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Benefits and Challenges
Use of OER images and videos provide
students with the opportunity to
interact with material in multiple
“The Art of Inquiry” by Candice Nast is licensed under CC by 2.0
A video may be more
entertaining, but is it more
educational? A challenge is
finding and using quality OER
“Only Quality, Okay?” By Aoife is licensed under CC by 2.0
Journey to Egipt 2013 by the Jetboy is
licensed under CC by 2.0
Even a focused search for OER
can lead to unexpected
The endless world of OER can make
for a time-consuming search, taking
away from other important
instructional activities- like grading!
Lafayette LA by Infrogmation is lisenced under CC by 2.0
OER exposes us, as
instructors, to “best
practices” by people in our
field well beyond our usual
Double the Exposure, Double the Fun by Nestor Lacle is licensed under CC by 2.0.
It takes time to investigate whether or
not material is truly open source in
order to properly provide attribution
and proof of Creative Commons
Clock Hands by Blair is licensed under CC by 2.0
OER can save time. Someone has built the
lesson, so use it!
Wheel by Pauline Mak is licensed under CC by 2.0
OER is not necessarily sustainable.
If a favorite OER repository loses
funding, its maintenance is
Wind Turbine Green is licensed under CC
OER makes teaching fun! It is nice to refresh an old
lesson with new material.
Fountain by Alan Tankenghoe is licensed under CC by 2.0
Is OER- a fad? Washington State is
encouraging use of OER, but is this a
long-term trend or are we on another
Nieve44 by Luz is licensed under CC by 2.0