Open Educational Resources (OER): Leveraging Resources for Affordable Course Content
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The 2017 Faculty Summer Institute is designed to bring scholars together, across the disciplines, to explore the ways in which the use of open educational resources (OER) can advance teaching, learning, and research. About SI
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What are OER?
As defined by UNESCO (2012), Open Educational Resources (OER) are “any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.”
For examples of OER, see
Dr. David Wiley
Dr. David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning and the Education Fellow at Creative Commons, will offer the keynote address and an interactive workshop at CLT’s 2017 Faculty Summer Institute. Lumen Learning is an organization that works to improve the affordability of education through the adoption of open educational resources.
Dr. Wiley has been called “one of America’s most innovative thinkers on the future of learning.” He received a National Science Foundation CAREER Grant, and is both a Nonresident Fellow in the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and a Shuttleworth Fellow. In 2009, Fast Company named Dr. Wiley one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business.
He is also adjunct faculty (previously a tenured Associate Professor) in Brigham Young University’s Graduate program in Instructional Psychology and Technology, where he founded the Open Education Group.
View Dr. Wiley’s 2010 TEDx talk on Open Education and the Future.