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ODL 130: Introduction to Open Educational Resources

Delivery: Self-paced, asynchronous

Time requirements: 6-8 hours

Duration: 365-day access

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for this course once they have completed all course content and activities and passed all quizzes. Please note the course must be completed within 365 days of enrolling, otherwise, participants will need to re-enroll in the course to earn a certificate.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are becoming increasingly popular as more educators and institutions recognize their benefits. Many institutions in higher education are embracing OER as one of the ways to provide high-quality educational materials that can be freely accessed, shared, and modified, which makes education more accessible and affordable. The trend of OER includes the development of open textbooks, online courses, and educational resources that are openly licensed and available to anyone. 

In this workshop, participants will learn about the different types of OER, including open textbooks, online courses, and educational videos. Participants will also learn how to find, evaluate, and use OER effectively in their teaching with proper licenses. In addition, participants will explore open pedagogy strategies, such as open assignments, student-generated content, and co-creation of knowledge.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the meaning of OER.
  • Identify ways to search and evaluate OER.
  • Differentiate the concepts of open licensing, public domain, and all rights reserved copyrights.
  • Identify the steps for creating, adopting, and adapting OER, and properly attribute them.
  • Explain and apply OER-enabled pedagogy.

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