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This week introduced Open Educational Resources (OER) and the wide variety of forms they can take, as well as OER repositories. It also outlined how Creative Commons (CC) licensing works and what else should be considered when using shared resources. OER accessibility and meeting learners’ needs were also discussed. Accessibility will be covered in more detail next week.

Activity 5 Reflecting on progress

Timing: Allow about 20 minutes

Watch the video or read the transcript. In it, Rita reflects on the possibilities OER can offer to her as an educator. Take some time to make notes on the following questions:

  1. What opportunities or possibilities can OER offer you in your day-to-day work?
  2. What changes, if any, could you make to your practice or to the wider practice at your institution as a result of knowing about OER?
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