7.3 Benefits for you
In many ways the biggest challenge is whether getting involved in using open education is something that you want to do. As with any activity, it takes time and energy. If you are involved in teaching, does the range of resources give you a better starting position than other approaches? Do the resources and approaches to pedagogy that are supported by OER suit your students and learning? If you are trying to persuade other people, are there benefits that will help the organisation to change?
Activity 17: retaking the quiz
Now that you’ve come to the end of this free course, you may want to retake the quiz to see how far you’ve come. We hope that you found the course useful and informative, and that as you go forward you will consider embedding open educational resources and practises into your own teaching and learning practice.
OERs have the potential to spark radical change; they also offer ways to bring in new learners and find new ways of working. Review the reasons that fit with what you need to do and plan what you need to do to do more – if necessary, revisit the sections about identifying, finding and learning with OERs. Good luck.