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OCTAE - Open Educational Resources

Welcome to the LINCS Open Educational Resources (OER) Group.

The group is a community of practice where practitioners, learners, and others discuss the use of Open Education Resources (OER) in adult education. Open Educational Resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching and learning. OER are abundant, customizable, free, and convenient to integrate into lessons.

Quality OER can be powerful tools to enhance learning and instruction in adult education. OER help students achieve their learning goals by providing flexible and accessible supplements to instruction. OER encourage lifelong learning habits in students by providing them with personalized learning materials. OER also help educators do their job better by augmenting instruction and helping teachers learn about new topics and by providing online professional development.

[This information is from a fact sheet created by American Institutes for Research® for the project Open Educational Resources to Support Adult STEM Teaching and Learning (Contract # ED-VA-12-C-0044)].

This group promotes the sharing of information and resources on topics such as:
• The value of OER
• Searching for and evaluating OER
• The Five R Framework( retain, reuse, revise, remix, redistribute)
• Creating and using OER
• Planning lessons with OER
• Open pedagogy
• Open licenses, including Creative Commons licenses

Become more informed, get involved, and be inspired! Share your knowledge with the group and help advance open education.