Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Benefits and Challenges to OER


Published on

Benefits and challenges to OER

Published in: Education, Business, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Benefits and Challenges to OER

  1. 1. Leah Hannaford’s Thoughts on Open Educational Resources (OER)
  2. 2. Benefits to OER:  1 - The opportunity to save learners money  2 - The potential for long-term access to course materials  3 - The collaborative nature that OER offers  4 - The evolution of higher education – we live in a connected world – our educational resources will adapt to that world  5 - Enhancing subjects that change rapidly and preserving subjects that might disappear
  3. 3. Challenges to OER:  1 - Finding materials that have quality in all aspects  I can find materials with good video – I can find materials with decent practical exercises – can I find materials with both in all subjects?
  4. 4. Our current information systems:  2 - OER will need to be integrated into existing information systems  Systems used for resource retrieval and also instruction  3 - Time spent informing learners and teachers on how to find and incorporate OER
  5. 5. Articulating policies:  4 - Learners and faculty will need to Understand and be able to articulate differences in copyrights  5 - Maintaining stamina to create better systems  Integrating OER will require more than a few presentations on “why” and will need to move into the “how” – learners, faculty, and staff will have to work together to integrate OER