Research Outline

Open Education Resources


Introduce viewers to topic at hand-Open Educational Resources.

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

  • Brief definition of OER
  • Online websites offering open content
  • Sources available

Brief History

  • Give a brief history of the starting of Open Educational Resources
  • Focus on turning points

What are OER in 2013?

  • Fast forward to present state of OER
  • List some current sources of OER for students

Benefits for Student Use

  • Independent learners
  • Tutoring
  • 21st century learning
  • Building knowledge
  • Research/inquiry

College Costs

  • Climbing college costs
  • Percentage of students not graduating
  • Free certificate courses

What Can School Staff Do?

  • Incorporate OER into classroom discussion
  • Use resources to reteach material
  • Allow students to browse through online courses
  • Share current OER events

Open Educational Resources Concerns

  • Questionable reliability
  • Students must have internet access
  • Licensing

On a Global Scale

  • Open Educational resources are available worldwide
  • Students must be prepared to compete globally
  • Educators must promote awareness

Final Thoughts

  • Students need to be prepared for 21st Century Learning
  • Educators are obligated to inform students
  • Give students the choice of using these resources
  • Promote them in the classroom
  • Knowledge is power, and can be gained outside of the classroom