from The Open University
Alternatively you can skip the navigation by pressing 'Enter'.
BBC Inside Science: Coral, LIGO and physicsThursday, 8th October 2015 23:00 - BBC Radio 4This week on BBC Inside Science: coral resilience, gravitational waves and Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Read more: BBC Inside Science: Coral, LIGO and physics
The Bottom Line: Autumn 2015: Crisis at VW: A Bottom Line SpecialSaturday, 10th October 2015 17:30 - BBC Radio 4
The Great British Year: SpringMonday, 12th October 2015 21:00 - BBC Four
The Secret Life of Books: Series Two: The Faerie QueeneTuesday, 13th October 2015 20:30 - BBC Four
The Great British Year: WinterAvailable until Friday, 6th November 2015 22:00A frozen nation, but not a wasteland... Read more: The Great British Year: Winter
The Bottom Line: Autumn 2015: Crisis at VW: A Bottom Line SpecialAvailable until Friday, 7th October 2016 20:00
The ascent of woman: RevolutionAvailable until Friday, 6th November 2015 02:15
The world’s busiest railway 2015 – Mumbai Railway: Episode 4Available until Friday, 6th November 2015 01:15
Volkswagen scandal will send costly ripples through auto industryWhat are the implications of the emissions scandal for the automative industry? This guest... Read more: Volkswagen scandal will send costly ripples through auto industry
OpenLearn Live: 8th October 2015Poetry day - and two villages that aren't there. Then more free learning across the day. Read more: OpenLearn Live: 8th October 2015
Innovation through representationInnovations are realised through design, and some of the most useful tools in the designers’... Try: Innovation through representation now
Succeed with maths – Part 1If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this short 8-week course is for... Try: Succeed with maths – Part 1 now
Creating open educational resources
Are you interested in creating your own open educational resources? This unit will help...
Are you interested in creating your own open educational resources? This unit will help you to write a learning unit 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 unit 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
Study this free course
Enrol to access the full course, get recognition for the skills you learn and track your progress. 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
- Creative-Commons: The Open University is proud to release this free course under a Creative Commons licence. However, any third-party materials featured within it are used with permission and are not ours to give away. These materials are not subject to the Creative Commons licence. See terms and conditions. Full details can be found in the Acknowledgements section.
- This site has Copy Reuse Tracking enabled - see our FAQs for more information.
If you enjoyed this, why not follow a feed to find out when we have new things like it? Choose an RSS feed from the list below. (Don't know what to do with RSS feeds?)
Remember, you can also make your own, personal feed by combining tags from around OpenLearn.