Web 2.0 Open Education Resources
How will you use open source resources to enhance learning?

This course is an overview to Open Educational Resources (OER) and the use of free public domain materials for teaching and learning. It aims to build educators knowledge and skills necessary to find, adapt, re-purpose and create accessible OER for use in education and training environments. Specific topics covered include OER terminology, OER quality, copyright and fair use issues, sources and repositories of public domain materials in various disciplines, technical issues regarding accessibility, and uses of Creative Commons. Participants will explore and analyze OER tools and standards available to develop, organize and disseminate content. Public domain learning materials, searching techniques for identifying public domain learning materials, professional collaboration strategies, criteria for assessing the suitability of public domain learning materials for use various disciplines, lesson plan development that incorporates use of the identified public domain learning materials will also be addressed.