Open Educational Ressources are open learning materials in various formats, which can be used and edited free of charge due to their licence. In addition to schools and universities, they are also becoming an increasingly important topic in the field of professional development.
Free and for free? Is this not in conflict with the business model of (often self-employed) trainers, consultants and coaches?
In addition to the use of OER for own learning materials, this course also covers how business models in continuing education can be built upon OER.
You can do the tasks in the course alone - or even better - in collaboration with other participants. In the forum of the course you can discuss with the participating community. Quizzes and tasks in the chapters will help you reflecting the contents. If you have successfully completed at least 80% of the exercises, you will receive an official certificate of participation confirming your competence as an OER multiplier. This opens the doors to the next step, the OER workshops for makers.