Presentation on theme: "Open Educational Resources The GOOD The BAD The UGLY."— Presentation transcript:
Open Educational Resources The GOOD The BAD The UGLY
What is an Open Educational Resource? Crowd responses:
What is OER?
Definition of an OER OER Commons Definition OERs 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 OERs include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities, pedagogical materials, videos, games, simulations and many more resources contained in digital media collections from around the world.
The Good What are the benefits of OERs? 24/7 access Assist in personalizing learning No cost Increase student engagement Supports Universal Design for Learning Existing OER Repositories and Resources
The Bad Local school systems filtering system Flash videos unusable on Apple tablets Costs –Time to search for effective resources –Site is unwieldy Alignment with Teaching and Learning Know your Creative Common rights & copyrights
Creative Commons Licenses
The Ugly Sustainability –Resource disappears –Free to cost Reliability –Incorrect Information –Misalignment with standard claim Accessibility –No or limited descriptive drop down tags, Closed Captioning, Flickering, Color of fonts, etc.
The Ugliest Investment of time to evaluate OERs –Considerations: Accurate information Credible and reliable source, ex. Smithsonian Age appropriate and user friendly Does it require a sign-up account or limited access without fees Accessible for students with disabilities, ELL, multi-cultural
OER Table Activity Right Side of RoomLeft Side of Room worditout.cominstagrok.com scratch.mit.edubibme.org bubbl.uspiktochart.com piclits.comwritesite.org clippingmagic.comscreenleap.com zooburst.comgosoapbox.com makebeliefcomix.comtagxedo.com With the three people closest to you, choose four OERs to review. Be prepared to share with your next group.
OER Table Activity Lego Color Groups worditout.cominstagrok.com scratch.mit.edubibme.org bubbl.uspiktochart.com piclits.comwritesite.org clippingmagic.comscreenleap.com zooburst.comgosoapbox.com makebeliefcomix.comtagxedo.com Find three others with the same color Lego as you. Each person should share their top two favorite OERs with the group.
OER Table Activity worditout.cominstagrok.com scratch.mit.edubibme.org bubbl.uspiktochart.com piclits.comwritesite.org clippingmagic.comscreenleap.com zooburst.comgosoapbox.com makebeliefcomix.comtagxedo.com Now, find someone who has a Lego that is complementary to yours (determine the meaning of complementary). Which OER would you recommend to the group and why?
PortaPortal Note: The PortaPortal information is not a product of MSDE but, instead, will serve as a springboard for an investigation of OERs.
Questions? Contacts Val Emrich, Director of Instructional Technology Maryland State Department of Education Erin Senior, Instructional Technology Specialist Maryland State Department of Education