Using Open Educational Resources in Teaching
Open Educational Resources are the result of a different approach to education: the focus is on sharing, improving and reusing educational materials created by people (not only super-experts) who are willing to let knowledge spread and be used by anyone. What are Open Educational Resources and why they could be a great support for teachers at every level? According to UNESCO, they are “any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.” In this MOOC you will find:
the basics about Open Educational Resources; different perspectives about key issues; some tips to try OERs in your course, a set of tools we will provide you, some useful resources shared by other institutions and OERs workforce.