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classified ads for open educational resources
Sara Frank Bristow | Salient Research | @salientresearch
#OER14 | Newcastle,...
Who’s here?
• “What is OER?”
• “I’d use OER in my classroom, but I
don’t know where to find it.”
• “How do I know if it’s any good?”
Where do people talk about OER?
Face-to-Face Meetings
16%
Conferences
15%
Personal e-mails
15%
Twitter
8%
Private Mailing Lists
8%
Assorted Web Sites
7%
B...
Not really creating an “OER footprint” for other users
“Why doesn’t someone just build a
Craigslist for OER?”
- me, c. 2013
Craigslist online classified ads is…
• Ubiquitous in US cities
• Ugly, but easy to use
• Low bandwidth (this still
matters...
…so I built one
OER Exchange: free & open classifieds for OER
• Built by Salient Research
• Has RSS feed and can scrape
other RSS feeds
• ...
What would someone post?
• “Has anyone found good post-graduate astronomy resources?”
• “I don’t understand ‘open licensin...
Feedback please!
• Please visit http://oerexchange.org/ (oerx.org)
• Post something you want to share, and/or want to find...
Thank you! Feedback? Questions?
This presentation:
OERX: http://oerexchange.org/ (oerx.org)
Sara Frank Bristow | Salient R...
OER Exchange (OERX.org): The New Communication Tool for OER Practitioners (OER14, Newcastle UK)
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OER Exchange (OERX.org): The New Communication Tool for OER Practitioners (OER14, Newcastle UK)

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A low-bandwidth, Craigslist like online "classified ads" for educators and others in open education

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OER Exchange (OERX.org): The New Communication Tool for OER Practitioners (OER14, Newcastle UK)

  1. 1. classified ads for open educational resources Sara Frank Bristow | Salient Research | @salientresearch #OER14 | Newcastle, UK |29 April 2014
  2. 2. Who’s here?
  3. 3. • “What is OER?” • “I’d use OER in my classroom, but I don’t know where to find it.” • “How do I know if it’s any good?”
  4. 4. Where do people talk about OER?
  5. 5. Face-to-Face Meetings 16% Conferences 15% Personal e-mails 15% Twitter 8% Private Mailing Lists 8% Assorted Web Sites 7% Blog Posts 7% Public Mailing Lists 6% Online Conferences 6% Webinars 4% Journals 4% Facebook 4% Survey results: How do we share info about OER?
  6. 6. Not really creating an “OER footprint” for other users
  7. 7. “Why doesn’t someone just build a Craigslist for OER?” - me, c. 2013
  8. 8. Craigslist online classified ads is… • Ubiquitous in US cities • Ugly, but easy to use • Low bandwidth (this still matters in some countries!) • Multi-purpose: buy/sell an item, find a date, rent an apartment, hire a painter • Free and open
  9. 9. …so I built one
  10. 10. OER Exchange: free & open classifieds for OER • Built by Salient Research • Has RSS feed and can scrape other RSS feeds • Low-bandwidth, simple, free and open • Searchable listings never expire, just lose priority • Anonymously post something or answer someone else’s post http://oerexchange.org/ (oerx.org)
  11. 11. What would someone post? • “Has anyone found good post-graduate astronomy resources?” • “I don’t understand ‘open licensing’. What should I read?” • “Check out this cool biology video I made with my grade 8 students!” • “I’m running an OER workshop in Kenya in 2016. Here’s the link.” • “I’m a researcher studying OER use in British universities. Could you please take my survey?” • “I need Arabic language resources. Where should I look?”
  12. 12. Feedback please! • Please visit http://oerexchange.org/ (oerx.org) • Post something you want to share, and/or want to find – or answer a question! • Share the URL with others in OER • Email/tweet your feedback/ideas for new categories, terminology tweaks, etc.
  13. 13. Thank you! Feedback? Questions? This presentation: OERX: http://oerexchange.org/ (oerx.org) Sara Frank Bristow | Salient Research | @salientresearch sara@salientresearch.net

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