Free Resources for Courses

The I.T. Sligo Seminar for Open Educational Resources

On Wednesday the 4th March 2020 I.T. Sligo will host a one day seminar to help let people know that a wealth of free high quality educational resources are available, the volume is increasing daily. Starting from 9:30 am through to early afternoon there will some great presentations from guest speakers very much at the fore front of using open resources to produce and develop new degree programmes, short courses, modules and standalone certificates.

More information on the speakers and schedule for the event will follow soon. For any queries so far please contact organiser Paul Walsh at walsh.paul@nullitsligo.ie

By using Open Educational Resources we can benefit from the knowledge of others and in turn share, contribute and further add to this sustainable model of creating new degrees at very little or no cost, while making education entirely open to everyone not able to access third level education.

The Hewlett Foundation has updated its definition of OER:

“Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions[7]“. The new definition explicitly states that OER can include both digital and non-digital resources. Also, it lists several types of use that OER permit, inspired by 5R activities of OER

 

 

 

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