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Briar's Seek and Deploy, OER Resources, English Language Learners
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16 February 2013
It is true, finding OER resources is not easy. You really do need to cultivate communities, OLDSMOOC is a nice example, but even more specifically colleagues in the same subject area. I am still not sure how many of my colleagues across the country know of these resources that I am linking too (outreach to teachers is also a consideration for developing 'pathways' to resources.) Sorry, I am getting more blog posting than sharing the links.
I feel I am 'cheating' a bit in this activity as already know about these resources and trust their developers and team of SME's. These are resources created for Newcomers to Canada and meant to be use with F2F classes during Computer Lab time. I have shared the main link above, as this is the site where you can see the ''CC BY NC SA" licence. However, when you link into the areas with the actual scorm compliant learning objects, there is no CC license just an explanation of the context of use and where they can be used. I am going to contact the developers next week and ask about this, should the license also be on the page it is on...hmmm...knowing what I do about the group, I am sure they are open, but because the license is not so evident, why the confusion eh?
There are also PDF's for classroom activities and audio files, just scroll all the way down the page.
For higher levels, there is also Classroom Activity Book.
(Note: Iwona Gniadek can you explain our CLB (LINC levels) equivalency to CEFR in the discussion.)
Edit: Same day a few hours later: I have looked at the Activity books and those are restricted use. Now I am unsure about the use of the Learning Objects. I am investigating further. Hmm...embarrassing #OER fail for seek&deploy...I hope not. Interesting learning about the muddle though :)