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OER
Benefits &
Challenges
Emma Clausen
In fulfillment of course requirements:
“How to Use Open Educational
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“Swing Jumping” by wsilver is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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“Kids Cubbies, Cubby house furniture and Kids playground equipment” by Matt’s Homes is licensed under CC BY-SA...
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“Playground Ages 2-5” by Sadie Hernandez is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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“Sandbox” by ericaxel is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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“Teeter-Totter” by Neal Jennings is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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“Playground porthole view, Falls Lake” by Nathania Johnson is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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“Enjoying the view from up high” by Ken Bosma is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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OER Benefits & Challenges

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OER Benefits & Challenges

  1. 1. OER Benefits & Challenges Emma Clausen In fulfillment of course requirements: “How to Use Open Educational Resources” Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges Winter Cohort 2014 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. “On open educational resources -- Beyond definitions” by opensourceway is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
  2. 2. Benefit #1 F R E E “Swing Jumping” by wsilver is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Students have access to free or low-cost alternatives to traditionally published textbooks
  3. 3. E N G A G E “Kids Cubbies, Cubby house furniture and Kids playground equipment” by Matt’s Homes is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Benefit #2 Students can interact with content in dynamic ways through options like streaming media and online games and assessments
  4. 4. A C C E S S “Leeford FC at London Playing Fields Foundation Spring Football Festival, 16 June 2012” by Paul Wiklinson is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Benefit #3 Free and low cost alternative course materials open doors and level the playing field for students Faculty can be confident that all students have access to course materials
  5. 5. C O N N E C T “Leila and Austin - Our Grandkids with Siesta Key sand castle.” by Jim Mullhaupt is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Benefit #4 Faculty can connect with other faculty across the state, country, and globe
  6. 6. C L I M B “Playground Ages 2-5” by Sadie Hernandez is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Benefit #5 Faculty can take small steps in implementing OER content such as adding images, streaming media, or individual course modules or assessments
  7. 7. Challenge #1 P L A Y “Sandbox” by ericaxel is licensed under CC BY 2.0 There are countless OER repositories and few places where these repositories are aggregated together which complicates the search process
  8. 8. B A L A N C E “Teeter-Totter” by Neal Jennings is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Challenge #2 The search, modification (if any), and implementation process is time consuming Faculty must find balance during the process
  9. 9. D I S C O V E R “Playground porthole view, Falls Lake” by Nathania Johnson is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Challenge #3 The “discoverability” of OER depends on its metadata - how it was described by its creator which can complicate the search process
  10. 10. E V A L U A T E “Enjoying the view from up high” by Ken Bosma is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Challenge #4 OER must be evaluated completely before implementation Although some OER are vetted and reviewed by the creator/institution faculty must critically review each OER for relevancy and accuracy
  11. 11. S U P P O R T “GMC NFL Monday Football Playground Build Lynn, MA” by United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Challenge #5 Faculty must have support from their department, colleagues, and institution to pursue OER opportunities

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