How to use Open Educational Resources like a Pro (CTE7506)Export this event to calendar

Friday, March 22, 2019 — 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM EDT

Facilitator: Ishan Abeywardena (Centre for Extended Learning)
Location: MC 2036


Open Educational Resources (OER) are fast becoming a major part of the Education landscape, especially with the new thrust towards “open.” Conceptually, OER are a sensible and cost‐effective way to incorporate quality material, including multimedia, into a particular teaching and learning scenario. Realistically, however, this is easier said than done. To be able to fully harness the potential of OER, you need to understand some of the guiding limitations of the philosophy. This session will explore five tips for using OER like a pro: (i) making the effort to change your mindset; (ii) if you take, how to give back; (iii) knowing your licenses; (iv) planning ahead; and (v) practicing first, policy to follow. There will be some individual and group activities during the session. Please bring a laptop or an internet enabled mobile device.


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MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
Room 2036
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1