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Peer Review

Open Educational Resources: Its Concept, Understanding and Exemplary Resources



Overall Numeric Rating:

5 stars
Content Quality: 5 stars
Effectiveness: 5 stars
Ease of Use: 5 stars
Reviewed: Oct 06, 2013 by Teacher Education
Overview: The "Open Educational Resources: Its Concept, Understanding and Exemplary Resources which all Teachers, Teacher Educators, and Educational Professionals would like to use" is a power point presentation. The resource explains the differences between open sources and free sources. It also includes a classification of resources, uses, applications and development of Open Educational Resources, exemplars, and a list of websites for additional resources.
Type of Material: Presentation
Recommended Uses: The power point is useful for professional development workshops for college faculty and graduate assistants who are using internet sources in their classes. It is also useful for K-12 educational professionals.
Technical Requirements: Any device with internet access.
Identify Major Learning Goals: To utilize instructional materials for professional development in order to grasp the concept of Open Educational Resources.
Target Student Population: Pre-service and in-service teachers and teacher educators as well as college faculty and educational professionals in the K-12 field will find this useful.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: No pre-requisites are needed.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: The learning object presents valid concepts and skills for using open resources correctly. Everyone in the field should know the rules surrounding the use of materials posted on the internet. The content presented is easy for a teacher to learn.
Concerns: None

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: After reviewing the power point, the viewer should be able to understand the differences between open and free sources, and use open educational resources in the development of courses. Learning assignments can be created for using the material in professional development workshops, instructional technology and methods courses.
Concerns: None

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: This is a great tool for teaching, learning, and professional development of a variety of learning resources . Tasks can be set up for individual or group use.
Concerns: None

Other Issues and Comments: Good overview to the concept of Open Educational Resources. This could be used as an introduction to pre-service, in-service teachers, and/or teacher educators as class or workshop exercise.

Creative Commons:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States