Category Archives: OER
Join in this exploration of how to find high quality content and materials for use in teaching and learning. Hear from leaders of OER organizations and faculty who have found effective and creative ways to incorporate these resources in a variety of settings – online, blended, and traditional courses.
You will learn how to find high quality content and materials for use in teaching and learning among Open Educational Resources (OER), which have been defined as “digitized materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research” (UNESCO).
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Open educational resources are educational materials and resources offered freely and openly for anyone to use and under some licenses to re-mix, improve and redistribute. Open educational resources include:
- Learning content: full courses, course materials, content modules, learning objects, collections, and journals.
- Tools: Software to support the creation, delivery, use and improvement of open learning content including searching and organization of content, content and learning management systems, content development tools, and on-line learning communities.
- Implementation resources: Intellectual property licenses to promote open publishing of materials, design-principles, and localization of content.
Here is a list of Websites that you can use to find OERs.
- MIT OpenCourseWare
- CoSN K-12 Open Technologies Leadership Initiative
- Creative Commons
- Project Gutenberg
- Open Yale Courses
- The OpenLearn – from Open University, UK
- Open Learning Initiative- Carnegie Mellon University
- 150 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection
- The Harvard Extension School’s Open Learning Initiative
- Podcasts and Webcasts of UC Berkeley
- Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE)
- Stanford Mini Med School