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Open Educational Resources


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Illinois Open Educational Resources

The Illinois Open Educational Resources (IOER) provides open access to curate, share, and create Open Educational Resources (OER). Achieve provides rubrics, guidance, and training to help states, K-12 school districts, and teachers use and evaluate OER, and to align OER to Common Core States Standards (CCSS).

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Open Educational Resources

  1. 1. Open Educational Resources CC BY Achieve 2015
  2. 2. Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license. These resources may be used free of charge, distributed without restriction and modified without permission. OER range from small-scale learning objects, such as classroom activities, to full lessons, units and textbooks. Open Educational Resources (OER) Definition 2
  3. 3. Achieve ( )convenes leaders from across states to come together to share their experiences and tackle common challenges. Achieve manages: American Diploma Project Network, the PARCC consortium, and the Next Generation Science Standards development effort. To help states, districts, teachers, and other users determine the degree of alignment of OER to the Common Core State Standards, and to determine aspects of quality of OER, Achieve provides: • OER Rubrics and Training Materials • Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubrics About Achieve 3
  4. 4. Illinois Open Educational Resources (IOER) 4 IOER ( provides open access and tools for curating, sharing and creating OER.
  5. 5. Benefits of OER 5 Source: Wiley, David. Defining the “Open” in Open Content. As states implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), they have the opportunity to leverage the “common” in the CCSS by sharing exemplary tools, resources and practices. Educators can leverage the larger scale created by common standards by sharing OER aligned to the CCSS. Educators can engage with OER in the following ways: • Retain — The right to make, own and control copies of the content (e.g., download, duplicate, store and manage) • Revise — Adapt and improve OER so that they better meet the needs of teachers and students • Remix — Combine OER to produce new open materials • Reuse — Use the original or new versions of OER in different contexts • Redistribute — Make copies and share the original OER or new versions, free of traditional copyright restrictions
  6. 6. Online Resources vs. OER 6 Online Resources  Available only digitally on the Internet  May or may not contain an open license that allows for their free sharing and reuse  May have a traditional copyright license OER  May be available online or in a nondigital format (such as a printed, open textbook)  Must contain open licenses that allow for their free sharing and reuse
  7. 7. 7 : Importance of Communicating About OER In Achieve’s work with educators regarding OER, one of the most frequently cited barriers to using OER in the classroom is lack of knowledge among educators about OER.
  8. 8. Using OER 8 • As states and districts transition to new college- and career-ready standards, teachers need access to instructional materials that are high quality, aligned to standards and adaptable to support use in a variety of classrooms. • States and districts need ways to ensure that instructional materials, in whatever format they are available, are quality and aligned to standards. Copyright restrictions on traditional instructional materials can keep teachers from adapting and sharing quality resources that best suit their instructional needs. • The use of a blended approach to instructional materials that includes traditional, digital and open educational resources offers teachers the opportunity to use, freely share and adapt quality, standards-aligned resources to meet the needs of classrooms. The Illinois Open Educational Resources (IOER) ( offers open access to curate, share and create OER.
  9. 9. Determining the Quality and Alignment of OER 9 A second barrier to using OER is questions about the quality of OER and where to find quality OER. IOER has online evaluation tools used to evaluate resources and learning standards alignment including the Achieve OER rubric and a derivative of the Achieve rubrics for ELA/literacy and mathematics. • Achieve is developing guidance for using each of the above measures of quality, both separately and together in a quality review process.
  10. 10. Example of an OER on Illinois Open Educational Resources 10 Resource Ratings Including: Achieve OER Rubric and CCSS Rubrics (a derivative of Achieve’s CCSS Rubrics. Licensing
  11. 11. Learn More About IOER 11 Visit the IOER User Guide to learn more.
  12. 12. Begin Using IOER 12 • Register to create an account. • Open your library. • Follow other libraries and learning lists. • Curate, share, and create OER. • Go to Info for the User Guide.
  13. 13. 13 Learn About OER • Review OER Resources. • Register with IOER. • Like and Follow the OER Library. • Join this library to curate resources about OER.
  14. 14. Questions? 14 • Review the User Guide • Configure IOER widgets for your website • See the IOER Developer Documentation • Submit a questions from the Contact Us page at the bottom of the site.