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OER's: Open Education Resources and Adult Education


The printing press was a world-altering invention, so is the Internet. Could the next information revolution come from something so simple as the act of sharing? Come learn about Open Education Resources (OER), what are they, where and how do you find them as well as understand Creative Commons licensing and how you can create and share your own OER. Discover how to find and implement re-usable, re-mixable, re-sharable materials for your classroom.Working together with the facilitator, you will practice developing search strategies, how to modify and refine your strategy, identify open licensed materials, looking at OER repositories and a brief introduction to a few tools to manage your new resources.

Prerequisites: Basic computer and Internet skills. Must have an email address.


3 hours


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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.