Supporting OER creation as a professional development outcome: The Technology-Enabled Learning MOOC
Friday, March 30 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
This paper reports preliminary findings of research being conducted on a Teacher Professional Development MOOC and how educators participated in the creation of an OER repository. The Technology-Enabled Learning MOOC (TELMOOC) was designed to support educators looking to explore how technology can be leveraged in their teaching environment. The TELMOOC (www.telmooc.org), developed as a collaboration of the Commonwealth of Learning and Athabasca University, has been delivered to over 5000 educators around the globe in two cohorts of the course in 2017. Employing a contemporary educational MOOC design described as an iMOOC (Inquiry MOOC), the course provided educators with opportunities to engage with many Open Educational Resources (OER), discuss topics and educational solutions relating to technology, and develop activity plans to implement in their educational settings. Preliminary findings relating to OER development as a component of a MOOC indicate that educators are willing to create and share OER. Further study of how to best support educators as they create OER is needed.