Tuesday, January 29

The OER Workshop at #eLi3!


This 1-day workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER) will (Insya-Allah) be facilitated at the Third International Conference of e-Learning and Distance Education (eLi13) in Saudi Arabia on the 3rd February,  2013. It will equip participants with the necessary knowledge to find, reuse, remix, create and strategize OER for their institution. During the first two sessions, we will explore and discuss together the concept of OER, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Creative Commons (CC), business models, and variety of OpenCourseWare (OCW) case studies and content development tools. In the third session, participants will be required to work in groups (hands-on) to conceptualize an OER strategy. In the final session, we will discuss how to move forward with OER at our institutions.


After completing this workshop, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of reusing/remixing/creating OER.
  • Select the appropriate Creative Commons license (6 types) for your content development needs.
  • Find OER and OCW using a variety of search tools.
  • Identify a variety of web 2.0 and Social Media tools to develop OER with; and
  • Conceptualize an OER strategy for your institution.



    Your group OER Strategy should (at least) cover the following aspects:

    Good luck!


    Here is easy access to all the links (URLs) discussed and explored during the OER workshop:

    1. Open Educational Resources (OER)

    OER Videos 
    Open Courseware (Examples)

    Open Textbooks (e-books)

    Learning Repositories

    4. OER Case Studies

    5. Creating & Sharing OER


    This workshop is usually facilitated over two days, so it will be interesting to see whether it can be done effectively over one day. The presentation slides have been slimmed down from 214 to 164 (minus 50 slides), so that should help a bit. 

    However, what really matters is not what we slide through, but what participants learn, can do, and how inspired they are to explore OER further after the workshop that really matters. Soon, we will find out, Insya-Allah :)

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