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Getting Started with Open Educational Resources
November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Any information professional working in an educational setting should be prepared to educate their peers and administrators on the benefits of Open Educational Resources (OER) adoption. In addition, students need to be regularly educated on the pros and cons of OER in the classroom to give them an opportunity to rate the success of such use in the classroom.
This webinar will present statistics about the problems of expensive textbook requirements (for higher education and public k-12), equity issues in higher education that can be resolved with the adoption of OER, the definitions associated with copyright, Creative Commons licensing, public domain works, fair use, and what it means to contribute to the open learning community. An invitation to collaborate on OER development will be offered to participants. Sharing the presenter’s work on various committees will also give participants alternate ways to become involved in the open community. Come prepared to share your own OER initiatives.
By the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to:
- Define open educational resources for a variety of users
- List the issues surrounding the textbook problem for a variety of stakeholders
- Find resources to locate and evaluate open educational resources for higher education
- Understand the importance of open material development and sharing as a means to serve minority populations and the open learning movement.