Hello and welcome to the second issue of “Mini OER Learning Snacks”!
This week, we will dive deeper into ways to find OER.
OER are not hard to find, you just need to look at the right places. Good indications for OER are open licences (e.g. CC0, CC BY)—we will discuss licences next week—and modifiable formats (e.g. H5P, editable Word documents).
These are great starting points to look for OER:
- Creative Commons Search: https://search.creativecommons.org/
- OER Commons: https://www.oercommons.org/
- General Repositories, sorted by type of licence: https://wikieducator.org/OER_Handbook/educator_version_one/Find/General_repositories
- Academic Earth: over 1,500 video lectures from MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale
- Free Arts Courses on Curriki Library
- Course/Learning Materials & Open Educational Resources (OER) from the Commonwealth of Learning’s database: http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2402/recent-submissions?offset=10
Bonus: Where to find openly licensed material for OER?
- Images: Wikimedia Commons, digital resources of Europe’s museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections on Europeana, search filtered by licence type on Google Images and Flickr.
- Videos: Internet Archive, TED videos are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence, Al Jazeera Creative Common Repository, Vimeo
- Audio: Internet Archive, Jamendo, ccMixter, Free Music Archive
- Icons: The Noun Project
Our prompt this week for you is: Reflect on the material that you have found and used. How are they licenced? Have you used them correctly according to the licence? Among the sources suggested above, are there new sources that you would like to take a look at?
An archive of the Mini OER Learning Snacks can be found here on our blog.
Nele & Phuong