OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
by: Vladimir Miranda // 08/25/2020
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. OER form part of ‘Open Solutions’, alongside Free and Open Source software (FOSS), Open Access (OA), Open Data (OD) and crowdsourcing platforms.
Below are the compiled OER’s that can help the Wesleyan Community to cope with the new normal.
MERLOT (Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is an online repository and international consortium of institutions (and systems) of higher education, industry partners, professional organizations and individuals. MERLOT partners and members are devoted to identifying, peer reviewing, organizing and making available existing online learning resources in a range of academic discipline for use by higher education faculty and students.
Open Culture highlights the best free cultural and educational media available on the web. Open Culture sifts through the world of audio and video, find the bits of media that make learning dynamic, productive, and fun, and then present them to people in an organized way.
The Teaching Commons showcases high-quality open educational resources from leading colleges and universities and makes them available to educators and students around the world. Curated by librarians and their institutions, the Teaching Commons includes open access textbooks, course materials, lesson plans, multimedia, and more.