Merit: Discovering High-Quality OER


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Presentation given by Una Daly, OCW Consortium, at the MERIT conference at Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill Community College in California.

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  • Open Educational Resources: One-Day workshop on the use, re-use and re-purpose of OER by the Commonwealth of Learning is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  • Merit: Discovering High-Quality OER

    1. 1. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses. Discovering High-QualityOpen Educational Resources (OER) Una Daly Community College Outreach Manager OCW Consortium July 20, 2012
    2. 2. WelcomePlease introduce yourself, what you teach, and your interest in OER– Una Daly, facilitator • Community College Outreach Manager at the OCW Consortium
    3. 3. Agenda• Open Education Movement• What is OER?• The Power of OER for Learning• Finding OER with OER Commons• Other Sources of OER• Usage considerations
    4. 4. Community Colleges & OER • Enhance teaching & learning • Expand access to education • Join global open education Dr. Martha Kanter movementU.S. Undersecretary of Education (2009-12) Funded by William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
    5. 5. Open Courseware Mission“Advance formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high- quality education materials organized as courses.” Over 250 institutions, 46 Countries, 18,000 Courses, 4000 Translated
    6. 6. What are Open Educational Resources?U.S. Dept. of Education – 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 repurposing by others. cc-by donkyhotey/flickr adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 6
    7. 7. ExamplesIncludes – • Course materials • Lesson Plans • Modules or lessons • Open CourseWare (OCW) • Open textbooks • Videos • Images • Tests • Software • Any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support ready access to knowledge adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 7
    8. 8. Characteristics of OER• Digital – Easily modified – free distribution• Open License – Reuse, Revise, Remix, Redistribute• Low cost – Lowers barriers to education
    9. 9. What is an Open License?• Free: Free to access online, free to print• Open: Shared, usable and re-usable: licensing that is less restrictive than standard copyright adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 9
    10. 10. Creative Commons licensing• Works with existing copyright law• Promotes sharing• Internationally recognized• Author/creator can specify re-uses 10
    11. 11. Finding OER• OER Repositories – Content is located at repository• OER Referatories – Links to content contained in repositories
    12. 12. How to Search in OER CommonsStep 1: Go to http://oercommons.orgStep 2: Click on Advanced Search adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 12
    13. 13. How to Search in OER CommonsStep 3: Type in Keywords for what you teach adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 13
    14. 14. How to Search in OER CommonsStep 4: Using Additional Search Criteria 14
    15. 15. How to Search in OER CommonsStep 5: Grade Level Subject Mar Media FormatMaterial Type adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 15
    16. 16. 10 minute : Activity• Find and select resources for your classroom
    17. 17. Evaluating OER• R1: Degree of Alignment to Standards• R2: Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter• R3: Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching• R4: Quality of Assessment• R5: Quality of Technological Interactivity• R6: Quality of Instructional Tasks and Practice Exercises• R7: Opportunities for Deeper Learning• R8: Assurance of Accessibility
    18. 18. Discipline-specific Sources adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 18
    19. 19. K-12 OER Repositories• Curriki• CK-12• PhET Interactive Simulations• Connexions• Khan Academy• Open High School of Utah Creatiive Commons Wiki
    20. 20. Finding Images, Videos, Music
    21. 21. How to Make Best Use of OER• Enhance existing materials with OER• Enhance an existing OER – E.g. Translations, Images, etc.• Replace existing materials with OER• Invite students to generate OER cc-by-nc-ndeslenkphoto adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 21
    22. 22. Customize, Remix, and Organize–Interoperability–Accessibility–License type–Cultural relevance–Translations adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 22
    23. 23. Why Customize and Remix?• Adapt the material to make it more accessible for students with disabilities• Insert cultural specific references to it easier to understand• Translate it into another language• Correct any errors or inaccuracies• Keep the OER up to date by adding recent discoveries• Insert more media or links to other resources• Adapt it for a different grade level• Insert a different point of view to that originally given in the material adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 23
    24. 24. Making OER Sustainable• Openly license your own work• Contribute your work to OER repositories• Mentor others in use of OERs adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license
    25. 25. Thank you for attending! Contact Information Una Daly
    26. 26. Photo credits: Share IMG_4591 cc-by-sa La belle tzigane cc-by-sa Asian Library Interior 5 cc-by-nc-sa Petru cc-by-nc-sa Opensourceways cc-by-sa
    27. 27. Game Changer:Open Education Changes the Rules