This resource is an image developed by ISKME showing the process Designing and Iterating for Continuous Improvement. This process is an important part of Open Educational Practice.
This engaging two-week course will provide participants with an opportunity to explore, create, and collaborate with our dynamic OER community, who is dedicated to improving teaching and learning throughout Utah. Educators will engage with emedia tools to effectively identify and evaluate resources - utilizing rubrics and quality criteria, and align them to standards, as well as explore curation strategies to collaboratively organize resources relevant to desired use and discover ways to create, remix, and share resources.Training days and times: November 10, 12, 17, 19 1:00-2:00 pm Mountain Time
The objective of this module is to show the many ways you can quickly and easily find OER materials in OER Commons. This module, “Finding OER Materials,” is activity-based; you'll be guided through the process of finding OER materials you can start using in your teaching and learning.
This rubric defines a set of open educational practices that help educators to advance a classroom and school culture of open education and to advocate for the potential benefits of open educational resources (OER) in the context of continuous improvement. The rubric is intended to guide educator practice in working with OER to ensure that every student has the opportunity to engage in learning effectively. The rubric supports educators in accessing, curating, evaluating, and adapting OER in response to students’ particular needs, interests, and contexts, to author and share original or remixed resources, and to disseminate approaches to the implementation of those resources for future OER users to benefit from.
This module provides participants with an introduction to open educational practice for curriculum improvement. We have designed these modules to first spark the learner's interest in the topics covered and then dig deeper into the content through presentations, storytelling, and demonstrations of the tools. We will offer opportunities for learners to practice exploring the resources and tools, and reflect on how they might use them in their work.
A brief video where OER experts give their reasons for working in the field of Open Educational Resources. Primary reasons include empowering teachers, equalizing access to education, reducing teachers' worries about copyright, reducing educational costs, and facilitating the open flow of information.