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:
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.
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
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.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
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.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
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.
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.