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Online Self-Paced Courses to learn about OER
These three courses will teach you the basics of OER
OER 101: Introduction to Open Education Resources
Online resource created by Steve Ovadia, Web Services Librarian at LaGuardia Community College, shows what an OER can look like while also providing an excellent introduction to Open Education Resources. The five module, 20-minute course covers topics such as finding and evaluating OER, using OER in the classroom, and creating your own OER. Introduction to Open Education Resources. Course created on Canvas.
Created by LaGuardia Community College's Web Services Librarian at at Steve Ovadia
After completing five modules, you should be able to:
1. Understand the purpose of OERs in higher education
2. Understand advantages of OER in higher education
3. Analyze and evaluate OER material with goal of synthesizing material into a class
4. Synthesize OER material into a class
5. Create OER content and evaluate potential OER platforms
Introduction to Open Educational Resources
This course serves as an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) providing faculty with new options for selecting textbooks and other resources so they can make the best decisions for their students. Consisting of four two-hour seminars and nine hours of online research and coursework, participants will create tangible products based on their learning. Created by Butte College OER Coordinator and Biology faculty Suzanne Wakim and Librarian Rachel Arteaga
At the end of this course successful participants will be able to:
1. Properly ID creative commons (CC) license on a resource, describe how this resource can & cannot be used.
2. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of open resources using current research in the field as evidence.
3. Research, analyze and review repositories of open resources.
4. Effectively search for open resources
5. Create an open resource by remixing multiple existing resources and designate a license to this new resource based on the licenses of multiple resources use.
How to use Open Educational Resources
This course walks you through techniques to incorporate Open Educational Resources (OER) into your teaching practice. The course will cover the fundamental aspects of OER including open licensing and public domain. It focuses on providing practical guidance in locating and applying openly available resources. This self-paced, 10-module course introduces the user to OER, including what it is, how to incorporate it into one's teaching practice, and why it's important. Created by Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
It is expected that upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
1. Describe the meaning of open educational resources.
2. Differentiate the concepts of open licensing, public domain, and all rights reserved copyrights.
3. Identify resources that are openly licensed or in the public domain.
4. Distinguish the different types of Creative Commons licenses.
5. License works using a Creative Commons license.
6. Find open educational resources and properly attribute a work offered under a Creative Commons license.
Attribution: [The Council of Chief State School Officers] (2016, Dec. 4) Why OER? [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/qc2ovlU9Ndk
Attribution: [David Blake] (2012, June 5) Why Open Education Matters [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/gJWbVt2Nc-I
Attribution: [Blink Tower] (2012, June 4) Why Open Education Matters [Video File]. Retrieved from https://vimeo.com/43401199