Open Educational Resources (OERs)


Open Educational Resources (OERs)

In this group we will discuss how the open educational resources can help increase collaboration among teachers about sharing of open resources and how the quality of teaching and learning can be improved. We would also discuss about Creative Commons licences and its applications to different kind of text, audio, video and other multimedia resources. We will also share links and information about where we can search for OERs.

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Creative commons example

MIT Open CourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare has been releasing its materials — web versions of virtually all MIT course content — under a CC BY-NC-SA license since 2004. Today, MIT OCW has over 2000 courses available freely and openly online for anyone, anywhere to adapt, translate, and redistribute. MIT OCW have been translated into at least 10 languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, French, German, Vietnamese, and Ukrainian. In 2011, MIT OCW celebrated its 10th anniversary, having reached 100 million individuals, and announced MITx, an initiative to provide certification for completion of its courses. The OpenCourseWare concept has now spread to hundreds of universities worldwide.

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow Cory Doctorow / Jonathan Worth / CC BY-SA Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow is a writer, blogger, and science fiction author with a vast amount of work under his name. As an early adopter of Creative Commons, Cory has produced many publications under CC licenses since 2003, including Little Brother under CC BY-NC-SA which spent 4 weeks on the NYTimes bestseller list. In Cory’s words, “I use CC for my speeches, for my articles and op-eds, and for articles and stories that I write for ‘straight’ magazines from Forbes to Radar. My co-editors and I use CC licenses for our popular blog, Boing Boing, one of the most widely read blogs in the world. These licenses have allowed my work to spread far and wide, into corners of the world I never could have reached.” Case Study: Cory Doctorow Commoner Letter: Cory Doctorow

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Comment by Sonia Araceli Hernandez Acuna on April 6, 2015 at 11:38am

Thanks Lourdes! I will revise it.

Also I share our Open Sources from a site developed by my institution:

Comment by Gale Mohammed-Oxley on March 30, 2015 at 12:10pm

Thank you Dr. Sharma.

I got the information I needed.


Comment by Dr Ramesh C Sharma on March 29, 2015 at 11:23am

Dear Friends, 

If you have someone in your circle interested in OERs, please do invite them to join our this group.



Comment by Dr Ramesh C Sharma on March 29, 2015 at 11:21am

Hello Gale, thats a good news. Dr Ebba also responded to me in my personal communication to her.

YOu may like to see for more information too.

All the best, Pl do share your experience of attending this webinar,

Comment by Gale Mohammed-Oxley on March 29, 2015 at 8:27am

Dr. Sharma,

I got a response from Mercator.

Thank you.


Comment by Dr Ramesh C Sharma on March 29, 2015 at 1:06am

Hello Gale,

did you send an email to for registration. She will send the detailed instructions on how you can participate in webinars?

Next session is by Ebba, let me ask her she is a good friend and had taken a session in an OER MOOC organised by us in August 2013.



Comment by Dr Ramesh C Sharma on March 29, 2015 at 1:02am

Hello Gale, and all,

There will be a webinar on OER authoring and delivery platforms, no pre registration is needed, just click on the link in the message below:

April 8 webinar: OER Authoring and Delivery Platforms

March 26, 2015

The growing adoption of open educational resources (OER) has identified the need for easy-to-use authoring platforms for the development and delivery of openly licensed digital content. Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for this free, open webinar on authoring platforms that support faculty authoring and adaption of open educational resources and institutional delivery of these resources.

Our speakers will share platforms used by faculty to develop open textbooks and also a delivery platform for making openly licensed digital content easily accessible for faculty and students.

  • Date: Wednesday, April 8
  • Time: 10 am PST; 1:00 pm EST

Featured speakers:

  • Clint Lalonde, Open Education Manager, BCcampus
  • Judy Einstein, VP Business Development and Etienne Pelaprat, User Experience Researcher, Courseload Inc.

Participant Login Information:

No pre-registration is necessary.  Please use the link below on the day of the webinar to login and listen.

Web login:

Dial-in if needed:  1-913-312-3202 (passcode: 103110)

Posted by: Una Daly, Director of Curriculum Design & Coll

Comment by Lourdes Rodriguez Aguilera on March 28, 2015 at 12:01pm

Hi Sonia,

I would like to share the following link:,7016.html

In that link, there are interesting OERs in Spanish (from the Inter-American Development Bank and INDES).



Comment by Gale Mohammed-Oxley on March 26, 2015 at 8:30am

Dr. Sharma,

I have problems registering for the activities.

I missed one yesterday although I followed your instructions. 

Can you check for me please.


Comment by Dr Ramesh C Sharma on March 26, 2015 at 3:16am

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