Submitted by Susan K. Cowles on April 28, 2014 - 12:22pm
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You are all invited to participate in and learn from an exciting conversation about Open Educational Resources that will take place from May 12th – May 16th here on LINCS. The conversation will be facilitated by Dahlia Shaewitz, Delphinia Brown and Amanda Duffy from the American Institutes for Research. This conversation is a continuation of the work they have been doing on the Open Educational Resources to Increase Teaching and Learning of STEM Subjects in Adult Education Project. For more information about this project, please visit the project page.
During this five day discussion we will share important and relevant information about open educational resources (OER) in adult education. We will begin by defining what an OER is and how it may be valuable to enhance instruction and learning in adult education. During the week we will discuss incorporating OER in the classroom and how you can search for and select OER for your classroom. Towards the end of the week, you will have opportunities to apply your knowledge of OER in an activity called “Is it an OER or not?”. We will wrap up the week with a discussion on ways you can begin to move forward with including OER in your instruction. We welcome all of your questions and comments—please feel free to experiment with OER and bring your thoughts to this discussion.
This activity has now ended. Here is a message from our guest moderators:
Thank you for hosting us this past week as visiting moderators for the discussion about Open Educational Resources (OER). We are hopeful that as teachers wrap up their classes and have more time to explore new materials, they will return to this discussion. If questions arise in your online discussions, please share our LINCS project page (https://lincs.ed.gov/programs/oerstem) with community members. On that page, teachers will find examples of OER and how they are used through our teacher spotlight. We would also like to offer ourselves as resources to you in the event that a question about OER is asked within your community and you are unsure of the answer.
Dahlia, Delphinia, and Amanda
STEM Open Educational Resources (OERs) for Adult Education OERSTEM@air.org