OER (open education resources) have gained ground in quality and access over the last decade. How did this movement start? Where is it going? How can OER benefit your learning programs? Answers to these questions will be provided by looking at examples of quality OER options for integration to online learning experiences. The bottom line: OER saves money, provides quality materials to the learning environment, and opens doors to education for students who in the past would not be able to afford higher-level learning programs.

In this session, you will learn about implementing OER to drive creative learning solutions. You will explore this process and examine several outstanding examples of OER currently being experienced by students around the world. You will learn principles of OER history/development and take away ideas on how to add engaging interaction to your design process. You will also learn about a variety of OER tools, development, and processes to assist in producing effective eLearning courses.

In this session, you will learn:

  • OER history
  • OER materials available to you right now
  • How to navigate CC licensing
  • The locations of several OER repositories to find open learning materials

Audience:
Novice designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
OER resources online, CC site, and licensing options.

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