This post contains all teaching materials and outline for a the 90 minute workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER’s). All materials in this post were obtained freely on the open web, and similarly, all materials posted on this site, have been made freely available using a Creative Commons license.
Learning Objective: Identify potential sources of open educational resources (OER’s) well suited to your curriculum
- Ed Media Resource site -> http://hadar.tlc.sfu.ca/wordpress/
- Creative commons website -> http://creativecommons.org/
- DS106radio -> http://ds106rad.io/listen/
- Twitter backchannel -> #openedmedia (using http://www.tweetwally.com/ http://openedmedia.tweetwally.com/)
Theory and Discussion – Lets chat about openness.
- Open access week at SFU -> http://www.lib.sfu.ca/node/12130
- Open education conference -> http://openedconference.org/2013/
- Bookstore Faculty -> http://sfu.collegestoreonline.com/ePOS?this_category=241&store=472&form=shared3%2fgm%2fmain.html&design=472
- Open Textbooks BCcampus -> http://open.bccampus.ca/open-textbooks/
- Open WikiProject -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Open_planning
- Learner experiences with MOOCs and Open Online Learning – http://hybrid-pedagogy.github.io/LearnerExperiencesInMOOCs/
- Not everything has to be created, it may already exist in a form that you can use for your course.
- Review last weeks educational media eg. which are open? How can you tell?
- Does anyone have existing course material that is freely available online?
- Who has used google to find images for their course? Did you seek permission to use them?
Activity : Your first search
- Google -> https://www.google.ca/
- Edmedia on flickr -> http://www.flickr.com/photos/tlcedmedia/
- The Image library -> http://www.sfu.ca/image-library/
- Flickr commons -> http://www.flickr.com/commonsLooking up photo permissions on flickr.
Where is the HTML code and photo file link?
Going into the Creative commons
Searching for open resources… They’re free!
- Google Search (advanced)
- Search Creative commons -> http://search.creativecommons.org/
- Free Learning -> http://freelearning.ca/
- OER commons -> http://www.oercommons.org/
- Jorum -> http://www.jorum.ac.uk/
- Connexions -> http://cnx.org/
- Capilano Open courseware -> http://ocw.capilanou.ca/
- P2PU -> https://p2pu.org/en/groups/list/community/
Share your work
New links (Open platforms at SFU)
- SFU wiki – https://wiki.sfu.ca/
- SFU WordPress – http://blogs.sfu.ca/status/?page_id=15
- ED media blog – http://hadar.tlc.sfu.ca/wordpress
Copyright, what you need to know
SFU opted out of their Access Copyright agreement as of August 31, 2012.
- Find resources that are explicitly usable.
- Avoid using content directly and link to it instead if acceptable.
- Don’t assume anything.
- Ask the owner.
- Read the fine print. Permission to use may not necessarily mean permission to edit.
Creative Commons Licensing
Read the fine print. Each OER has its own license. Free use of an asset does not necessarily mean editing or “remixing”. Watch for required and recommended attribution: