Open education and open educational resources are deeply influencing and transforming the educational environment. This course offers a practitioner’s view of open education, open educational resources, repositories and applications for educators and professionals.
This 4-week course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which open education and open educational resources are changing the rules of education. The purpose of the course is to help faculty and professionals dedicated to education to understand the advantages of open education and how they can apply it to their everyday teaching.
No previous knowledge is necessary. Join us as you start your open education journey.
Week 1: Introduction to Open Education & OERs
Open source way
Open educational resources
Open courses: from OCW to MOOCs
Week 2: Repositories
Communities based on OER Repositories; Repositories of general purpose
Open practices based on repositories
Challenges to use OER from repositories
Open engineering communities; The case of IT and CS communities in Merlot repository
Week 3: Applications to Academic and Industry
Teaching through Open Education
Research and Open Access
Industry and Open Education
Week 4: Applications for OERs
OERs: properties, formats and tools
Creative Commons Licenses and their use
OERs and media: presentations and documents / video (creation and modification)
Other OERs (Lesson Plans, Rubrics, Assessments, etc.)
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.