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Creating open educational resources
Creating open educational resources

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6 Tools for creating an OER

In planning your learning resource, you need to keep four questions in mind.

  1. What are you trying to achieve with this teaching course – what are your aims?
  2. What activities do you wish the learners to engage with in order to demonstrate or achieve those aims – what are the learning objectives or outcomes, and how are they to be assessed?
  3. How will you evaluate the effectiveness of what you have produced?
  4. In the light of the evaluation, how will you change 1 and 2 above?

When you meet your learners face-to-face, it is relatively straight forward to answer question 3. Even before an assignment is marked or any informal question is answered, the learner’s body language gives plenty of feedback as to the success of your activities. In producing OERs you don't have such quick feedback, although some research into the The Open University’s OERs has taken place.

Watch the video below for a brief introduction to creating an OER.

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