Open Educational Resources
Benefits and Challenges
Open Educational Resources
You have heard about OER but now
is the time for us to pause and
consider the benefits and chal...
Open Educational Resources
Benefits
Benefits
“Show me the money”
Effective use of OER materials can save money
for students.
Benefits
“Money see monkey do”
It allows instructors to set a good example in
using resources and providing credit.
Benefits
“Life is like a box of chocolates.”
It allows instructors to use a variety of sources
for class content.
Benefits
“Do it to me one more time.”
It can save time because if we use all OER we do
not have to revise and update with ...
Benefits
“If you build it they will come.”
It encourages others to post OERs and use CC if
people are making use of the op...
Open Educational Resources
Challenges
Challenges
“Now you see me now you don’t”
Linking to OER sources on the web can be
dangerous when the website or sources g...
Challenges
“Searching, I’m always searching.”
There is no end to the amount of time one can
spend searching for OER on the...
Challenges
“Argo”
It is not always easy to be sure that the material
you have selected is what it appears to be
without a ...
Challenges
“The trouble with the curve”
There is certain value in consistency. Using a
standard text book allows the stude...
Challenges
“Goldeneye”
Using OER materials puts us completely under
the power of the technology and there is no
telling wh...
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  1. 1. Open Educational Resources Benefits and Challenges
  2. 2. Open Educational Resources You have heard about OER but now is the time for us to pause and consider the benefits and challenges of OER
  3. 3. Open Educational Resources Benefits
  4. 4. Benefits “Show me the money” Effective use of OER materials can save money for students.
  5. 5. Benefits “Money see monkey do” It allows instructors to set a good example in using resources and providing credit.
  6. 6. Benefits “Life is like a box of chocolates.” It allows instructors to use a variety of sources for class content.
  7. 7. Benefits “Do it to me one more time.” It can save time because if we use all OER we do not have to revise and update with each new edition of the text book.
  8. 8. Benefits “If you build it they will come.” It encourages others to post OERs and use CC if people are making use of the open resources.
  9. 9. Open Educational Resources Challenges
  10. 10. Challenges “Now you see me now you don’t” Linking to OER sources on the web can be dangerous when the website or sources goes away without warning.
  11. 11. Challenges “Searching, I’m always searching.” There is no end to the amount of time one can spend searching for OER on the web.
  12. 12. Challenges “Argo” It is not always easy to be sure that the material you have selected is what it appears to be without a great deal of careful study.
  13. 13. Challenges “The trouble with the curve” There is certain value in consistency. Using a standard text book allows the students and the instructor to learn the style and rythm of a single strong text.
  14. 14. Challenges “Goldeneye” Using OER materials puts us completely under the power of the technology and there is no telling what might happen. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licen .
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