Open Things…• Open Access• Open Content• Open Course ware• Open Source Software• Open Education / e-Learning• Open Educational Resources• …and many more things
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The Commonwealth of Learning (COL)defines Open Educational Resources (OER)as ‘materials offered freely and openly touse and adapt for teaching, learning,development and research’.http://www.col.org/resources/crsMaterials/Pages/OCW-OER.aspx
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching andlearning materials that are freely available onlinefor everyone to use, whether you are an instructor,student or self-learner. Examples of OER include:full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures,homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroomactivities, pedagogical materials, games,simulations, and many more resources contained indigital media collections from around the world.OER Commonshttp://www.oercommons.org/
OER defined:OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in thepublic domain or have been released under an intellectual propertylicense that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Openeducational resources include full courses, course materials, modules,textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools,materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge. - The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Open Educational Resourcesfree and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for• teaching,• learning,• research, and• other purposes. The term was first used at a UNESCO conference in 2002, although OERs were being produced and used before that time. For instance, the MIT OpenCourseWare project, which began in 2001, was one of the first major initiatives of the OER movement.
Types of Open Educational Resources • Courses • Course materials • Content modules • Learning objects • Collections, and • Journals
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