What are they?
Finding and evaluating them
Creating and licensing them
By Kathleen Stone and Sarah Morehouse
 Online delivery method
 But can have a physical version
 Any format or medium
 Any genre
 Any size/length or level o...
 Open Textbooks are one kind of OER
 Free
 Online
 Often customizable by the professor
 Many have the same kinds of e...
 15 peer reviewed FREE ONLINE textbooks in
critical subject areas
 Will be published this fall through SUNY
Press
 The ...
FREE
 No cost to access
 Can link to it
OPEN
 No cost to access
 Can link to it
 Can copy and share copies
 Sometime...
 Copyright allows major content providers
(publishers, vendors) to:
 Make content too expensive
 Put up barriers to goo...
 Opt-in system of license that allows the
copyright owner to specify what
permissions are automatically granted:
 Make c...
 Creative Commons:
http://search.creativecommons.org
 Google Advanced Search:
http://www.google.com/advanced_search
 OER Commons:
http://www.oercommons.org/
 MERLOT:
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm
 Connexions: http://cnx.org
 The Orange Grove:
http://florida.theorangegrove.org/og/access
/home.do
 Vimeo: https://vim...
 OER Assessment Rubric –
http://www.rcampus.com/rubricshowc.cfm?
code=L9WC6X&sp=yes
 Enlightened self-interest - participate in
something that benefits you
 Gain a wider audience
 Improve higher educatio...
 Make sure others can translate it and adapt
it for local needs
 Non-proprietary format (a.k.a. open format)
 Allow der...
 What if somebody uses it in an
inappropriate context or changes it in a bad
way?
 It doesn’t reflect on you any more th...
 OER Authoring Tools -
http://subjectguides.esc.edu/oerauthoringto
ols
 Some you install, some you use online
 Some fre...
 You need to own the copyright
 Your co-authors agree to it
 It’s not a work for hire
 You didn’t sign the copyright o...
 Creative Commons License Chooser
http://creativecommons.org/choose/
 Put it out there:
 MERLOT and YouTube/Scribd/Slideshare are
good places to start.
 Share it with your colleagues
 Giv...
Open Educational Resources - what are they; finding and evaluating them; creating and licensing them
Open Educational Resources - what are they; finding and evaluating them; creating and licensing them
Open Educational Resources - what are they; finding and evaluating them; creating and licensing them
Open Educational Resources - what are they; finding and evaluating them; creating and licensing them
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by Sarah Morehouse, Librarian at Empire State College
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Open Educational Resources - what are they; finding and evaluating them; creating and licensing them

  1. 1. What are they? Finding and evaluating them Creating and licensing them By Kathleen Stone and Sarah Morehouse
  2. 2.  Online delivery method  But can have a physical version  Any format or medium  Any genre  Any size/length or level of granularity
  3. 3.  Open Textbooks are one kind of OER  Free  Online  Often customizable by the professor  Many have the same kinds of editorial support and peer review as traditional textbooks
  4. 4.  15 peer reviewed FREE ONLINE textbooks in critical subject areas  Will be published this fall through SUNY Press  The IITG grant got renewed, so keep your ears open for the next call for proposals.
  5. 5. FREE  No cost to access  Can link to it OPEN  No cost to access  Can link to it  Can copy and share copies  Sometimes can create derivative works  No need to ask permission  No royalties
  6. 6.  Copyright allows major content providers (publishers, vendors) to:  Make content too expensive  Put up barriers to good educational practice  Creative Commons is a workaround within the copyright system  Copyright owners can opt in to Creative Commons
  7. 7.  Opt-in system of license that allows the copyright owner to specify what permissions are automatically granted:  Make copies and share copies  Make derivative works  And to whom:  Everyone or non-commercial only?  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
  8. 8.  Creative Commons: http://search.creativecommons.org  Google Advanced Search: http://www.google.com/advanced_search
  9. 9.  OER Commons: http://www.oercommons.org/  MERLOT: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm
  10. 10.  Connexions: http://cnx.org  The Orange Grove: http://florida.theorangegrove.org/og/access /home.do  Vimeo: https://vimeo.com  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/
  11. 11.  OER Assessment Rubric – http://www.rcampus.com/rubricshowc.cfm? code=L9WC6X&sp=yes
  12. 12.  Enlightened self-interest - participate in something that benefits you  Gain a wider audience  Improve higher education and help control the costs  Make it easier for your colleagues to reuse and repurpose your work
  13. 13.  Make sure others can translate it and adapt it for local needs  Non-proprietary format (a.k.a. open format)  Allow derivative works  Make it accessible for people with disabilities  Make it accessible for people with old/slow technology
  14. 14.  What if somebody uses it in an inappropriate context or changes it in a bad way?  It doesn’t reflect on you any more than it would if they had cited you.  They have to link back to your original, so people will see what you actually intended.  You can add instructions or recommendations for use.
  15. 15.  OER Authoring Tools - http://subjectguides.esc.edu/oerauthoringto ols  Some you install, some you use online  Some free and open source, others just free
  16. 16.  You need to own the copyright  Your co-authors agree to it  It’s not a work for hire  You didn’t sign the copyright over to a publisher/journal  You’ve cleared the copyrights for any other works that are part of it
  17. 17.  Creative Commons License Chooser http://creativecommons.org/choose/
  18. 18.  Put it out there:  MERLOT and YouTube/Scribd/Slideshare are good places to start.  Share it with your colleagues  Give it a title and keywords (metadata, tags) that will help people find it

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