Introduction to Open Educational Resources for Teacher Educators
Wednesday, March 28 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Location: Edison Ballroom D
Presider: Austin Kureethara Manuel, Midwestern State University, United States
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to provide a general introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) for teacher educators. Although many faculty in higher education have some awareness of OER, few have a working knowledge of this important phenomenon or an understanding of its potential power for educational transformation. It behooves educators at all levels, to comprehend and harness the power of OER to improve education and decrease the financial costs associated with it. It is important to garner general information about OERs, the impetus for the movement, various distinctions among the Creative Commons licenses, as well as links to various resources including open access directories, repositories, textbooks, and various learning objects. Additionally, the merits of educators at all levels and their students creating, modifying, and contributing to sustainable open educational resources will be explored.