OER: Opening up the World of Learning


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Presentation from a workshop on OER given at the University of Bath Learning and Teaching Enhancement Office's Innovations Day on 12 May 2011.

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OER: Opening up the World of Learning

  1. 1. <ul><li>This resource has been released by the University of Bath as an Open Educational Resource. The materials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- ShareAlike licence (except the LTEO University of Bath Logo, CORRE diagram and external links). </li></ul><ul><li>If you adapt this resource for your own use please mark it as a derivative work of the original. </li></ul><ul><li>The licence information in the footer and LTEO University of Bath logos can be amended in the Slide Master (View>Master>Slide Master). </li></ul>
  2. 2. Open Educational Resources ‘ Digitised materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and reuse for teaching, learning and research.’ ( OECD ) What are your Dreams and Nightmares?
  3. 3. Objectives By the end of this session you should have: <ul><li>An introductory understanding of Open Educational Resources and the OSTRICH OER project at the University of Bath </li></ul><ul><li>Practice in discovering and evaluating open resources for use in learning and teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Experience of working with, remixing or creating openly available content </li></ul><ul><li>An awareness of the benefits, challenges and realities of working with Open Educational Resources </li></ul>
  4. 4. How did we get here? A brief background to OER… <ul><li>The roots of OER </li></ul><ul><li>International OER projects </li></ul><ul><li>OER in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>OER at [your institution] </li></ul>For more information see: go.bath.ac.uk/kmxk
  5. 5. What’s out there? Finding and evaluating OERs… <ul><li>How do you usually create your learning and teaching resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you usually source your materials? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do your students go to find supplementary learning materials? </li></ul>For you, what makes a quality or usable resource?
  6. 6. <ul><li>OpenLearn http:// openlearn.open.ac.uk / </li></ul><ul><li>OU Labspace http:// labspace.open.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>JorumOpen http:// open.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui </li></ul><ul><li>MIT OpenCourseWare http:// ocw.mit.edu/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>OER Africa http:// www.oerafrica.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Merlot http:// www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>OER Commons http:// www.oercommons.org/oer </li></ul><ul><li>Humbox http:// www.humbox.ac.uk / </li></ul><ul><li>Xpert http:// xpert.nottingham.ac.uk / </li></ul><ul><li>OER Dynamic Search Engine go.bath.ac.uk/q24b </li></ul>What’s out there? Finding and evaluating OERs…
  7. 7. What’s out there? Finding and evaluating OERs… go.bath.ac.uk/e7mf Criteria 2: Criteria 1: Resource: Found at: Resource: Found at: Resource: Found at: Resource: Found at:
  8. 8. What makes an OER? When is an OER open, usable and useful? From the last activity, what were the features of the quality OERs? <ul><li>Educational </li></ul><ul><li>Legal </li></ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul>
  9. 9. What makes an OER? The CORRE process of releasing learning materials as an OER… Diagram from the OTTER project at the BDRA, University of Leicester: go.bath.ac.uk/rsyz
  10. 10. What makes an OER legal? Who do your materials belong to? <ul><li>What is your University IP policy? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who do your learning and teaching materials belong to? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What if they’re published? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you externally funded? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do you know your copyright? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who does the content you use belong to? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you have permission to use it? Can you get permission? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you’re using materials in your teaching, can you use them for OERs? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What about other Intellectual Property rights? </li></ul>Who do your materials belong to?
  11. 11. What makes an OER legal? Working with openly licensed content… <ul><li>Finding Open content for your learning materials go.bath.ac.uk/vmwt </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons go.bath.ac.uk/0uet and other licence types </li></ul><ul><li>Including open content in your work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding a licence go.bath.ac.uk/olo8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compatible licences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attributing content go.bath.ac.uk/ryqs </li></ul></ul>For more information see the OER IPR Support Project: go.bath.ac.uk/opcy
  12. 12. Working with OER materials Creating materials with OER or converting materials for OER… Source existing OERs and open content to include in a learning resource for your own subject area or Take an existing learning resource of your own and convert to OER or Using our example learning materials [ link to a resource from your own institution that still needs to be converted to OER ] , decide what needs altering to make it ready for release as an OER
  13. 13. Working with OER materials Converting [add resource name] for release as an OER… Visit the original learning object here: [add link to pre-OER resource] See the OER version here: [add link to converted OER resource] Image of resource here
  14. 14. OER Benefits and Challenges Why will you engage with OERS and what is holding you back? Benefits Challenges
  15. 15. <ul><li>OERs : Getting Started guide available at: go.bath.ac.uk/OERintro </li></ul><ul><li>JISC Phase 2 OER Programme </li></ul><ul><li>OER Infokit (from Pilot Phase of the JISC/HEA OER Project) </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesis and Evaluation Report (from Pilot Phase of the JISC/HEA OER Project) </li></ul><ul><li>OER Impact Study by JISC </li></ul>Further information…