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2012

Library and Information Science

Western University

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Democratizing Access To Knowledge: Find Out What Open Educational Resources (Oer) Have To Offer, Michael B. Mcnally Mar 2012

Democratizing Access To Knowledge: Find Out What Open Educational Resources (Oer) Have To Offer, Michael B. Mcnally

FIMS Presentations

This presentation provides an overview of Open Educational Resources (OER). It begins by describing what OER are and why they are important. It then examines where OER can be found and provides some screenshots of the OER Commons, MIT`s Open Courseware Initiative and Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT). The presentation also covers copyright and licensing issues, including a description of the Creative Commons licensing system. It concludes with a brief discussion of how to create OER and provides additional references and resources.