Open Education Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resourcesthat reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.
Topics: Jen starts us off by examining issues brought out during Rory McGreal's Change11 presentation about 'OER for Learning' and OERu Specifically, we contemplate the role of the teacher and/or learning institution when using Open Educational Resources and what about the 'missing piece' between open content and assessment? John relates this all to his current MOOC experience and his daughter's experience being virtually schooled. Jeff harasses Dave a bit about the lack of interaction during Change11's Friday reflection sessions and the boys stick around for a short post-show as Jen flees the scene. A good time was had by all.
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