Locating OERJessie Chuangwww.classroom-aid.comLicense : CC BY-SA
Recognizing Licensed WorkSeveral places to spot the CC license notification on a website or blog :the footer, sidebar or there is text that says "license"...
Google Advanced SearchHow to use Google to search for open content ? - Use advanced search tolocate content (including images and videos) that you can legally reuse.
CC Search (http://search.creativecommons.org/)
Internet Archive (archive.org)"The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building adigital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts indigital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access toresearchers, historians, scholars, and the general public."Just to make it easier, here are the basic searches:● Public Domain● Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd)● Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)● Attribution Non-commercial (by-nc)● Attribution No Derivatives (by-nd)● Attribution Share Alike (by-sa)● Attribution (by)
Learning Registry (LR)The Learning Registry, an open-source software project,provides the technical infrastructure and communitypractices for sharing information about learning resourcesacross systems. It will store more than traditionaldescriptive data (metadata)--it will also allow sharing ofratings, comments, downloads, standards alignment,etc.It enables the learning resource information created by onesite to be shared with others. The data published to theLearning Registry network can serve as the basis forlearning resource analytics to help recommendresources, detect trends in resource usage, and judgeuser experience. (so called : paradata)
About ParadataParadata captures the user activity related to the resourcethat helps to elucidate its potential educational utility, fromNSDL Network, its :● a complement to metadata, not a replacement● separate layer of information from metadata● a means to automate information generation aboutresource use by using social networking tools● a means to create an open source and open accessdata space around resources● emphasizes dissemination rather than description● accommodates expert and user-generated knowledgeMore details about paradata here.
Learning Resource MetadataInitiative (LRMI)Co-led by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)and Creative Commons (CC), this project builds a newtagging standard enables the use of rich, education-specificmetadata that not just describes a resource but how it canbe used to support personalized learning.The ultimate goal of LRMI is the creation of a de factostandard for online tagging of educational content andproducts not only among publishers, but among the searchvendors as well.
Online Repositories andCommunitiesUsers can search curated collections of learning materials,upload and share their own materials, read and writereviews, create "playlists" for their purposes, and interactwith other users.http://www.flickr.com/photos/choconancy/255028065/
OER Commons● Curating quality OER - since 2007● The Common Core Alignment and OER Evaluation Toolis found on all Resource Pages in OER Commons.● Common Core alignment data shared with the LearningRegistry, OER is tagged to LRMI.
MERLOT(Most in higher education area)
Gooru (K-12)Gooru is a nonprofit organization with a free platform forstudents and teachers that offers access to a curatedcollection of 50,000 open educational resources for grade 5through 12 mathematics and science. These resourcesrange from digital textbooks to individual animations togames, all tagged to the Common Core State Standards.
CK-12High quality STEM content is curated here. CK-12 makes iteasy for teachers to assemble their own textbooks. Content ismapped to a variety of levels and standards including commoncore. You can start from scratch or build from anything in theFlexBooks library. (offer PDF, ePub, mobi files)
CurrikiCurriki links to a wide variety of resources, includingworksheets, games, and lesson plans. Teachers grouptheir favorites as online "collections" that they can inviteother teachers to share, discuss, or add to, or peer-reviewinformation for accuracy.
Open High School of UtahThe Open High School of Utah is an online charter highschool open to all students across the state of Utah. Partof our School Mission includes sharing our open educationresources with students, parents and teachers alike acrossthe world.Each OER course includes a Moodle 2 backup files that isavailable for download, and licensed under a CreativeCommons Attribution 3.0 License. For assessment validityreasons, all OER courses are course content only and donot include assignments, forums, quizzes, or exams.
The Orange GroveThe Orange Grove repository, is Floridas digital repositoryfor instructional resources. The repository provides anenvironment for educators to search for, use, remix, share,and contribute educational resources. The repository canalso be integrated with your Learning ManagementSystems (e.g., Blackboard, Desire 2 Learn, Canvas) .Discover, contribute, and import repository resourcesdirectly from your LMS.
JorumJorum is a Jisc funded Service in Development in UKFurther and Higher Education, to collect and share learningand teaching materials, allowing their reuse andrepurposing. This free online repository service forms a keypart of the Jisc Information Environment, and is intended tobecome part of the wider landscape of repositories beingdeveloped institutionally, locally, regionally or acrosssubject areas. Jorum is run by Mimas, based at theUniversity of Manchester.
WikibooksWikibooks is the wikimedia community for creating freeeducation textbooks that anyone can edit or add to;Wikijunior is for elementary level.
Project GutenbergThe site has a collection of 42,000 free eBooks. Studentscan use Project Gutenberg to expand their readingopportunities, and teachers can use this to access literarypieces through the iPad. Project Gutenberg offers a varietyof file formats for users : choose among free ePub books,free kindle books
BetterLessonBetterLesson is a curriculum-sharing platform containingmore than 300,000 teacher-contributed preK–12 lessonsthat users can browse and search using key words andtools for creating collections. BetterLesson is free toindividual teachers; school districts pay a subscription fee.
LearnZillionLearnZillion is a learning platform that combines videoexplanations, assessments, and progress reporting. Eachlesson highlights a Common Core Standard, starting withmath in grades 3 through 9. The site offers more than 2,000lessons created by teachers using a Web-basedapplication.
Share My LessonShare My Lesson is an online portal created by theAmerican Federation of Teachers that now contains morethan 250,000 digital learning resources reviewed andprepared by 200 teachers. The lessons include OERs thatcan be remixed, reused and reposted.
Citing SourcesSo after you find something open-licensed that you want touse, you dont need to contact the creator or askpermission, but you do need to credit the creator of thework. This is a requirement of all CC licenses. (It is notrequired for public domain works.)Display the screen name or website address as the credit.● put the credit right with the work● or, include a link to the source● or, include all the credits at the end of the work
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