateau State Email: [email protected] A paper presented at the Library Seminar series on September 04, 2014. Outline. Here we go!
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An overview of OERs and MOOCs for research, teaching and learning
Akpokodje, Vera N.
Head, Systems Unit
University of Jos Library
Jos, Plateau State
Email: [email protected]
A paper presented at the Library Seminar series on September 04, 2014
The concept of Open Educational Resources (OERs) describes any educational resource (including curriculum maps, course materials, textbooks, streaming videos, multimedia applications, podcasts, and any other materials that have been designed for use in teaching and learning) that are openly available for use by educators and students, without an accompanying need to pay royalties or license fees.
(Commonwealth of learning- Accessed August 30, 2014)
Shared freely and openly
… redistribute and share again.
… used byanyone
… adapt / repurpose/ improve under some type of license
The movement began fully in 2001 after Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT) President Charles Vest announced that MIT would establish a groundbreaking and unprecedented new program, OpenCourseWare, based on a proposal from members of MIT’s faculty.
MOOCs aims at providing more learning opportunities as well as improve learning experience of students.
Characteristics of MOOCs
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(Rosanna Tamburri, 2012)
“Not all US colleges and universities will disappear as a result of new technologies, but clearly some will. If higher education institutions embrace the status quo, they will no longer be in control of their own fate. To survive, they must change their existing business models.”
(Henry C. Lucas)
1. Berklee College of Music
2. Brown University
3. California Institute of Technology
4. Columbia University
5. Duke University
6. ÉcolePolytechniqueFédérale de Lausanne
7. Emory University
8. Georgia Institute of Technology
9. Hebrew University of Jerusalem
10. Johns Hopkins University
11. Mount Sinai School of Medicine
12. Ohio State University
13. Princeton University
14. Rice University
15. Stanford University
16. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
17. The University of British Columbia
18. University of California, Irvine
19. University of California, San Francisco
20. University of Edinburgh
21. University of Florida
22. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
23. University of London International Programmes
24. University of Maryland, College Park
25. University of Melbourne
26. University of Michigan
27. University of Pennsylvania
28. University of Pittsburgh
29. University of Toronto
30. University of Virginia
31. University of Washington
32. Vanderbilt University
33. Wesleyan University
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Most people resist change because it is full of uncertainty and risk