I came to this session and thus, had the pleasure of bookending my sessions for the day with Heather Braum of the Northeast Kansas Library System! Here are my notes from Heather’s presentation, unedited:
Open Source Software — Open Access Journal — Open Ed Resources
Apparently we should all go watch this video on OER — http://goo.gl/uxWER — but not ’til after
Open Ed Resources – The Verbs:
REUSABLE without violating a copyright
REWORK/REVISE to meet your needs
REMIX and combine it with something else
REDISTRIBUTE it so that others can do the same thing to your resource
CREATE new content and give it back to the community
You have to cede some of the control you may want to enter into the idea of open education resources!
Why the heck should YOU, of all people, care about open ed resources?
-find new perspectives
OER comes in ALL FORMATS – anything that can be in a curriculum can be an OER. Lectures, videos, quizzes, podcasts, etc!
Long list of links that were mentioned during the talk:
www.oercommons.org – topics organized by subject and grade levels
www.cnx.org – different materials that are shared and may make up components of your courses – THERE FOR YOUR USE! Yay!
Project Gutenberg – www.gutenberg.org – is an open ed resource. Are you using it with your students?
OER Livebinder: http://goo.gl/D2yGI – divided up into subjects, has lesson plans
Khan Academy – controversial, but it IS a source – vet it! www.khanacademy.org
TedEd: education.ted.com – doesn’t quite fit the definition of OER, but you can use it as a reference – turning TED talks into lessons/components
Art history resources that aren’t copyrighted? smarthistory.khanacademy.org – organized by periods/times
eTexts/curriculum – organized by Joyce Valenza – LOTS of resources here – http://www.only2clicks.com/pages/joycevalenza/350887
And it was right around then that we started having an open discussion (quickly) about how we might use OER.
I had to bail out of the session at this point. My apologies for only getting half the fabulous session on the blog!