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Open Education Resources. “Open educational resources provide a learner-centered platform that authentically marries technology with education and provides access and equity to education resources for all.” - Lisa Petrides from Web Computing. What is OER?.

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open education resources
Open Education Resources

“Open educational resources provide a learner-centered platform that authentically marries technology with education and provides access and equity to education resources for all.”

-LisaPetrides from Web Computing

what is oer
What is OER?

Open Educational Resources (OERs)

  • Are free
  • Openly licensed
  • Educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes
what does oer s include
What does OER’s Include?
  • Courses
  • Course materials
  • Content modules
  • Learning objects
  • Collections
  • Journals
oers and tools
OERs and Tools
  • OERs includes tools for delivering educational content
  • Software that supports the creation, delivery, use and improvement of open learning content
  • Searching and organization of content
  • Content and learning management systems
  • Content development tools
  • On-line learning communities
history of oers
History of OERs
  • The term “learning object” was coined in 1994 by Wayne Hodgins
  • Shared the idea that digital materials can be designed to allow easy reuse in a wide range of teaching and learning situations
  • Term was adopted by educators and instructional designers
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History of OERs
  • Movement originated from developments in open and distance learning (ODL)
  • Culture of open knowledge and open source
  • Believes in free sharing and peer collaboration
creative commons
Creative Commons
  • Creative Commons licensing provides a framework to provide guidelines for the “4 Rs” of sharing resources:
  • Reuse: copying verbatim with attribution
  • Redistribution: sharing with others
  • Revision: adapting and reusing
  • Remixing: combining with other resources
today s session
Today’s Session
  • Resources and links for today’s session can be found on-
    • Pinterest
    • Ed Shelf
    • OCIP Resource Wiki
susie s and sandy s top picks
Susie’s and Sandy’s Top Picks
  • OER Commons
  • Merlot
  • Physics Education Technology (PhET)
  • Khan Academy
  • Open Culture (OC)
  • Open Learning Initiative (OLI)
  • Open Course Ware (OCW)
oer commons details
OER Commons Details
  • Across all subject areas
  • Lots of different resource types
  • Flexible search features
  • Quality rating system
  • Clearly labeled “Conditions of Use”
  • Short abstract
  • Review resource
  • Easy to curate resources in account
merlot details
Merlot Details
  • Online learning materials in different disciplines
  • Peer review opportunities – can review and add to the content collection
  • Awards – submitted content is review and can be recognized by consortium
  • Guest Speakers – content specialists are available for guest speaking to your students
phet details
PhET Details
  • Interactive labs- manipulations, cause and effect opportunity, and collection of data
  • Researched-based simulations – continually being revised and improved
  • Connections- real-life phenomena focusing on the underlying science
  • Quantitative exploration - measurement instruments including rulers, stop-watches, voltmeters and thermometers
khan academy details
Khan Academy Details
  • Instruction – math, science, some humanities, test prep
  • Practice - materials provided for student practice with feedback
  • Teacher/Coach - teachers can be associated with their students to monitor progress or completion
  • Assessment – quizzes and tests provided
  • Collaborative opportunities- teachers are invited to add and improve the collection
oc details
OC Details
  • Use resources to enhance your courses
  • Materials are vetted and added to regularly
  • You can & suggest content to add
  • Easy to search & integrated content
  • Mobile friendly
  • No registration! Subscribe or Follow
  • Ads a Con but funds resource
oli details
OLI Details
  • Students use independently, choose level of access – register or not
  • Textbook independent, embedded practice questions, hands on practice, virtual labs, videos
  • Faculty create custom courses using OLI materials
  • “Learning Dashboard” tracks student progress
ocw details
OCW Details
  • Search in a variety of ways
  • Helpful example searches
  • Advanced Search customize search with operators
  • Link to web-based course OR zip file
  • Download – full course load access via index.html
  • Do you want all materials on your desktop/laptop?
where you should start
Where you should start!
  • Academic Earth
  • Connexions
  • Coursera
  • Creative Commons
  • iTunesU
  • Khan
  • Merlot
  • MIT
  • National Academy Press
  • OCW Search
where you should start1
Where you should start!
  • OER Commons
  • Open Courseware Consortium
  • Open Culture
  • Open Learning Initiative (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Peer to Peer University
  • PHET
  • Udacity
  • Wiki Books