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OERs for Adult Education (series)


There are many free, customizable, and editable resources for adult educators and their learners. By using Open Educational Resources (OER) in the classroom and online, teachers and agencies can save money, revise and refresh curriculum and give learners an opportunity to customize their learning. OER are “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits sharing, accessing, re-purposing—including for commercial purposes—and collaborating with others.” (NETP, 2010, pg. 56).

This webinar series will

in Part 1:  provide an introduction the basics of Open Educational Resources (OERs); what are they, how they can be found, and considerations for determining their quality for use in an adult education classroom,

in Part 2: the focus will be on using OER's and giving proper attribution to the various works teachers may use after finding. Licensing both teacher and student works under an appropriate Creative Commons license will also be discussed and shown.

in Part 3: the focus will provide a list of online creation tools to help you revise, or create, learning materials for your students. Adding text, graphics, interactive games or assessments as well as video will be covered as well as the many online tools to help you create and license your own Open Educational Resources. 


Participants should be comfortable with basic computer skills and navigating the Internet.

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An OTAN Certificate of Attendance will only be awarded to those that have pre-registered and attend at least 75% of the scheduled time.
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Note: OTAN workshops listed as "series" may be scheduled as one (1) workshop or webinar by qualifying agencies as necessary. For more information about series workshops and others, please contact with subject "Training."


1.5 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.