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So You Have Been Asked To Use OER Resources!

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This presentation will focus on your next steps of evaluating a range of OER resources so that you can enhance the use of OER for your purposes.

Learn how you can efficiently evaluate these resources for:
quality
content
appropriateness
reputation
pedagogical methods
customization & refinement

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So You Have Been Asked To Use OER Resources!

  1. 1. So You Have Been Asked To Use OER Resources http://bit.ly/oercheck Dr. Daniel Downs Director of Digital Learning, North Reading Public Schools
  2. 2. #GoOpen Summit North Reading What is #GoOpen? https://tech.ed.gov/open/ What's good about it? Networking with OER enthusiasts Strategic discussions around resources for grade and content use
  3. 3. Focus Of This Presentation This presentation will focus on your next steps of evaluating a range of OER resources so that you can enhance the use of OER for your purposes. Learn how you can efficiently evaluate these resources for: → quality → content → appropriateness → reputation → pedagogical methods → customization & refinement
  4. 4. Working With OER ● Participants will discover OER content they can utilize with their specific student grade/skill level. ● Learn to evaluate the accessibility and quality of the content of OER resources. ● Learn how to identify and verify the licenses of OER resources ● Develop strategies for creating a centralized repository for these resources in your school
  5. 5. Major OER Platforms & Resources North Reading OER List
  6. 6. OER Commons OER Commons is a freely accessible online library that allows teachers and others to search and discover open educational resources (OER) and other freely available instructional materials. Access it here: https://www.oercommons.org/
  7. 7. CK-12 Foundation The CK-12 Foundation is a California-based non-profit organization whose stated mission is to reduce the cost of, and increase access to, K-12 education in the United States and worldwide. Access it here: http://www.ck12.org
  8. 8. OCW Consortium We are a global network of educational institutions, individuals and organizations that support an approach to education based on openness, including collaboration, innovation and collective development and use of open educational materials. Access it here: http://www.Ocwconsortium.org Or here: http://www.oerconsortium.org/discipline-specific/
  9. 9. Utah Open Source Project and Utah OER Utah Open Source Project Access it here: http://www.uen.org/oer/ Utah OER Access it here: http://oerutah.org/
  10. 10. Evaluation Rubrics, Checklists and Tools *Note: Some of these evaluation tools align with the Common Core, which might not be important for classes in academia. Please investigate them to see if they fit your needs. Achieve's OER rubrics Achieve.org has developed eight OER rubrics as well as an evaluation tool to help users determine the degree of alignment of OER to the Common Core State Standards, and aspects of quality of OER. More OER Rubrics training materials can be found through Archieve.org website. [Summarized] Rubrics for Evaluating Open Education Resources Objects This 2-page rubric is a synthesis version of the eight (8) separate rubrics for the evaluation of OERs created by ACHIEVE.org. It is meant as a ready reference for quick evaluation of an OER. (Credit: Created and shared by Rodney Birch of George Fox University.)
  11. 11. Evaluation Rubrics, Checklists and Tools Cont. Achieve Open Educational Resources Evaluation Tool Handbook This handbook will guide a user through the process of evaluating an online resources using Achieve OER Evaluation Tool, which is hosted on OER Commons.org. iRubric: Evaluating OER rubric Questions to ask about the OER you are thinking of using. This rubric is developed by Sarah Morehouse with help from Mark McBride, Kathleen Stone, and Beth Burns is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. OER Evaluation Checklist
  12. 12. Evaluating A Resource You’ve found an OER. Congrats! Now you should go through a quick evaluation process to determine whether it’s right for your purposes. Also keep track of what might need to be improve so you can enhance the OER for your own purposes. Link To Form
  13. 13. Criteria ● Quality Peer Review available or used ● Reputation of author/ institution is transparent ● Pedagogical methods are sound ● Allows for customization or refinement ● Appropriateness Content is accurate Sources are identified and cited ● Some alignment with a learning outcome or course objective ● Appropriate reading/ domain level for your students ● Technical ● High technical quality (clear visuals, high production value) ● Clear licensing declaration (Creative Commons License present, in the Public Domain, etc.) License to remix or share again
  14. 14. Additional Considerations 1. Does this OER cover the content you'd like your students to learn in this course or module? 2. How accessible is this content? Will it be accessible for your students or is it too technical? Or, vice versa, is it robust and challenging enough for your students? 3. How can you use the content? Verify the license that the resource is under. Can you remix or revise the OER as long as it isn't for commercial purposes? Who do you have to recognize if you use it? Will you be able to do so? For more help with this, please contact the library or read more about our resources. 4. Once you determine how you can use the OER, what would you like to do with it? Does only a portion of it apply to your class? Would you possibly want to combine this OER with another OER or resource? Does the library have access to articles that could act as supplemental readings? (For more information about the legalities of this, please contact the eReserves department). 5. As you collect more OER and other resources, save them in a central location. Take note of how you envision using them. Align these resources with the learning objectives and weekly lessons on your syllabus in order to identify gaps.
  15. 15. Results! Form Results Here! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1r6p7pazIgaHYgNFlD_RTplMQhYXKszzHwp2a_9ut QII/edit?usp=sharing

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