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Are you interested in creating your own open educational resources? This free course, Creating open educational resources, will help you to write a learning course and provide you with links to various resources for open-learning materials. You will learn about the different purposes of self-instruction and receive advice about the techniques and strategies to help the learner.
At the end of this free course you will:
- be able to state your own motivation for producing and using OERs
- have evaluated some examples of educational resources for active open learning
- be able to plan a structured learning experience using a range of resources
- be able to produce, release and use OER
- have considered how to evaluate your teaching resource
- understand the main issues around copyright and licensing, and be able to apply the appropriate licence to your OER
- understand the drivers in having an open approach to teaching, learning and knowledge that will enable you to make a case for OER at your own institution.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 What is open learning and why OERs?
- 2 What makes a good OER?
- 3 Finding and evaluating OERs
- 4 Copyright and OER
- 5 The pedagogy of open learning
- 6 Tools for creating an OER
- 7 Making the case for OER
- Keep on learning
Study this free course
Enrol to access the full course, get recognition for the skills you learn, track your progress and on completion gain a statement of participation to demonstrate your learning to others. Make your learning visible!
Creating open educational resources
This unit introduces you to the concepts of:
- open educational resources (OERs)
- issues involved in the creation, use and re-use, and pedagogy of OERs
- a range of tools and media to support you in developing your own teaching and learning practices.
It will provide you with the skills and confidence to engage in further OER work as both creator and user.
Copyright & revisions
Originally published: Tuesday, 19th February 2013
Last updated on: Tuesday, 19th February 2013
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