For this Between the Chapters episode, I have a 2-part conversation about open educational resources (OER) with Part I Judith Pete and Catherine Cronin, and then Part II with Virginia Rodés and Maren Deepwell. This extended episode dives into topics from Chapter 11 and beyond as we talk about practices, tensions, and context for OER around the world. We move beyond content and licensing to talk about what OER means now with the pivot to online and how it transforms the work we do for teaching, learning, and research. I hope you enjoy hearing about these opportunities and advances being made in open work from these scholars and practitioners.
- What is OER?
- Open Educational Resources (OER) via UNESCO
- The Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN)
- eLearning Africa
- Open Educational Practices #OEP presentation from Catherine Cronin
- Research Methods Handbook from the GO-GN
- Pete, J., Mulder, F., & Dutra Oliveira Neto, J. (2017). Differentiation in Access to, and the Use and Sharing of (Open) Educational Resources among Students and Lecturers at Kenyan Universities. Open Praxis, 9(2): 173-194.
- Open Up: OER for Higher Ed Teaching, Learning, and Support Services
- 7 Things You Should Know About Open Education: Practices
- GO- GN motto: Tuko Pamoja‘, which in Kiswahili means ‘We are Together‘
- Open Licensing from Cable Green
- The National Forum Open Licensing Toolkit
- Open Content via David Wiley
- Bali, M., Cronin, C., & Jhangiani, R. (2020). Framing open educational practices from a social justice perspective. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2020(1). doi.org/10.5334/jime.565
- Cronin, C. (2020). Open education: Walking a critical path. In D. Conrad & P. Prinsloo (Eds.), Open(ing) education: Theory and practice. Brill. doi: 10.1163/9789004422988_002
- Open Educational Resources from UNESCO
- OERxDomains Conference 2021
- Association for Learning Technology (ALT)
- Open Education & OER: A Call to Action for Policy Makers repository published by ALT
- Rodés, V., Gewerc-Barujel, A., & Llamas-Nistal, M. (2019). University teachers and open educational resources: Case studies from latin America. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 20(1).
- Czerwonogora, A., & Rodés, V. (2019). Praxis: Open educational practices and open science to face the challenges of critical educational action research. Open Praxis, 11(4), 381.
- FemEdTech Network – Follow on Twitter @FemEdTech and hashtag: #FemEdTech
- ALT Open Education Special Interest Group
- #AmplifyFE Community of Practice
- Blended and Online Learning Design by Future Learn MOOC
- 3 ways to Join the GO-GN
“Enacting openness and engaging in open educational practices is always complex, personal, contextual, and continually negotiated. What will you do now?” ~ Catherine
“That tension between content and practice in education is quite important… but that is a continuum within the curriculum.” ~ Virginia
Questions for Martin, the OER community, Ed Tech friends, etc.:
- How can I convince my colleagues to share their content to transform?
- What can we learn from other OER institutions, e.g. MIT OCW?
- What will you do now?
- How are you thinking about “open” in the work you do for teaching, research, and learning practices?
- How will you lead in an open, authentic way as an administrator?
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