Starting with the Requirements:
- Defined content curation.
- Explored Creative Commons Licenses and compared them to Copyright.
- Used Boolean operators and limiters to refine searches.
- Explored repositories to curate content that meet specific learning goals.
- Used the CRAAP test to evaluate OER.
- Reflected on using OER when designing, developing and revising courses or workshops
Evidence as below:
1. Screenshot of post
3. I always use Boolean Operators to search images and find sources….the advantages of a focused search are that you get superior results. For this image, I used spring and person, but refined it to include umbrella and colour. I also then used not to exclude nature because I wanted a very specific look.
4. Loved this activity. Copy of the post I made below.
Love https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca and have used their resources and encouraged fellow faculty to as well.
Feel that https://oedb.org/ilibrarian/50_essential_resources_for_esl_students/ could be a fantastic resource for our EFL students and will share it today with our coordinators
Personally really enjoyed http://justiceharvard.org and am thinking I could use some of this for an ethics class… hmmm. Things to consider.
And finally…. I posted about this but what fun. https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/ has so much to explore.
And some screenshots from the posts I added to Padlet.
5. In addition to CRAAP, I also reviewed other credibility tests including RADAR and this OER on credibility that I use in class.
What drew me to OER in the first place was seeing slides shows and notes for plenaries and workshops that I couldn’t attend made freely available by educators. I thought it both brilliant and so obvious that we as educators should always be doing that…sharing our work and ideas. That was years ago, and nothing I have seen since has changed my mind. Before e-campus Ontario and I were acquainted, I was busy inventing my own versions of open resources, avoiding textbooks, having students co-create their own texts and resources, and sharing widely (which to me is the whole point…to share and remix).
Today I think of OER as a habit. I encourage students to create for class and share their ideas publicly. The concept of ownership is shifting (Uber, tool libraries) and I think we are seeing that same shift in academia. It’s not about ownership so much as it is about collaboration and the free sharing of ideas for mutual benefit. I want students to build off each other. I want to build off others. And I want to provide others an opportunity to build off my ideas, recasting and improving them.
For one of the extend extras, I made this which sums up what I think OER and citation represents: Turtles all the way down. We are all standing on each other’s shoulders…that’s how we grow taller.