Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. 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 (Hewlett Foundation, 2017).
This workshop will cover two important components of developing OERs: understanding the copyright and licensing issues involved in OER development and sharing, and deciding where to share OERs to maximize their discoverability and long term preservation. Participants will leave the workshop with a checklist of items to consider when adopting, adapting, or creating an OER. It is aimed at individuals who are already developing, or who plan to develop, an OER.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Assess the copyright considerations of adopting, adapting or creating OERs
- Determine an appropriate license under which to share an OER
- Identify open platforms on campus through which to share OERs