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OCTAE - Open Educational Resources

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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.

Recent Activity

Here are the 25 most recent posts in this group.

Title Replies Last Post
Discussion : Link Shorteners 1 Apr 6, 2020
Discussion : SkillBlox — Build Student-facing Playlists of Standards-aligned OER in Minutes Mar 19, 2020
Discussion : Technology: Friend or Foe? How do we decide? 6 Dec 5, 2019
Discussion : Calling All Instructors! Do you use these (or other) free reading and writing resources with your learners? 3 Aug 27, 2019
Discussion : OER Dilemma: Keep Searching or Make My Own? 6 Jul 18, 2019
Discussion : Introduction 11 May 31, 2019
Discussion : CrowdED Learning—Here are a BUNCH of CCRS and TABE 11/12 Aligned Resources! 4 Apr 17, 2019
Discussion : Digital Skills Library survey—How can we make this as useful as possible? 3 Mar 22, 2019
Discussion : Awesome SXSWEdu Keynote Mar 8, 2019
Discussion : Math excitement here :) 5 Feb 21, 2019
Discussion : Digital Skills Library — Calling All Volunteers and Practitioners 1 Jan 13, 2019
Discussion : Open Pedagogy Oct 31, 2018
Discussion : Over 2,000 Practice Sets from Khan Academy—Aligned to the CCRS and TABE 11/12 4 Oct 29, 2018
Discussion : Khan Academy Alignment to the CCRS? 13 Oct 11, 2018
Discussion : How can OER and open pedagogy provide more than just support to our instruction? Oct 2, 2018
Discussion : Survey re: Free CCRS Learning Plan Generation Tool Combining Publisher and Free Resources 4 Aug 29, 2018
Bulletin : MSI Convening at Richland College, Dallas, Texas - October 19-20, 2018 - REGISTER NOW! Aug 6, 2018
Discussion : OCTAE OER 1 Jul 19, 2018
Discussion : Free & Open Resources for Academic, Employability, and 21st-Century Skills 5 Jun 29, 2018
Discussion : OER, math, and "uncertain future" article 3 Jun 4, 2018
Discussion : 2 minute intro to exponents 1 May 6, 2018
Discussion : Which Blended Learning group are you in? Mar 2, 2018
Discussion : HyperDocs for adult basic skills education -- have you made one? Would you like to make one? 55 Jan 19, 2018
Discussion : ESL on a Thumbdrive 11 Jan 17, 2018
Discussion : ADULT EDUCATION DROP-IN CENTERS 12 Jul 19, 2017