Its purpose is to provide readers with a quick and user-friendly introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and some of the key issues to think about when exploring how to use OER most effectively. The second section is a more comprehensive analysis of these issues, presented in the form of a traditional research paper. For those who have a deeper interest in OER, this section will assist with making the case for OER more substantively. The third section is a set of appendices, containing more detailed information about specific areas of relevance to OER. These are aimed at people who are looking for substantive information regarding a specific area of interest. Originally published 2011; Revised 2015.
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Education Curriculum (CSEC) mathematics syllabus has been used to guide the selection and sequencing of quality Open Education Resources (OER) to create a free textbook or online course. The resources have been collected and vetted by experienced mathematics teachers and organised to allow a 'reader' gain mastery of each of the CSEC topics and objectives.
This Farmers' Agribusiness training course has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a 'farm' to a 'firm'. This lesson provides information on what farming activities could be considered 'Enterprises' and incorporated into an Enterprise Accounting spreadsheet, how to use functions to calculate totals and averages within the spreadsheet program, customise formula using a spreadsheet program and how to customise the Enterprise accounting template.
This how to guide has been developed to assist teachers, teaching support personnel and educational technology administrators to: understand the value of open education, OER and open textbooks for teaching and learning; appreciate the potential value of developing an open textbook platform; select appropriate technology to build an open textbook platform, using either existing services offered free on the Internet or open-source tools, based on local needs and resources; and build, manage and maintain an open textbook platforms.
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Education Curriculum (CSEC) mathematics syllabus has been used to guide the selection and sequencing of quality Open Education Resources (OER) to create a free textbook or online course. The resources have been collected and vetted by experienced mathematics teachers and organised to allow a 'reader' gain mastery of each of the CSEC topics and objectives. The topics available for study include:
Developing a course, and associated materials, to support professional development can often be a costly enterprise. Designers and developers need to consider curriculum design, materials development, quality assurance, platform customisation and evaluation. Following this process step by step is often protracted and costly. The ADDIE model of instructional design, a popular and often cited ideal approach to creating courseware, suggests that analysis of needs, courseware design and development, implementation and course evaluation is required by any entity bent on creating effective courses.
In contrast to this mindset, however, there is evidence that a collaborative-shared approach to instructional design challenges the ADDIE model’s assumption that each step needs to be done in-house. Since 2011, several Teacher ICT Integration professional development initiatives around the globe have demonstrated that burdens in both design and development phases can be shared, shortening the time required to design courses and develop the accompanying resources. This approach also is more cost effective than typical ventures.
This is a supplementary video for the Commonwealth of Learning Open Textbook Manual. It shows how to create Lessons in OER Commons. The OER Commons Lesson Builder allows instructors to create resources that are viewable by students as lessons, and by teachers as lesson plans with supplemental instructional resources.
This is a supplementary video to support the Commonwealth of Learning's Open Textbook Manual. It shows you how to use the OER Commons Open Author Tool to create Open Textbooks.