In this course, you will learn how to develop your Critical Thinking Skills to help you achieve success in your university studies.
Learn how open education and open educational resources (OERs) are changing the rules of education and how to apply them to your everyday teaching. Open education and open educational resources are deeply influencing and transforming the educational environment. This course offers a practitioner’s view of open education, open educational resources, repositories and applications for educators and professionals.
This 4-week course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which open education and open educational resources are changing the rules of education. The purpose of the course is to help faculty and professionals dedicated to education to understand the advantages of open education and how they can apply it to their everyday teaching.
No previous knowledge is necessary. Join us as you start your open education journey.
What you'll learn
On completing this course, you will strengthen your knowledge and career potential by demonstrating an understanding of:
- Foundations of open education and open educational resources (OERs);
- Open licenses that apply to OERs;
- How to search, create, use, remix and share OERs;
- OERs repositories;
- OERs Applications to Academia & Industry.
Week 1: Introduction to Open Education & OERs
Open source way
Open educational resources
Open courses: from OCW to MOOCs
Week 2: Repositories
Communities based on OER Repositories; Repositories of general purpose
Open practices based on repositories
Challenges to use OER from repositories
Open engineering communities; The case of IT and CS communities in Merlot repository
Week 3: Applications to Academic and Industry
Teaching through Open Education
Research and Open Access
Industry and Open Education
Week 4: Applications for OERs
OERs: properties, formats and tools
Creative Commons Licenses and their use
OERs and media: presentations and documents / video (creation and modification)
Other OERs (Lesson Plans, Rubrics, Assessments, etc.)