Open Educational Resources Presentation
On Friday 27 November 2009, I gave a presentation titled “Open Educational Resources: Formal and informal approaches” at the Distance Education Symposium at the University of Otago. I discussed examples of the dominant models that universities have developed to create Open Educational Resources (OER), and I contrasted this with the widespread practice of sharing information and media in more informal contexts. I highlighted the importance of the Creative Commons licensing scheme for both approaches. A PDF version of the slides (15.2 MB) and an MP3 audio recording (45 min., 41.2 MB) can be accessed from the University of Otago’s digital repository. While researching the topic, I found four useful presentations that were delivered at Athabasca Univerity during Open Access Week (October 19-23 2009), and “Open Educational Resources – Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Education,” a 2008 briefing paper by Li Yuan, Sheila MacNeil and Wilbert Kraan that provides an excellent overview.