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Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)

June 6
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
MS Teams

Unlock the potential of open education with our “Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)” workshop. In this session, participants will embark on a journey into the dynamic world of OER, exploring key concepts, tools, and the wealth of resources available to educators and learners.


    1. Understanding OER: Delve into the fundamental concepts of Open Educational Resources, discovering how they empower educators to share, adapt, and customize learning materials.

    2. Open Licensing: Gain insights into open licensing models, such as Creative Commons, and learn how they foster collaboration while respecting intellectual property rights. Understand how to navigate the legal landscape of OER.

    3. OER Platforms Overview: Explore prominent OER platforms, including hands-on experience with H5P and Pressbook. Discover how these tools can enhance the creation, sharing, and adaptability of educational content.

    4. Durham College Support for OER: Learn about the resources and support available at Durham College to assist educators in integrating OER into their teaching practices. Explore how the institution encourages and facilitates the adoption of open educational resources.

    5. Discussion and Q&A Session: Engage in a collaborative discussion about the challenges and opportunities in implementing OER. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences, ask questions, and explore solutions with both the facilitator and their peers. This interactive session aims to address specific concerns and provide practical insights for integrating OER effectively.

Key Takeaways:

  • Foundational Knowledge: Acquire a solid understanding of what OER is and how it can transform teaching and learning.
  • Licensing Literacy: Grasp the nuances of open licensing and its implications for content sharing and adaptation.
  • Hands-On Experience: Interact with OER platforms like H5P and Pressbook, gaining practical skills for creating and customizing open educational materials.
  • Institutional Support: Discover the wealth of resources and support available at Durham College for those interested in incorporating OER into their courses.
  • Discussion and Q&A: Participate in a dialogue to address specific concerns, share experiences, and collaborate on solutions with fellow educators and the facilitator.

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