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Activity from Open Your Classroom to Open Educational Resources through LINCS Learning Portal

I am looking forward to better understanding and using appropriate OER material for my program's curriculum. In the past, my searches for materials have been rather disappointing because my searches weren't refined; I either got too much or too little and nothing seemed to fit. After this course, I am hoping to find usable, quality materials. It's out there, I just have to find it without spending exorbitant amounts of time lost down the rabbit hole of the internet. Who knows, maybe someday we might decide it is time to share our own curriculum.

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Liz Otterness's picture
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I have used the OER Commons successfully! I had tried before, but my searches were not filtered in such a way to produce useful resources. Now, I actually found things I hope to use in our curriculum. Some are CC; some are copyrighted. But I know to contact the copyrighted authors to ask for permissions. Easy. Also, since our team has many resources we created, I'll work with them to share. I can't wait to hold a meeting to show my colleagues what is at our fingertips. 

David J. Rosen's picture
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Liz,  what were you looking for on OER Commons, and what filter did you use? "Adult Education" under the "Education Level" category, or something else?

Everyone who uses Open Education Resources (OERs), where else should Liz be looking to find good adult basic skills (including ESL/ESOL) OER resources?

David J. Rosen, Moderator

LINCS CoP Integrating Technology group

David J. Rosen's picture
One hundred

Hello Liz, and others,

I wonder if you have looked at CrowdED learning. In particular for OERs, look at the Skill Directory. For example, if you are interested in OER Reading resources,  look at this page: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fi12x617uzdgv9q/CrowdED_Learning_Reading.pdf?dl=0

What do you think? Is this a resource that you and other teachers could use to quickly find usable, quality materials? CrowdED learning also encourages adult basic skills teachers and tutors who create or find resources that are not yet listed to suggest them using this form.

David J. Rosen, Moderator

LINCS CoP Integrating Technology group