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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.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- state personal motivation for producing and using OERs
- evaluate some examples of educational resources for active open learning
- plan a structured learning experience using a range of resources
- produce, release and use OER
- understand how to evaluate teaching resources.
- 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 course 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.
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Originally published: Friday, 1st April 2016
Last updated on: Friday, 1st April 2016
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