Teachers sharing resources online
Teachers sharing resources online

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Teachers sharing resources online

Teachers sharing resources online

Introduction

This unit is designed to help you learn about how learning resources can be shared using online repositories, i.e. websites that allow for the uploading of electronic materials that can then be used and adapted by others. The unit comes about through collaboration between The Open University and TSL Education Ltd, the company behind one of the leading examples of such websites – TES Connect [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . While the unit draws its examples and activities from this site its principles are designed so that they may be applied to others. These include international sites, local sites perhaps provided by regional grids for learning, academy chains or teaching school alliances, or individual school’s websites or virtual learning environments (VLEs).

The unit is organised in five sections: an overview, sections on finding and selecting resources, evaluating and adapting them, sharing your own resources and, finally, a conclusion with a quiz.

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