Open Educational Resources (OER)
Wikipedia defines OER as:
This framework informs and guides the writing of learning objectives and learning assessment.
As part of this webquest activity you will be working in your assigned groups to:
- explain what are open educational resources within the context of a "culture of sharing"
- reflect on issues of quality surrounding the development and use of OER
- explain how OER can be integrated with your course content
To get started, distribute the links below across the members of each group.
Group 1, will do this webquest activity to create a comprehensive definition of OER, complete with examples and a brief analysis of how OER promote a "culture of sharing". The following weblinks will guide your quest:
- Wikipedia's OER definition
- Wikiversity on OER
- OER Commons
- UNESCO slides: Building a culture of sharing
- UNESCO - OER
- Bootstrapping a Culture of Sharing to Facilitate OER
Group 2, will examine issues of quality in the development and use of OER to make their own recommendations on criteria for a quality framework for assessing resources. The following weblinks will guide your quest:
- Achieve (rubrics for assessign OER)
- OER info kit
- Terry Anderson blog post on quality and usage of OER
- Wikieducator - Quality of OER
- Wikieducator - Evaluation of OER
- Educause - 7 things you should know about OER
- OTTER - University of Leicester
- Evaluating OER - Criteria from University of Maryland
- Wikieducator - OER Handbook (integrating OER in teaching and learning)
- OER info kit
- Integrating OER and Instructional design
- SCORE - Case studies
- HEA/JISC - OER integration case study
All groups will post the results of their quest to the OER discussion forum. Each group is allowed only one initial post and please indicate your group number in the subject line. The posts can be done in the form of text, video or sound files. Be as creative as you'd like, but make sure there's consensus within your group. Replies and comments to the initial posts are unlimited - please comment on the work of each group and ask questions.