Activity for section 3.1
After reading the first section of module 3, you are now familiar with the basics of OER and can start to reflect on relevant opportunities in your own context. Contribute to the forum answering the following questions:
- Are there any OER initiatives at your university?
- If yes, what is their level of openness based on the different dimensions discussed in this section of the module?
- Does your university have any policy recommending the use of open licences or encouraging the use of OER?
- If yes, how does is support or encourage the creation and/or re-use of OER?
- If no, how would you like your university to support the creation and/or re-use of OER?
Activity for section 3.2
In the second section of module 3 you have seen different ways of finding various kinds of OER. Now it is time to find resources you can use in your teaching.
- By searching some of the repositories and platforms reviewed in this section, identify resources to be used as part of your teaching. Try to find at least two different kinds of resources (e.g an OpenCourseWare, a textbook, a data set, an audio or video clip).
- Where did you find each of the resources?
- How did you search for them?
- What are you allowed to do with these resources based on their licences?
- What quality considerations have you applied in order to determine that it is an appropriate and relevant resource?
- How could these resources benefit your students?
Activity for section 3.3
The third section of module 3 focused on how OER can be combined and remixed.
- After watching the video How to Use Open Author on OER Commons, create an account.
- Find resources relevant to some of the lessons you teach as part of your course.
- Remix them and share the result with some of your students and ask for their feedback.
Activity for section 3.4
Now it is time for you to create some OER.
- Select some resource you have created for your teaching (it could be some text, short video, piece of digital storytelling, illustration, set of slides or any other type of content) and make it available as OER.
- Go to https://creativecommons.org/choose/ and chose the licence you would like to apply to your OER.
- Share it using your preferred channel: own website, repositories, etc.