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D. Wednesday - Creating and sharing OER

Discussing OER use and reuse

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Andreia Inamorato Dos Santos
9 December 2009

Our foucs today is on creating and sharing OER.  The UNESCO OER Toolkit offers in section 5 a nice and simple briefing on how to create and store content. It also briefly touches on reuse by mentioning wikis as a possible way to change content.

The OpenLearn Research Report  (pg 28-32) is a very interesting resource to understand how existing educational materials can be transformed into OER, and also brings a discussion of the types of user that tend to access these resources and the modes of use (pg 32-60).

We have already discussed the barriers to remixing OER but can we now discuss the main motivations? Why would a teacher/lecturer want to create and share the content they produce? 'What's in it for them?'

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Contrasting Approaches to Creating OER - An interview with Rose Webb of the Open University UK

Andreia Inamorato Dos Santos
09:29 on 9 December 2009

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Patrick McAndrew
3:48pm 9 December 2009

One way to produce OER that is omitted from the UNESCO report is to use the LabSpace on OpenLearn. This has become easier over time and at an OpenEd2.0 meeting last week I created a test course in the LabSpace using the Moodle interface.

There are still limitations however it is definitely a viable approach that should be perhaps known about more widely.


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