Create your own OER

Open Educational Resources (OER) are courses or learning objects which are licenced openly and shared for anyone to use and reuse.

  • You might already be familiar with finding and selecting appropriate open educational resources to use for your teaching and learning. 
  • You may need reassurance that the resources you create for your students (if you are an educator) or for fellow students (if you are engaging in collaborative peer learning) are ready for sharing openly. 

These articles provide some expert advice on creating your own open educational resources and the things you might consider when taking the big step of creating new and re-versioning existing materials and the existing and emerging practices that surround creating OER.

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Active Evolution: Enabling Cultural Change at Edinburgh University

27 July 2016 - 3:42pm • Posted by Beck Pitt

Stuart Nicol (@nicolvision) is a Learning Technology team manager at University of Edinburgh.…

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Creating a Culture of Open: University of Edinburgh

21 July 2016 - 4:15pm • Posted by Beck Pitt

…I would always suggest a vision should be supported by a policy, and a policy should be supported by a service and a service should be supported by...…

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Reflections on the Process of Developing an OER in 10 Steps

1 July 2016 - 3:51pm • Posted by Anna Page

The original article is available at 10 steps to developing an OER - republished here by kind permission of its author Jennifer McWatt (@JenTechLearning)…

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Building an OER in partnership - Understanding Parkinson's

30 June 2016 - 1:37pm • Posted by Anna Page

This case study describes how the OEPS project worked with Parkinson's UK to build an open online course,…

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Martin Hawksey: openness, blogging and the power of connection

20 June 2016 - 9:01am • Posted by Beck Pitt

“I’m interested in how we can do things more in the open just so that they can benefit others”…

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Marion Kelt on Glasgow Caledonian University’s OER Policy

8 February 2016 - 3:44pm • Posted by Beck Pitt

In 2015 Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) was the first Higher Education institution in Scotland (and one of the very few in the UK) to approve an Open...…

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Setting the standard: students as co-creators of OER at Dundee University

8 February 2016 - 11:11am • Posted by Beck Pitt

“Openness to me is about sharing, reciprocation. I think it’s about accessibility.”…

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Going open to support students: Open Access and Flipped Learning at Glasgow University

9 November 2015 - 10:39am • Posted by Beck Pitt

Bernd Porr (@BerndPorr) is a pioneer in the creation of open access videos and use of the flipped learning approach at the University of Glasgow.…

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Planning an open course

16 October 2015 - 3:18pm • Posted by Anna Page

You have an idea for an open course or set of open educational resources (OER) which you plan to share on an open platform so that others can learn from what...…

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