- Understand what open licensing and OER are.
- Identify open licensed materials and the some places to find them.
- Analyse the role that OER can play in your designs, and the implications of using OER as an on going practice.
- Communicate the pros and cons of incorporating and/ or producing OER.
- Produce or remix OER in the context of your own design project.
1. Begin by watching our introduction video (4 mins) and then the introduction to OER (4 mins). (download the video transcript)
2. To make sure you understand the basics watch videos “What are OER and Open licensing?” and “How to find and use OER”
You may also find the information on IPR, copyright, licensing, OER and attribution in the linked document useful.
OER 'toolkit' from 'JISC'/Higher Education Academy
Useful tools/platforms for Creating, Finding and Storing OER from the 'SCORE' project at the Open University
3. TASK “Seek
and Deploy”: Now we want you to see if you can find any OER for your design. You will find plenty of places to start looking in the document Finding online resources: help and guidance for tutors, as well as the SCORE Finding OER already mentioned. If you are working alone or in a group on a design which has been
building up throughout the course, each see if you can discover an OER
which can be used in the Design and create a cloud with a link + brief description and add it to the “Seek and Deploy” Cloudscape in Cloudworks. (90 mins)
4. Write blog post or add your reflections to the Seek and Deploy cloudscape, focussing on the process of
identifying and finding OER and how you intend to incorporate it into your design. (40 mins)
5. Optionally engage in the academic debate on OER use by watching the full video on OER reuse http://tallblog.conted.ox.ac.uk/index.php/2011/08/31/disappearing-digital-resources/ (20mins), or reading the report, OER: The Value Of Reuse In Higher Education and the OER engagement ladder report.
TASK "Prepare to launch" As you will already know from the Seek and deploy task that it can be hard to find an OER that you are happy to use unchanged. As a result you may want to adapt an OER you have found (check it does not have an ND license) or openly license some content of your own. If you are thinking of the latter do watch the short video "Why release your content as OER" (6mins) and also review the SCORE Creating resource.(60 mins+)
If you have any outstanding questions about licensing and copyright, then do look at the resource set created by the OER IPR Support project, you may want to begin with the Starter pack, but there is lots more to explore if you ware interested.
In either case share your new or modified OER in the Prepare to launch Cloudscape in Cloudworks, and if you want to share them through a repository such as JORUM, or explore other options for Storing OER.
on this experience in a blog post or by joining the discussion on the Prepare to launch Cloudscape. (40 mins)
By undertaking the activities this week you have been engaging in open educational practices - you may want to read more about what these are in the Open practices briefing produced by JISC. Start to think about how these relate to your current practice and whether you think you will work more openly in future as we will be discussing this topic tomorrow in our final synchronous event. (30 mins)
9. Optionally review at least two pieces of OER provided by other course participants in the Prepare to launch Cloudscape.
10. Synchronous Event: "Take off?" (which will be a Google Hangout On Air), we would like to use this session to allow you to reflect on your experience of working with OER this week and to take this forward into a wider discussion of this experience of open practices, to see if participants can answer the question "What do open practices mean for my work?". The session will be in the form of a panel discussion with plenty of time for questions/debate. We will embed the 'On Air' live video of the Hangout at 11.40am GMT for a 12 noon start (see the Time Zone converter if you are outside GMT). You can participate in discussion via Twitter (using the hashtag #oldsmooc_conv) or via the discussion forum. (60 mins)