Introduction to OER given at the Northern Rocky Mountain Education Research Association Annual Meeting in Park City, UT. Oct. 5, 2012. The first part of the deck is a remix/revision of some of David’s earlier slides. For those who’ve already seen David’s excellent intro to OER, skip to slide 37 for information on OER policy, implementation, business models, initiatives, and research.
The 4Rs Reuse – copy verbatimRedistribute – share with others Revise – adapt and edit Remix – combine with others
Over 400 Million Itemsusing CC licenses at end of 2010
The “Open” in OERfree permission to do the 4Rs
Internet OEREnables Allows sharing and educating at unprecedented scale
OER Policiesstate, institution, district, school
Utah R277-111-3. Educators Sharing Materials.A. Utah educators may share materials for noncommercial use thateducators have developed primarily for use in their own classes, courses or assignments.B. Utah educators may only share materials that they developedpersonally and may not unilaterally share materials that were purchased or developed by oron behalf of their public employer or the State.C. Utah educators may only share materials that are consistent with R277-515 Utah EducatorProfessional Standards. For example, educators may not share materials that advocate illegalactivities or that are inconsistent with their legal and role model responsibilities as publicemployees and licensed educators.D. Utah educators may share materials under a Creative CommonsLicense and shall be personally responsible for understanding and satisfying the requirementsof a Creative Commons License.E. The presumption of this rule is that materials may be shared. The presumption is that Utaheducators need not seek permission from their employers to sharepersonally-developed materials. However public school employers may providenotice to employees that materials developed with public school funds or during public schoolemployment must be reviewed by the employer prior to sharing or distribution.F. Public educators may not sell teacher curriculum materials developed in whole or in part withpublic education funds or developed within the employees scope of employment to Utaheducators.