OER Dilemma: Keep Searching or Make My Own?
Submitted by Heidi Schuler on June 14, 2019 - 8:38am
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Several times during the LINCS Open Math – Open Resources course the conversation shifted to the issue about the time it takes to find the right OER for a lesson plan. How many of us have been in the situation where we are looking for just the right OER to integrate into our plan but can’t seem to find anything that does the job as we would like? And if we do find something that comes close to what we need, we find that it isn’t licensed for any of the 5Rs.
This ultimately leads us to the crossroads of continuing to spend time searching or creating something from scratch. I’m curious if folks have a system for knowing which path to choose and when. I’m also interested in hearing what people do with the things they end up creating, i.e. do those treasurers end up as OER for others to find and use later? If so, which OER platforms do you most prefer?