Open Educational Resources(OER) can build the creative capacity of institutions and educators if the process of developing educational materials is seen as being just as important as – and maybe more important than – the final product. (referring to You Raise Me Up, OER) It has the potential to transform our education and the relationship between learning content, educators and learners.
The starting point could be as close as the low-hanging fruits – when creating your curriculum, you don’t have to start from scratch – Knowing Where to Find High Quality #OER so You Don’t Need to Reinvent The Wheel. Actually OER isn’t as distant as it seems, it could benefit anyone, and it will become relevant with everyone soon.
To help you get started, we’ve prepared a mobile course for you to learn anytime anywhere. (internet connection needed) Since it’s authored by Claro – HTML5 based authoring tool, so you can access to the course on computer or mobile devices. There are 8 succinct chapters giving the most basic and important concepts about OER, 44 interactive practices with immediate feedback offered, a little entertainment space good for taking a break. (just relax when you access to it)
Notice : This course can be published into web App, iOS App, Android App, LMS, or downloaded to desktop…,
- if you need a copy to run on your desktop, in your LMS, on your website for non-commercial purpose;
- if you have any suggestion about the content of this mobile course, or like to contribute to it;
- if you like to learn more about OER through online PD course and earn graduate level credits;
- if you like to learn more about the authoring tool “Claro” of this course and special discount from us;
please contact us : firstname.lastname@example.org
This mobile course is a remixed resource from OERs, open source images, open source music, open source games, designed and organized by Classroom Aid Inc., licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Unported.
Attributions and references are given on individual pages or at the end of each chapter.
Most of the background graphics are from RubyBlossom, licensed with CC BY-NC-SA.
The open source game “BrowserQuest” is from Mozilla.
The open source game “FreeCiv” is from The Freeciv project.
Update on Aug. 15, 2013:
- Online Course : Using #OER to Create K-12 Curriculum (classroom-aid.com)
- You Raise Me Up, #OER (classroom-aid.com)
Several educators are taking advantage of this new and innovative form of teaching. The world is becoming more dependent on technology at an exponential rate. This makes it very simple to learn online and pursue a degree in a myriad of rewarding fields, such as an MSW degree, or Masters in Social Work. There are plenty of courses for the graduate and undergraduate, making it a viable option for anyone who is tech savvy, caught up with the business of life, or simply looking to achieve a degree on the side.