New Course: OER

March 8, 2008

Discover alternatives to expensive textbooks. 

Embrace open education.  Enroll now!

Introduction to Open Educational Resources
LINC 215.01W
One Quarter Unit
April 7 – June 12

Foothill College

Instructor:  Dr. Judy Baker, Director of Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources and Dean of Foothill Global Access

Delivery:  fully online via ETUDES NG (no on-campus attendance required)

Description:  This course is an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and the use of open learning materials for teaching.  OER can be used as an alternative and/or supplement to publishers’ textbooks. 

Rediscover the delights of teaching and learning.  This course experience is designed to be participant-centered and dynamic.  The flow and direction of the course depends on the learning needs of the participants.

Participants in this course will be encouraged to nurture their own Personal Learning Network about the use of open educational resources (OER) or open content.  Collectively, participants will build the knowledge and skills necessary to find, adapt, repurpose, create, and share accessible OER.

Your Open Educational Resources Personal Learning Network will address –

  • Best practices and case studies
  • Copyright and fair use issues
  • Sources and repositories of open content learning materials in various disciplines
  • Technical issues regarding accessibility of open learning content materials
  • Uses of Creative Commons licenses
  • Tools and standards available to develop, organize and disseminate open content learning materials
  • Searching techniques for identifying open content learning materials
  • Professional collaboration strategies and campus implementation of OER
  • Criteria for assessing the suitability of open content learning materials for use various disciplines
  • Lesson plan development than incorporates use of the identified open content learning materials

Registration and Enrollment

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