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Open educational resources (OERs)

There is no one, standard definition of open educational resources. However, the following broad definition of OERs from OER Commons seems to be generally accepted by the community: 'Open educational resources are teaching and learning materials that are freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student or self-learner. Examples of OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.' OERs exist within a wider ‘open’ movement and context, explored below. The open movement Many of these have been driven by and created by communities that recognise the benefits to themselves, and sometimes to wider groups. What are educational resources? What are open educational resources? Engagement with OER can be light touch. Finding OERs

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OER KnowledgeCloud The UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Learning has funded the filming of five regional consultations on OER leading to the 2nd International Summit on OER in Ljubljana in September. They are openly licensed and available here: Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East & North Africa From the Atlantic: Academics Want You to Read Their Work for Free. Publishing an open-access paper in a journal can be prohibitively expensive.

Open educational resources UNESCO Global Open Educational Resources Logo Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. There is no universal usage of open file formats in OER. The term OER describes publicly accessible materials and resources for any user to use, re-mix, improve and redistribute under some licenses.[1] The development and promotion of open educational resources is often motivated by a desire to provide an alternate or enhanced educational paradigm.[2] Definition and scope[edit] Exemplary Collection of Open eLearning Content Repositories Open Educational Content For this exemplary collection the focus is on best practice examples: IIEP-UNESCO Wiki of OER repositories UNESCO/IIEP hosts a Wiki that offers a list of several portals, gateways and repositories. It offers a list of links to OER initiatives, resources and tools. It was compiled following the first IIEP discussion forum on Open Educational Resources (24 October - 2 December 2005).

Open Educational Resources (OER) The term “Open Educational Resources” (OERs) was created at UNESCO’s 2002 Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries to describe a new global phenomenon of openly sharing educational resources in 2002. This campaign to make freely adaptable content known as OER widely available has gathered momentum. Subsequently, a global community of OER producers has emerged and institutions are incorporating these resources into their teaching and learning strategies. OER is consistent with UNESCO’s constitutional commitment to “the free exchange of ideas and knowledge”.

OER in Australia OER in Australia OER is a global phenomenon and whilst it is currently concentrated in a few countries, there are a growing number of good OER websites in Australia: Scootle has over 1500 learning resources made available under CC licenses by Education Services Australia. The Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (ACARA) offers the Australian curriculum as an OER. NCLOR News and Information Portal A resource series is a sub-set of resources within a collection. The following list of the resource series are available to guest users. The resource series are managed and updated by the NCLOR staff. Open to all users and Guests Like this: Like Loading... Directory of OER repositories Tweet #OER Last update: 6th August 2014 – Thanks to @OERhub team – @nopiedra – @EbbaOssian for sharing the data collected in their projects After weeks and weeks digging on the internet, reviewing hundreds of OER initiatives, projects, blogs and hashtags, and also harassing other OER enthusiasts and experts in twitter, I managed to develop a first version of a directory of OER repositories.

About Us : Learn Through Free Online Educational Videos and Lecture from Qualified Teachers. At MyEducationKey, we believe in Educational Excellence for All, and striving to extend the Frontiers of Knowledge and Learning across all sections of the society. To accomplish this goal, we have created this educational portal - delivering world-class, online, multi-media educational content for anyone anywhere. MyEducationKey is a virtual open access educational video lectures and content web portal for students, self-learners, and teachers. As increasingly high-quality educational content is becoming available online, we are committed to the use of technology in bringing it all together and create a user-friendly learning environment that is accessible to everyone around the globe. What is OER? What are Open Educational Resources (OER)? Open educational resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes. Open Education " the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge." —The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation OER Definitions

Find Open Textbooks Hair Colour for Hairstylists: Level 2Author(s): Arden Magtiza, Vancouver Island UniversityUpdated: Feb 19, 2021Description: This manual serves as a guide for apprentices with the desire to stretch beyond their foundational colour knowledge and skills so as to reach a higher level of competency. This text will walk the stylist step-by-step through many current and advanced techniques used in the industry today. Accessible Elementary Algebra - 2e (OpenStax)Author(s): Lynn Marecek, Santa Ana College, MaryAnne Anthony-Smith, Formerly of Santa Ana College, Andrea Honeycutt Mathis, Northeast Mississippi Community CollegeUpdated: Feb 10, 2021Description: Elementary Algebra - 2e is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for a one-semester elementary algebra course. The book’s organization makes it easy to adapt to a variety of course syllabi. The text expands on the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

Home - Open Educational Resources (OER) for Faculty - LibGuides at Wiley College The purpose of this guide is to aide in understanding, finding, and creating OER. The guide will be updated periodically based on newly found resources and faculty feedback. The guide is broken into the following sections: 1. OER Basics This section covers the definitions, best practices & policy, creating, and using OER.