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Oer ppt

  1. 1. OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES By Amy Hammons
  2. 2. “READ NOT TO CONTRADICT NOR TO BELIEVE, BUT TO WEIGH AND CONSIDER.” Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
  3. 3. OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER)…  Students can access course material online from anywhere  Textbook costs can be prohibitive and utilizing free textbooks can improve the likelihood of students access education …improves access to education
  4. 4. OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER)…  Instructors do not need to reinvent the wheel, they can use existing resources and make it there own…giving them the time to improve instruction.  Instructors and colleges around the world have access to more courses and resources they may not have had prior. …improves quality
  5. 5. OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER)…  Some text books are upwards of $300. OER text books are free and can be printed for very little.  Tutoring serves are expensive. OER can provide free assistance to students. …reduces costs to students
  6. 6. OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER)…  New and exciting resources are available that creatively teach material to students.  Teachers and instructors don’t need to spend time developing a creative method for delivering EVERY SINGLE lesson plan. …adds variety in the classroom
  7. 7. OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER)…  Homogeny in education can lead to stagnation. Collaborating and expanding ideas promotes the instruction …encourages collaboration
  8. 8. CHALLENGES  Users must determine the resource’s credibility  Limited offerings may create homogeny of knowledge (if we all take the same five classes, we all have taken the same five classes)  Reverting to our inner-kindergarten. Educators can get territorial and not want to share.  Once it is shared, it is always shared. Creative commons license are non-revocable.  Time! Using OER can require significant upfront time commitments to find and/or develop the resources..

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