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OER workshop

  1. 1. Using and Creating Open Educational Resources (OERs) <ul><li>POCKET team: Dave O’Hare, Sarah Malone and Sarah Darley </li></ul><ul><li>www.derby.ac.uk/pocket </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Darley, POCKET Learning Technologist [email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. Workshop objectives <ul><li>This workshop aims to provide University staff with an understanding of: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>What open educational resources are </li></ul><ul><li>How they can be used in courses and as study aids for students </li></ul><ul><li>Where they can be found online </li></ul><ul><li>How staff can create their own open educational resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)? <ul><li>“ OER are teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others”. </li></ul><ul><li>(The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation) http://www.hewlett.org/Programs/Education/OER </li></ul><ul><li>Covers several different types of resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>learning content (courses, learning objects) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tools (software) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>intellectual property licenses </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. http://creativecommons.org/
  5. 5. Ask the audience <ul><li>How many people are familiar with OERs? </li></ul><ul><li>Does anyone use OERs? </li></ul><ul><li>Has anyone created an OER? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why give materials away for free?
  7. 7. Why give materials away for free? <ul><li>Sharing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Maximise taxpayers’ money </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced cost of content development by sharing and reusing </li></ul><ul><li>Attracts new students </li></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits to users <ul><li>Increased access to educational resources </li></ul><ul><li>Counter the rising costs of higher education by reducing the investment required for the development of educational resources and content </li></ul><ul><li>Allows others to adapt educational materials to their needs </li></ul>
  9. 9. Benefits to creators <ul><li>Increased status and visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Increased demand for their services and products </li></ul><ul><li>'What you give, you receive back improved.’ Richard Wyles, New Zealand OER Project case study (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing and reusing can cut the costs for content development, making better use of available resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of more flexible materials </li></ul>
  10. 10. Examples of OERs: MIT http://ocw.mit.edu/
  11. 11. OpenLearn (The Open University) http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/
  12. 12. The LabSpace http://labspace.open.ac.uk
  13. 13. OpenLearn: POCKET units
  14. 15. International Economic Law
  15. 16. International Economic Law
  16. 17. Business and Sustainability
  17. 18. Business and Sustainability
  18. 19. Creating Open Content for POCKET <ul><li>Considerations </li></ul><ul><li>All units had to be independent and stand alone </li></ul><ul><li>Language needs to be suitable to the open learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Activities should include some kind of feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility issues </li></ul>
  19. 20. Other resources: Images http://commons.wikimedia.org/ http://www.flickr.com/
  20. 21. iTunes U http://www.apple.com/education/itunesu_mobilelearning/landing.html
  21. 22. Activity <ul><li>Think about how you might incorporate OERs into one of your modules </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Think about how you might develop an OER from your existing material </li></ul><ul><li>How might this enhance your material? </li></ul><ul><li>What support might you need to achieve this? </li></ul>
  22. 23. Thanks for listening! <ul><li>See separate sheet for useful links </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation form </li></ul><ul><li>POCKET website: www.derby.ac.uk/pocket </li></ul><ul><li>POCKET materials: http://labspace.open.ac.uk/tag/index.php?id=7791 </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation slides available from: http://www.slideshare.net/sdarley </li></ul>

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