This unit explores open educational resources and the critical role of this educational technology as one tool in the transformation of education. This module is designed as an introduction to composing, adapting, and designing your own Open Educational Resources (OERs), with a special emphasis on the using and sharing of OERs. Using information contained in the Open Educational Resources Handbook, this lesson will help students consider aspects of instructional design in order to create their own OER for sharing with others. Students will work to apply the concepts presented and discussed in the OER Handbook to complete and share a lesson plan. A review of the materials concerning copyright, finding and evaluating of OERs is expected before exploring this module.
Information on a professional development program created for pre-service and in-service teachers on Integrating Open Educational Resources in the Classroom. This program was created through the collaborative effort of six faculty members from different schools of education from around the US, using Curriki to create, share and remix resource for the course syllabus.