Started in 2012 by the Open Education Global as a collaborative, community-built open forum, Open Education (OE) Week seeks to raise awareness and highlight open education efforts worldwide. OE Week provides practitioners, educators and students an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of open educational practices and be inspired by the wonderful work being developed by the community around the world.
Join us on Teams to learn and explore how Open Educational Resources (OER) are being used at NSCC.
Wednesday March 8th, 12:00-1:00
The open education movement is more than just open resources. Join Kate Snyder and Kristina Parlee to learn about current Open Pedagogy Initiatives at NSCC.
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Thursday, March 9th,12:00-1:00
If you need an introduction or refresher on what makes instructional content an OER, why it important, how YOU can use it, and what supports are available at NSCC to help you -- this session is for you.
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Friday, March 10th, 12:00-1:00
This session will explore some of the tools available to insert interactivity into an open textbook. It is surprisingly easy! Join us to learn how you can start using these tools.
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AtlanticOER Development Grants are intended to encourage and support educators in the Atlantic Region in the adaptation, adoption, creation, and curation of open educational resources (OER), and to increase access to course materials for students.
For information about using, creating or adapting OER at NSCC contact the NSCC Copyright Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adapting, creating and sharing OER increases dissemination of your work.
Finding, adapting, and creating OER gives you more freedom in your course design by providing opportunities for you to customize and localize your content to the needs of your students.
Open teaching practices allow you to tailor your courses to current research, align outcomes, and engage students as learning partners and co-creators.
OER ensures that students have the current and relevant course materials they need from day one of the course – they don’t have to spend time searching for older editions, rental options, or other ways of “sharing” textbooks –allowing them to get to work on your course.
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OERs are a powerful resource. They are free to use and don’t require permissions. They can be any kind of learning and teaching resource (textbooks, lesson plans, assignments, test banks etc) in any format (digital or print). What they have in common is an open copyright licence that allows the content to be modified, adapted, shared and redistributed.
This means you can give a digital OER to students for FREE. Yes … zero, no cost! Print versions are also possible and can be printed and shared on a cost recovery basis, a huge benefit for students struggling with the high cost of education.
Open is flexible and adaptable. The open licence allows instructors to use the resource as is, or mix and match with chapters from other OERs to create a new resource based on course outcomes. An OER can also be customized by adding local content or visuals. The key point here is that OERs give the power to you. You have flexibility to make the content relevant to your teaching and course(s).
The OER Adoption Impact Calculator helps you understand many of the potential impacts of adopting OER instead of traditionally copyrighted learning materials. The values in the Settings on the left are set to defaults based on the published research referenced below. Change the Settings on the left so that they match your classes in order to see how replacing traditionally copyrighted materials with OER might benefit your students and the College. The information below will update in real time as you make changes.
Credit: Wiley, D. (2018). The OER Adoption Impact Calculator. http://impact.lumenlearning.com