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Finding and sharing resources


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Slides to support a workshop at a University of Suffolk teaching and learning day on 14 December 2016. The workshop looked at challenges involved in sourcing digital resources for learning and teaching, and discussed the role that OER might play. We also looked briefly at the Jisc resource and app store, in beta at December 2016.

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Finding and sharing resources

  1. 1. Finding and sharing resources for learning University of Suffolk, 14 December 2016 Image source: Pixabay
  2. 2. Changing resources Image source: Pixabay
  3. 3. Changing discovery Image source: Pixabay
  4. 4. Engagement 30/11/2016 Resourcing the digital learner Image source: Pixabay
  5. 5. Finding digital resources for teaching Image source: Pixabay Image source: Pixabay Share your tips, sources and challenges Padlet link:
  6. 6. Open Educational Resources (OER) Image source: Pixabay
  7. 7. Two definitions of OER »“Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission.” (from OER Commons) »“Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.” (from the Hewlett Foundation) 14/12/2016 5 R’s: reuse, remix, revise, redistribute, retain
  8. 8. Open education ‘…open education is not limited to just open educational resources. It also draws upon open technologies that facilitate collaborative, flexible learning and the open sharing of teaching practices that empower educators to benefit from the best ideas of their colleagues. It may also grow to include new approaches to assessment, accreditation and collaborative learning'. (CapeTown Open Education Declaration, 2008) Beetham, H., Falconer, I., McGill, L. and Littlejohn, A. Open practices: briefing paper. JISC, 2012
  9. 9. Some open educational practices Open Access Open standardsOpen source Open educational practices Open educational resources (OER) Open badges Open data Open content Open courseware Jisc Open educational resources guide
  10. 10. Some aspirations of OEP/OER Image source: drawn by Anna Page for the OEPScotland project CC-BY
  11. 11. Degrees of “open” »Creative Commons »Licence chooser choose/ »Creative Commons explained 14/12/2016
  12. 12. Examples of platforms using CC 14/12/2016
  13. 13. Some educational OER collections »Humbox »Languagebox »Xpert »Khan Academy »OER Commons »MERLOT
  14. 14. Prospects for open practice »How could open educational practices/OER help you: › develop your practice as a teacher? › increase the range of resources available to your students/learners? »What would need to happen for open educational practices/OER to be an attractive option for you?
  15. 15. ALT Open Ed SIG
  16. 16. Some free CPD resources »OpenLearn (The Open University) › An introduction to open educational resources › Creating open educational resources › Badged open courses »Open Educational Practices in Scotland project › Becoming an open educator »How to make an open online course (OU/OEPS) »Get up to speed with OER (SUNY Empire State College)
  17. 17. Tips on finding OER »Finding free content available for reuse (Leeds University Library) »Open educational resources guide (Institute of Education Library) »The Open Professionals Education Network in the US has a page on how to find OER » Jisc OER guide – note a more up-to- date brief guide is available on request 14/12/2016
  18. 18. 6 top tips »It’s ok to start small »Be realistic »Get some basic licensing know-how »Watch out for ‘open washing’ – look for a CC licence »Be social »Think digital capability – for your students/learners, your colleagues and yourself 14/12/2016
  19. 19. What’s in the pipeline? Image source: Pixabay
  20. 20. Store » »Still in beta »So far tested with the ALT OPENEDSIG list »New Jiscmail list »Project site »Contact me for more details of beta testing 14/12/2016
  21. 21. Example of a resource 14/12/2016
  22. 22. Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND Stay in touch Lis Parcell Subject specialist @lisparcell 14/12/2016