AST1000/e-Learning activities/Exploring Open Educational Resources

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Exploring Open Educational Resources
Summary: Exploring the concept of open educational resources and where to find them.
3 - 3.5 hours

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Stimulus resources
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This e-learning activity prompts you to explore what is meant by the term ‘open educational resources’ (OER) and how you can locate open educational resources online to assist and guide your learning.


Online discovery on the meaning of Open Educational Resources:

  1. Conduct a general internet search using the term ‘Open Educational Resource’. Refer to the information contained on 2 sites that come up to read more about Open Educational Resources.
  2. Now using the search functions contained in the Directory of Open Access Journals (linked above in Stimulus), locate journals/journal articles relevant to your interests. Select 1 article on any topic and read it.
  3. After completing Steps 1) & 2), document in around 100 words what you understand Open Educational Resources to be.
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Learning outcome actions
  1. Using the ‘E-learning Activity and Personal Reflection e-Portfolio, upload your understanding of Open Educational Resources. This should be completed no later than the close (Friday) of Week 1.
  2. The e-moderator will upload an overall comment on the activity on the Course Study Desk after the closing date for submissions.