|OER Handbook for Educators|
|Use||Integrating OERs in teaching and learning | Learner perspective | Educator perspective | Using Mobile Versions | Evaluation | Accessibility | Perspectives|
The educator perspective is the theme of this handbook - a manual for educators on how to develop and use OER. Here is a summary of some of the ways in which educators can use and promote OER:
- Adapting and extending existing OER for a local purpose.
- Choosing OER as part of the readings to support a growing international movement towards more and higher quality OER
- Publishing materials as OER by simply allowing public access to online courses (if e-learning is used) or archiving key materials on sites that offer free hosting (for example, flickr.com for images, www.slideshare.net for presentations, etc.)
- Sharing one's work in ways that makes it easy for others to access it and collaborate on adding more materials or examples.
- Translating the resources into other languages.
- Teaching in ways that encourage students to access and produce OER, and assess the quality of online resources.
- Experimenting with peer-based assessment models and reputation mechanisms familiar to the learners from social networking and e-commerce sites (e.g. rating each others' work based on five stars).
Schmidt, P. (2007, November) "7.3.2 Lecturer perspective." UNESCO OER Toolkit Draft. WikiEducator. Retrieved March 21, 2008, from http://www.wikieducator.org/UNESCO_OER_Toolkit_Draft#Learner_perspective