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Faculty Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER): OER Explained
Knowing your way around CC will help you make the most of the Open Access (OA) and open educational resources (OER) movements. This book represents the first-ever print complement to the CC Certificate program, providing in-depth coverage of CC licenses, open practices, and the ethos of the Commons.
Our mission is to expand access to education by promoting awareness and adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER). Over 250 colleges have joined us and many more participate in our activities and use resources on the website.
ODEPO (Open Database of Educational Projects and Organizations) is a wiki-database of organizations involved in providing educational content online. Currently, ODEPO includes more than a thousand sites affiliated with various organizations, the majority of which were provided to us by educational repositories involved in the creation and expansion of Open Educational Resources (OER).
A global network of educational institutions, individuals and organizations that support an approach to education based on openness, including collaboration, innovation and collective development and use of open educational materials. The Open Education Consortium is a non-profit, social benefit organization registered in the United States and operating worldwide.
The Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides leadership, international networking and support for educators and educational institutions to achieve their objectives through Open Education.
Open Educational Resources Network in Oregon State - learn about OER events and Browse or search the Resources to find out what Oregon community college instructors are using to reduce textbook costs in their courses. If you see a name and email address, feel free to contact that person about their class.
This website is dedicated to providing easy pathways for faculty to learn, find, use and apply OER. The major features include:
Learn OER: In addition to how to use open licenses and locate existing OER, the self-paced modules walk you through how to incorporate open educational resources into your teaching practice.
Find OER: A categorized search guide for all types of OER. We’ve broken down these resources to help you choose those that best fit your needs. For each you’ll find a list of unique traits, licensing information, and an example of how to attribute the source.
Q&A: A community help center where users can freely post questions and answers on OER topics. This knowledge base is also searchable.
OER Stories: Our WA CTC faculty share their personal journeys in using OER. If you are interested in telling your story, please contact us.
OER News: The OER news distribution center for WA CTC system. If you have any OER information to share or promote (or show off), such as an OER professional development event at your campus, new study results, or local OER training opportunities, please contact us.
Please contact us if you would like assistance or have questions:
From the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). This is a code of best practices in fair use devised specifically by and for the academic and research library community. It enhances the ability of librarians to rely on fair use by documenting the considered views of the library community about best practices in fair use, drawn from the actual practices and experience of the library community itself.
From the American University School of Communication, Center for Media and Social Impact (CMSI). This document is a code of best practices that helps creators, online providers, copyright holders, and others interested in the making of online video interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use.
From the American University School of Communication, Center for Media and Social Impact (CMSI). This document is a code of best practices designed to help those preparing OpenCourseWare (OCW) to interpret and apply fair use under United States copyright law.
Scroll down to locate the "OER 101: How to Use Open Educational Resources" course. This 2-week, asynchronous, online course is designed for faculty and staff who have never experienced Open Educational Resources (OER) or who are just getting started implementing OER. Participants will be introduced to the basic terminologies of OER such as open license, public domain, and copyright. Participants will also have opportunities to practice applying these concepts into the practice.
This course walks you through techniques to incorporate Open Educational Resources (OER) into your teaching practice. The course will cover the fundamental aspects of OER including open licensing and public domain. It focuses on providing practical guidance in locating and applying openly available resources.
This is a short course consisting of 9 modules.
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Understanding OER
Module 3: Open License
Module 4: Creative Commons
Module 5: Finding OER
Module 6: Sharing OER
Module 7: Public Domain
Module 8: Accessibility
Module 9: Why OER Matters
The Certificate is an in-depth course about CC licenses, open practices and the ethos of the Commons. The course is composed of readings, quizzes, discussions, and practical exercises to develop learners’ open skills.
Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY license.