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An introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)
In this free course, An introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER), you will look at some institutional OER initiatives. These will include MIT's open courseware, Carnegie Mellon's Open Learning Initiative and The Open University's OpenLearn. You will get a flavour of how different OER initiatives design and present the content for their audiences. This OpenLearn course will also give you the opportunity to find, discuss and redesign some OER material. You can choose your audience for the material and redesign it to fit their needs.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course you should be able to:
- understand and have a better knowledge of some of the choices that practitioners make about ways of applying technologies for a variety of learners across the globe in education, training or professional development
- understand and have a better knowledge of the potential and actual advantages of open educational resources, and how these might benefit learners in a wide range of contexts.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Open Educational Resources (OER)
- 2 An introduction to OER
- 3 Exploring OER
- 4 Redesigning some OER
- 5 An interactive quiz question about OER
- 6 Ideas for further reading and exploration
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