What the Heck Is OER?

Posted: 15/12/2015 by broadyesl in open access resource tools, open education resource tools, Uncategorized

Excerpt:

When I hear the term OER, I don’t automatically leap to “Open Educational Resources.” Perhaps it just doesn’t trip off my metaphorical tongue. Instead, my brain automatically translates it to “free online stuff to use in my classroom.”

When I hear the term OER, I don’t automatically leap to “Open Educational Resources.” Perhaps it just doesn’t trip off my metaphorical tongue. Instead, my brain automatically translates it to “free online stuff to use in my classroom.”

Officially, however, the term OER, according to The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, represents the “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.”

Read more here: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/what-heck-oer-heather-wolpert-gawron?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120915%20enews%20oer%20ngm&utm_content=&utm_term=fea1hed&spMailingID=13176782&spUserID=Mjg5OTU4NjQ2MzkS1&spJobID=680624560&spReportId=NjgwNjI0NTYwS0

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