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OER Workshop at Manchester Community College


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Slides supporting an interactive workshop on finding, using, and creating open educational resources (OERs).

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OER Workshop at Manchester Community College

  1. 1. Become a part of the global open content movement! @jbj / Manchester Community College, 21 May 2014
  2. 2. Agenda • What does OER mean? Should I care? • How can I find OER? • How can I use OER? • How can I make OER? • Final thoughts
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  4. 4. “Open” • Open access refers to content—for research, teaching, or any other purpose—that is publicly available. (Ex: Neo-Victorian Studies) • Open source software refers to software with publicly available source code, licensed for reuse. (Ex: Firefox, Zotero)
  5. 5. –United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.
  6. 6. Finding OER
  7. 7. To the Computers! • Please try some of these tools to find a couple of Open Educational Resources relevant to you • Add one or two to the Google Doc • Report out
  8. 8. Using OERs
  9. 9. • Bootstrap a new course • Freshen a particular topic or unit • Find additional support for diverse student needs • Flipped classrooms
  10. 10. • Standardize common courses in a department/ program • Curate collections of Open Educational Resources • Peer review Open Educational Resources
  11. 11. How Can I Create OER?
  12. 12. The Costs of “Open”
  13. 13. Thanks.! Jason B. Jones! @jbj!!!!