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Advanced internet searching to find OER is a resource which will assist students to find useful resources which can be reused, remixed and redistributed under the Creative Commons banner. Nicole …

Advanced internet searching to find OER is a resource which will assist students to find useful resources which can be reused, remixed and redistributed under the Creative Commons banner. Nicole Southgate is an OER practitioner and Technical Assistant at the Education Development Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town.

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  • Welcome  to the tutorial on Advanced internet searching to find open educational resources 
  • Let’s begin with learning about how search engines work. Search engines send out web spiders – which are special software robots - across the web to build up lists of words. The search engine stores them so that when we type in a keyword while searching, it pulls up all the pages in which the word occurs. So, if I type in the word “the”, the search engine returns all the pages with the word “the” found in it – which leaves us with twenty-five point 3 billion results !
  • Google is the most popular search engine. 90% of people use Google when searching. I mean, have you ever heard someone say, “Let me Yahoo it.”? The verb “google” was added to the Oxford dictionary on 15 June 2006 .
  • There are other search engines available. Bing (formerly Windows Live Search) went live in June 2009. Yahoo has been around since 1995. Ask Jeeves, also known as is a question and answer search engine founded in 1996. Yandex provides local search results by city, although not all cities have been added .
  • only if you don’t have access to certain journals
  • These resources, in digital format, are used for teaching purposes
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    • 1. Advanced internet searchingto find Open Educational Resources Nicole Southgate Education Development Unit Faculty of Health Sciences University of Cape Town Image by shawe_ewahs CC-BY-SA-2.0
    • 2. Search engines: how do they work?They focus on the content of web pages, the words Web spiders crawl the web, build up a list of words that we key in when we search for specific topics Spider image by:
    • 3. Google dominates Have you ever heard someone say, “Let me Yahoo it?” StatCounter Global Stats CC-BY-SA-3.0
    • 4. Other popular search engines Bing Yahoo! Ask Jeeves YANDEX AOL
    • 5. i Search Tips• Keep it simple• Use words most likely to be on that page Instead of asking [how good is health care in South Africa?] use the query [state health care south africa]• Use descriptive words• For a definition type [define asthma] -> dictionary definition will be displayed
    • 6. Google AdvancedUse advanced search to narrow down your searchNavigate to and type in yoursearch terms [asthma treatment south africa]
    • 7. Google AdvancedBut, you want to find the Physiotherapy unit atHealth Sciences, UCTTo the right: click Options > Advanced search Placing quotes around phrases narrows down the search as it restricts results to that exact phrase
    • 8. Google Advanced Webpage foundIf you need more specifics, look at the Advanced Search page More parameters i with which to narrow your search
    • 9. The Google Advanced page
    • 10. Google Scholar Find journal articles, books on specific topics- Your search may lead you to abstracts
    • 11. OER| What is it?Open educational resources (OER) are materials freely available to share, remix, repurpose through Creative Commons LicencesExample of OER - @ MITAll their courses now freely availableReaching every corner of the earth Earth image: CC-BY-2.0 Nasa Goddard Photo and Video
    • 12. Creative Commons LicensingTraditional CopyrightOnly two options: Copyright and public domain licences All rights to author Public domain was openCC licencesCreative Commons now affords alternative licensingoptions – Some Rights Reserved CC
    • 13. video explaining Creative Commons
    • 14. Creative commons licencing An explanatory video Source: Hodgkinson-Williams, CA, & Gray, E (2008) Degrees of Openness: The Emergence of OER at UCT. Centre for Educational Technology, University of Cape Town
    • 15. Practicing cautionThe internet may have false or misguidedinformationUse articles produced by academic sourcesinstead of the usual generic information –beware of Dr Google!
    • 16. Useful searches for open content - MIT Open Courseware Shaikh’s Slideshare presentation
    • 17. Example search Compfight engine for Creative Commons images Type search term, then EnterClick on “Creative Commons” on the left
    • 18. Example search CompfightChoose an imageRedirected to Flickr - the source of the imageOn the right is licence information - Click there
    • 19. Example search CompfightLicence information tells us we are able to• Use it – with attribution to author• Share – with the same type of licence to it• Copy• Remix• Make commercial use of the work
    • 20. As students…When using open images in your assignments, always attributethe author and state the license type……in your references section, include the URL too:
    • 21. Open videos all the videos have the same license. Pleaselook at the permissions / terms of use links foreach resource Icons by DryIcons
    • 22. SummaryCreative Commons offers new opportunities for Finding resources Sharing material Adapting resources from others
    • 23. Acknowledgements and PermissionsCursor image by shawe_ewahs. License: CC-BY-SA-2.0URL: image by DanieVDM CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0URL: Engine Graph by StatCounter Global Stats CC-BY-SA-3.0URL: background by specialized666 License: CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0URL: glove image by miheco License: CC-BY-SA-2.0URL: Commons licences image source: Hodgkinson-Williams, CA, & Gray, E (2008) Degrees ofOpenness: The Emergence of OER at UCT. Centre for Educational Technology, University of Cape TownEarth image by Nasa Goddard Photo and Video. License: CC-BY-2.0URL: by DryIcons http://dryicons.comThanks to Douglas Sias, Veronica Mitchell and Sarah Crawford-Browne for their constructive input
    • 24. Quick survey!Please take a minute or two to complete mysurvey. Navigate to the link’d love to know what you think
    • 25. Any feedback? Suggestions? Email: Call: 021 650 7774 Twitter: nicansou Icons by DryIcons