5.6 If you want to know more ...

Each If you want to know more … section of the course thematically presents additional material and resources on the topics for that section of the course.

Understanding open practices and open educational resources

To develop your understanding of OER and OEP further, you could:

  • Delve deeper into the concept of ‘openness’ and where ‘open’ changes your approach to different (e.g. open access, open data or open research) Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] offer a great range of courses developed and run by the community on different topics such as copyright and open licensing.
  • Work through the Creating open educational resources course on OpenLearn.
  • Take a look at Edutopia’s ‘Open educational resources (OER): resource roundup’, which gives an overview of how and where to look for different types of OER, or open material for particular occasions or themes (e.g. national holidays).

Using open educational resources

Here is a selection of resources to explore:

Measuring impact

Open pedagogy

Twitter, blogging and social media

Open research and digital scholarship

Open tools

Here are some open tools that you could use or incorporate appropriately into your teaching:

Open data

Open accreditation and open badging 

Find out more about different ways open badges are being utilised by these organisations and initiatives: