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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.

Recent Activity

Here are the 25 most recent posts in this group.

Title Replies Last Post
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
Discussion : Libraries and mobile technology 33 Mar 28, 2017
Discussion : I am now a tutor in a library!!!!!!!! 1 Mar 24, 2017
Discussion : My OER video 2 Dec 8, 2016
Discussion : How does OER work? 9 Nov 10, 2016
Bulletin : Register now for Open Math-Open Resources online course Jun 21, 2016
Discussion : Competency-based OER Jun 21, 2016
Bulletin : It’s all Free! Open Education Resources (Free Webinar) Jun 15, 2016
Bulletin : It’s all Free! Open Education Resources (Free Webinar) 1 Jun 15, 2016
Discussion : My lesson is up :) Apr 27, 2016
Discussion : OER discussion happening this week! Aug 24, 2015
Discussion : Stay involved in the Open Community Jul 1, 2015