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 Dr Ramesh C Sharma on March 25, 2015 at 12:41am

Hello Sonia and all friends,


You may like to participate in these free webinars on OERs:

Series of free webinars will explore Open Educational Resources

The LangOER project team will hold a series of five free webinars over March, April and May, with the first to be held on 25 March at 2pm CET.

Conducted by experts in the field, the webinars will explore Open Educational Resources and how they can enrich teaching and learning practice.


Introduction to OER and the open learning platform
25 March, 2pm-2.45pm CET
Marit Bijlsma, Mercator Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning / Fryske Akademy (Netherlands)

OER and best-practice examples
2 April, 2pm-2.45pm CET
Ebba Ossiannilsson, Lund University (Sweden)

A step-by-step approach to apply OER in your own teaching context
15 April, 2pm-2.45pm CET
Robert Schuwer, Fontys Higher Education (Netherlands)

OER and licensing: What you need to know
23 April, 2pm-2.45pm CET
Lisette Kalshoven, Kennisland/Creative Commons (Netherlands)
Chair: Valentina Garoia, European Schoolnet (Belgium)

How to store and share your own created material
13 May, 2pm-2.45pm CET
Elena Schulman, European Schoolnet (Belgium)

Register now!

To register for the free webinars, email your name and school/institution

The LangOER project

The LangOER project will run for three years (2014-2016) and aims to explore OER for Less Used Languages. LangOER consists of nine project partners, including ICDE, and is supported by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme. For more information about the project, visit the LangOER website.

with best wishes


Comment by Sonia Araceli Hernandez Acuna on March 23, 2015 at 12:53pm

Hello everybody. I am a Librarian and I am usually collection OERs for my users. Especially because there's no much spanish digitalize content for academic purposes.

Of course we have Scielo, Redalyc and Dialnet for many journals. But still we are still looking that online production for books could increase. =)

Any thoughts?

Comment by Sonia Araceli Hernandez Acuna on March 23, 2015 at 12:10pm

Thanks Dr. Ramesh. Happy to be here =)

Comment by Dr Ramesh C Sharma on March 22, 2015 at 4:08am

A warm welcome to our new members Sonia and Zane!!

with regards


Comment by Dr Ramesh C Sharma on March 15, 2015 at 2:11pm

Thanks Gale, yes, this site has lot of useful information on OERs. 

Comment by Gale Mohammed-Oxley on March 15, 2015 at 10:03am

I got an invitation from OER Commons to visit this site that will share in this forum. Maybe we can discuss on the topic of sharing and to what extent do we draw the line into privacy or is there any concept of privacy in the open forums?

Comment by Dr Ramesh C Sharma on March 15, 2015 at 6:36am
Comment by Dr Ramesh C Sharma on February 15, 2015 at 1:33am

Pl share about any OER you have created, used, revised, remixed or adapted. If you can direct to its location, it will be great. Please do tell how effective or otherwise you found that. 
Thank you!


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