Scenario 11A – Creating Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources (OER) include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.
When creating an OER for your lesson, you will first need to define the type of file/format for your learning object. This can vary from a minimum level of granularity to a maximum one. It could be a raw content (such a text document, an image, a video file or an audio file). It could be a more structured learning material, such as slide and class presentation, an audio podcast, an open textbook (or a chapter from textbook), an e-book, a video lecture/tutorial, an interactive game or simulation, an infographic. It could be an assessment material (such as a quiz or an assignment). Finally, it could be a whole course, or elements of an existing course.
After that, you will choose the right tool for creating your OER. For instance, for creating slides and class presentations, you will be using a presentation program such as Microsoft PowerPoint (Microsoft Windows), Keynote (Apple OS X), Impress (OpenOffice), or Google Slides.
To make sure that your learning object is “Open Content”, you will need to apply a Creative Commons license to it. You can choose the one more suitable for your needs (https://creativecommons.org/choose/).
Watch the following videos to learn how to create your own OERs.
OERs Creation (Introduction)
OERs Creation (Creative Commons license)
OERs Creation (OERs for Nursing)
OERs Creation (Use case - Basic OER creation)