Benefits and Challenges of OER Resources

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Published on March 3, 2014

Author: CatherineCodd

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Five benefits and five challenges of OER resources.

OER Open Educational Resources Benefits and Challenges of OER Resources Catherine Codd March 3, 2014

OER - Benefits ONE • Reduces the educational costs for students. Text books have become cost prohibitive. Curly's Law by cogdogblog is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

OER - Benefits TWO • Reduces the educational costs for students. Text books have become cost prohibitive. • Information can be accessed world wide. Both students and faculty have access to high Peace be with you by RebeccaWong.Rx is licensed under CC BY 2.0 quality material no matter what country they live in.

OER - Benefits THREE • Reduces the educational costs for students. Text books have become cost prohibitive. • Information can be accessed world wide. Both students and faculty have access to high quality material no matter what country they live in. Three Fingers, balancing Society, Environment, Econom y. Sustainability Salute Peace Plus One by !/_PeacePlusOne is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 • Faculty can use OER to supplement current curriculum in both online and traditional courses.

OER - Benefits FOUR 4 by kitty meets goat is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 • Reduces the educational costs for students. Text books have become cost prohibitive. • Information can be accessed world wide. Both students and faculty have access to high quality material no matter what country they live in. • Faculty can use OER to supplement current curriculum in both online and traditional courses. • Curriculum is available for peer review. Experts can add or change information.

OER - Benefits FIVE 36-High Five by Melanie Holtsman is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 • Reduces the educational costs for students. Text books have become cost prohibitive. • Information can be accessed world wide. • Faculty can use OER to enhance current curriculum. • Curriculum is available for peer review. Experts can add or change information. • Just in time information can be collected about student learning. This provides the opportunity for early intervention when students are having trouble. It also helps with assessment. Faculty will know what is and isn’t working.

OER - Challenges ONE • Some faculty are hesitant to share expertise openly. How will this affect my job in the future? Curly's Law by cogdogblog is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

OER - Challenges TWO • Some faculty are hesitant to share expertise openly. How will this affect my job in the future? • Difficult to Navigate. Peace be with you by RebeccaWong.Rx is licensed under CC BY 2.0 There is a lot of information available and it is not always easy to find what I need.

OER - Challenges THREE • Some faculty are hesitant to share expertise openly. How will this affect my job in the future? • Difficult to Navigate. Three Fingers, balancing Society, Environment, Econom y. Sustainability Salute Peace Plus One by !/_PeacePlusOne is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 There is a lot of information available and it is not uniformly presented so it can be difficult to find what I need. • Language and Culture Barriers. Information is generated in the language of the content expert and must be translated.

OER - Challenges FOUR • Some faculty are hesitant to share expertise openly. How will this affect my job in the future? • Difficult to Navigate. 4 by kitty meets goat is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 There is a lot of information available and it is not always easy to find what I need. • Language and Culture Barriers. The information is not available in my language. • Requires access to technology. While most can find internet access, it is not always convenient, some OER sites require registration and those who live in rural communities struggle with slow speeds and lack of software.

OER - Challenges FIVE • Some faculty are hesitant to share expertise openly. How will this affect my job in the future? • Difficult to Navigate. 36-High Five by Melanie Holtsman is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 There is a lot of information available and it is not always easy to find what I need. • Language and Culture Barriers. The information is not available in my language. • Requires access to technology. While most can find internet access, it is not always convenient, some OER sites require registration and those who live in rural communities struggle with slow speeds and lack of software. • Lack of face to face interaction. I perform better in a traditional classroom setting.

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