Adopting OER

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Clarification of aims

  • identify types of OERs and adoption possibilities
  • discuss issues, requirements, limitations of OER adoption
  • outline processes for adopting OERs
    • complete course / workshop / learning experience - including assignments, assessments
    • unit / module within an existing framework
  • identify sources and OER candidates for adoption
  • evaluate learning design and content design of OERs being considered for adoption
  • prepare an implementation plan

Ensuring learners drive your design

Who are the learners/users/target audience?

Instructors, facilitators, instructional developers who will be selecting the OERs and facilitating education / training delivered incorporating the OERs

What are the particular needs of this group?

How are their needs going to be catered for in the design of your resource?

What is the situation in which most learners will use this resource? For example will they have access to computers, the internet, or will they need printed versions of materials?

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Learning activity

What are the overall learning goals/objectives for this resource or course? What changes do we want learners to show as a result of using the resource?

What types of learning activities are learners going to need to DO to achieve the learning goals?

How are we going to check that learners have achieved what they set out to?

What feedback will learners need to receive to know how they are going?

How are learners going to communicate with each other and ‘teachers’ while they work through the resource?

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Learning resources

What relevant resources and tools already exist that learners can use?

What, if any, new resources need to be created?

How should these resources be used?

What opportunities can we build in to encourage learners to discover and share their own resources?

What support will learners need?

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Teaching and learning approach

What philosophies or approaches underpin what we want to achieve?

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Using the materials

How do we recommend this resource be used?

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Evaluating the materials

What feedback would you like about the resource you have created?

How are you going to get this and when?

What is this stuff?

Information icon.svg Adopting OER
Guide to adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) into a course or workshop
See: History

See The Learning Design Project
for more information.

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