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Description:

The World's 1.6 billion Internet users have created a tremendous number of open educational resources. Unfortunately, the experience of trying to find high quality, appropriate, and clearly licensed as free and open, materials can be difficult at best. Using information contained in the Open Educational Resources Handbook, this module will help pre-service teachers find and evaluate open educational resources. Each section is presented in a logical order deemed most efficient for locating open educational resources, however if you have specific needs you may simply wish to skip ahead and reference a particular section. Remember to search for quality, and have confidence in your ability to use your own discretion in judging the potential usefulness of a given resource as a prospective teacher.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Professional Education & Development
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division

Keywords:

OER Find Evaluate Google Preservice Teacher Education Specialized Search Repositories Open Textbooks

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English

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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March 15, 2010

This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of Integrating Open Educational Resources in the Classroom: A Course for Teachers, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System and which you can see here: http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_Group_OERi-OpenEducationalResourcesintegration/IntegratingOpenEducationalResourcesintheClassroomACourseforTeachers?bc=

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Cynthia Gautreau
August 25, 2009

Chris,
The opening is nice. It gets your attention. My suggestion is to divide this into two sections. Keep the broad overview...then add a new section that starts with "This chapter..." because at that point you are speaking directly to the pre-service teachers and providing them with directions. Right?

Between us the World's 1.6 billion Internet users have created a huge number of open educational resources. Unfortunately, the experience of trying to find high quality, appropriate, and clearly licensed as free and open, materials can be difficult at best. This chapter will help pre-service teachers find and evaluate open educational resources. Each section is presented in an order deemed most efficient to find open educational resources, however you may be drawn to a particular section to help you find what you need. Remember to search for quality, and have confidence in your own ability to judge how useful the resource could be for you as a prospective teacher.

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Dave Fontaine
August 25, 2009

This module looks solid Chris. I would suggest adding a list of main headings at the top and also having some form of post-assessment or self-evaluation after each section, so teachers can confirm that they have a solid understanding of these foundational skills.

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