OER is a global resource which can be used to provide information and further resources in relation to different fields. For example, the OER below for libraries provides “how to” video tutorials.
So this afternoon I have mostly been exploring Merlot – “on a Monday daytime?!” I hear you gasp! No, not the wine (for once) it’s an Open Educational Resource online search tool – try saying that after a few glasses! So what should you learn first when you have the entire world’s knowledge at your … Continue reading Dance Monkey →
Thing 12 from 23 Things focuses on Open Educational Resources (OERs). For an educational resource to be Open, it needs to be “Open data and content can be freely used, modified, and shared by anyone for any purpose” (The Open Definition). We were tasked with finding OERs that were relevant to Read more…
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Open Educational Resources I had some experience with OERs prior to this as we had used them at school, but I was unaware that they had grown to the extent that they have. It is interesting to see that it was, in fact, UNESCO that started the open education revolution, which now sees universities such … Continue reading Thing 12
Copyright The first example I am using is a Video of a Southwest Boeing 737-700 passenger airliner landing at Portland Airport (PDX). In the ‘Show More’ section of the video, it states that the media is posted with a “creative commons attribution licence (reuse allowed)”. By following this link, YouTube outlines that if you mark … Continue reading Thing 11
I have made the decision to take part in the 23 Things Programme. Being brutally honest, I’m not sure what I hope to gain out of this. Having said that, I’m keen to learn new things (particularly in the digital world) and add to my CPD. As I have got started and read the suggested…Read more My First Blog
Thing 12 of our 23 things is OER. I talk a lot about OER. Last week I was talking about it in Barcelona, this week I’m talking about it in Paris, in two weeks I’ll be in Berlin. I also write a bit about OER. On this blog and occasionally for case studies and articles. …
Open Books This is one of the Open Educational Resources available through the University of Edinburgh. I chose this OER because as I work in a library books seemed to relate to my field! All the scans provided through this OER are available for others to use under the Creative Commons CC-BY license.