OER for Anthropology

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Preliminary thoughts on the benefits and challenges when using open educational resources (OER) for teaching anthropology.

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OER for Anthropology

  1. 1. BENEFIT #1: FREE COURSEWARE
  2. 2. BENEFIT #2: CLARITY ABOUT USE OF IMAGES
  3. 3. BENEFIT #3: REMOTE ACCESS TO FIELD SITES
  4. 4. BENEFIT #4: CLASSIC TEXTS IN PUBLIC DOMAIN
  5. 5. BENEFIT #5: EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS
  6. 6. CHALLENGE #1: INFORMATION OVERWHELM
  7. 7. CHALLENGE #2: HUGE CONTENT GAPS IN AVAILABLE COLLECTION
  8. 8. CHALLENGE #3: QUALITY OF RESOURCES
  9. 9. CHALLENGE #4: TIME-CONSUMING TO LOCATE
  10. 10. CHALLENGE #5: ONCE PUBLISHED, CREATIVE COMMON LICENSES ARE NON-REVOCABLE
  11. 11. IMAGE SOURCES Slide 2. MIT Open Courseware (partial list). Retrieved January 24, 2014, from http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/anthropology/ [Creative Commons SA 3.0: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ ] Slide 3. Curtis, E. (1910). Kwakiutl Indians in boat, British Columbia. Edward S. Curtis Collection, Library of Congress. Retrieved January 24, 2014, from http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3c06761/?co=ecur [Public Domain] Slide 4. Dundurn Castle National Historic Site in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Day of Archaeology 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2014, from http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/day-of-archaeology-at-dundurn-castle-nationalhistoric-site-in-hamilton-ontario-canada/ [Creative Commons SA 3.0: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/] Slide 5. Malinowski, B. (1922). Argnonauts of the Western Pacific. Retrieved January 24, 2014, from https://archive.org/stream/argonautsofweste00mali#page/n0/mode/1up [Internet Archive Terms of Use: https://archive.org/about/terms.php ] Slide 6. Goodall , J. (2009). What Separates us from Chimpanzees? TED . (Video). Retrieved January 24, 2014, from http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_goodall_on_what_separates_us_from_the_apes.htm l [TED Terms of Use: http://www.ted.com/pages/terms_of_use]
  12. 12. IMAGE SOURCES (CONTINUED) Slide 7. Eyes Googly. Retrieved January 24, 2014, from http://openclipart.org/detail/5442/eyes-googly-by-ted [Public Domain] Slide 8. Grand Canyon. (2010). National Park Service. Retrieved January 24, 2014, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/grand_canyon_nps/5476830329/in/set72157626136162880 [Public Domain] Slide 9. Question mark. Retrieved January 24, 2014, from http://openclipart.org/detail/119881/question-cedric-bosdonna-01-byanonymous [Public Domain] Slide 10. Alarm clock. Retrieved January 24, 2014, from http://openclipart.org/detail/134131/alarm-clock-is--angry-by-olku [Public Domain] Slide 11. Empty box thinking. Retrieved January 24, 2014, from http://openclipart.org/detail/5173/empty-box-thinking-by-bsantos [Public Domain]

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