OER: Day One---The Definition and Value of OER
Submitted by Susan K. Cowles on May 11, 2014 - 9:45pm
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Posted on behalf of the AIR/OER Team
OER: The definition and value of OER
Welcome to day 1 of From Inquiry to Practice: A Guided Exploration of OER in Adult Education. Last Monday we posted a short self-assessment in the OER: Introduction discussion thread. Did you test your OER knowledge? Find out the answers to a couple of the questions in today’s presentation and discussion! Throughout the week, we will address the answers to the other topics from the self-assessment.
Today we will focus on the definition and value of OER. Please watch this short presentation and respond to the below questions. The video plays from the Screencast-o-matic server. If you are unable to access the video, you can also find the presentation in Google Docs.
- Based on the presentation, what are your questions about what is or is not an OER?
- What areas of your instruction/planning do feel would best benefit from the use of OER? Why?
If you are already using OER in your classroom, share one of your high quality resources and describe how you used it, what challenges or successes you experienced, and how your learners evaluated the resource, if applicable.