Open Educational Resources - Make Your Future summits - NCCE 2013
What are OER? OER = open educational resources Digital, free, and OPEN for anyone to use, adapt, and redistribute
Why OER? Differentiating instruction is essential to improving education. Textbooks are not the best tool for this. Technology coupled with high quality content is. Teachers and students need high quality resources that they can use legally to build upon. Teacher and student innovation is key. Sharing is good.
How is OER relevant to education? Suitable for “remixing” Increases teacher professionalism Increases equity FREE
Remixing and the Common Core We have a unique opportunity Common Core + digital + open + teacher and student innovation = a new era in curriculum .
Traditionalcopyright - Public domain - all rights unrestricted reserved use
Traditionalcopyright - Public domain - all rights unrestricted reserved use Copyright with open licenses - some rights reserved
Attribution (BY) ▪ Non-commercial (NC) ▪No derivatives (ND) ▪ Copyleft - Share-Alike (SA)Recommended for education:CC BY
How to Find OER1. If you know what you’re looking for, go directly to the best source(s).2. OER Commons search3. Creative Commons search .4. Advanced Google Search5. …and more
How You Can Open License Your Own Work Just write “licensed under Creative Commons CC BY” on the work Use the Creative Commons “Choose a License” tool . − Supplies license artwork − Optional code you can put on a web site to be accessed by open search engines
Thank you.Karen Fasimpaurkaren@k12opened.comFirst screen image credits:Linux computer lab – Michael SurranLinux penguin - Larry Ewing <firstname.lastname@example.org> with the GIMPBooks - TizzieGlobe – NASACloud background - Anca Mosoiu