This MindMap has been designed to offer a logically structured visual approach to understanding the complex issues involved when creating selecting and using Open Educational Resources, (OER). The Sources Branch leads to many of the portals and sites that contain OERs, and thismay be your first port of call if you are looking for Curriculum Specific resources to use immeditaley, or to include in a new resource, The Map is also designed to cover the full gamut of practicalities from the selection and use of tools for creating content, through search and discovery, Copyright and IPR issues and enable a strategy for successfully implementing OERs within courses. The maps will include embedded hyperlinks, notes, video and papers together with suggestions for further study and research. Although there is still a great deal of potential to build on and extend this map, and we hope you may be enouraged to do so, we trust you will take time to explore each of the nodes and find useful ideas contents and resources. The Map also links to the MindMaps for the following Units of Study: (6, 7, 9): Unit 6: E-tools of teaching and Learning Unit 7: Professional Development and Researching Practice Unit 9: Working in a collaborative online environment
This branch explores some of the different definitions of OERs Image Credit: Nina Mathews Photography http://www.flickr.com/photos/21560098@N06/ CC BY
MOOCs are not Open resources, as OERs. It may be likely that most MOOCs may include OERs; but OERS are not a pre-requisite within MOOCs. It is also worth noting the difference betwen xMOOC and cMOOC.
This node explores instances where the use of OERS may be apporpriate and the practice of using OERS .
Online courses can be designed for local or institutional use.
DS106 - Digital Storytelling
Local Courses within Institution
MOOCs, Open Education, Edx, Non Profit, Coursera, University of Edinburgh
Some examples of communities developing and using OERs
OER Community - University of Bedforshire
OERs In School, DEFT Project, New Zealand Schools, Walking the Walk
OER (VLE Activity), Group, Individual
Un-Conferences / Meetups, MirandaMods, TeachMeets
Licences are fundamental to OERs number are a numbe of different 'Open' Licences available that can be used with OERs.
CREATIVE COMMONS offers
Licences, BY, BY SA, BY ND, BY NC SA, BY NC, BY NC SA ND
Categories, BY, SA, NC, ND
CC Tools, CC Licence Selector, CC OER Tool
The Public Domain - please note - works may be in the Public Domain in one country but not in others, so using works in the may require careful research and selection.
Please Note - you cannot include Copyrighted © works in an OER - (without the owners permission). Even with such permission - it may not be far reaching enough to allow resource to be used in an OER. Therefore as a rule avoid including any resource that is ©.
This branch looks at the issues involved in creating OERS Creating OERs will be as likely to involve adapting and building on resources created by others, as creating completely new resources. Some familarity with digital tools,web skllls will of course be an additional and useful asset. Image Credit: HEA Engineering Subject Centre http://www.flickr.com/photos/22760956@N08/ CC BY
Open Source Tools, Freemind
Search, JISC Finding OERs Toolkit
Web Skills, Coding, Mozilla Popcorn, Searching, Presentation
Media Skills, Edtiing, Proprietary tools, Open tools
Media Type, Images, Flickr CC, Compfight, Video, Platforms, Blip.tv, YouTube, Vimeo, Formats, Open, Proprietary, Audio, Text
Useful current user guide in Wiki format
Properties: Why Use OERs? Waht is it about OERs that makes them valuable branch lists the attributes which make OERs valuable for learning. Image Credit: Caudio Ar http://www.flickr.com/photos/claudio_ar/ CC BY NC SA
OER content should be sustainable - if using online resources - try to judge what their permanence might be.
Open learning must be free and accesible anywhere.
No need to reinvent the wheel
A resource can easily be transferred form one context to another.
Open Content must be free, accesible and allow adaptation.
Content must be easliy shared
This is a your starting point for exploring the wealth of reseources that can be used for creating OERs. All the nodes here link to 'Open' resources freely available on the Internet. Whilst not all are necessarily complete OERs in their own right they can be combined to create new learning resources. Some resources will be free and open - others will phave conditions of use such as this example and suggestions from from OER commons "Conditions of Use No Strings Attached Remix and Share Share Only Read the Fine Print" Image Credit Theo Kuechel
University of Oxford, OpenSpires
The `National Archives invite you to use their historical sources to recreate your own tasks for groups or individuals in the classroom. You are free to download our images to create your own teaching materials provided they are presented with a document reference and linked to the website. However, images for commercial publication will have to observe the usual terms of copyright.
Focus on Film
The key goals of The Commons on Flickr are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world's public photography archives, and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer. You're invited to help describe the photographs you discover in The Commons on Flickr, either by adding tags or leaving comments.*
Will resources and b artefacts from many European museums archives and collections, Europeanna
The US Library of Congressis is "the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections." It is a vast portal, well worth spending time exploring; many of its resources have Open licences or are in the Public Domain.
These resources will be upodated regularly. Image Credit: Ian Levack CC_BY_NC-ND http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianlevack/with/3705304317/#photo_3705304317
Are all kinds of pedagogical styles that underpin OERs acceptable?
Innovating pedagogy (OU): important report on new l earning contexts, New pedagogy for e-books, Publisher led short courses, Assessment for Learning, Bedges to accredit learning, Mozilla Open Badges Project, MOOC, Four Barriers to MOOCs, MOOCs: Advantages and disadvantages, Debate: MOOCS: neither the death of the university nor the panacea for learning, MOOC participant views, MOOC Backlash, MOOC: Poor learning design, Learning for Free? MOOCs, MOOCs: Two pedagogical styles, Examples:a reading MOOC, Rebirth of academic publishing, Seamless learning, Learning Analytics, Personal Inquiry Learning, Rhizomatic learning
Debate - should OERs allow commercial Resuse
OER Impact Study
OER Impact Presentation
What Does Openness mean to Universities
OERs - Difference between Schools & Universities