Blastoff - Taking Education into OERbitFacilitator: Paul Stacey
When: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 14:30 - 16:00 (Mountain), 20:30 GMT
Where: Elluminate Live
Join Paul Stacey on the Starship BCcampus in this journey through the universe of Open Educational Resources (OER). Learn how OER are opening up a new education frontier. Visit OER colonies throughout education space and see for yourself what an OER is and how they are being used to create credentials. Find out how you can use OER in your own teaching and learning practice. Discover how the future of OER is being shaped by Foundations, public government Ministries, and everyday educators who simply choose to become OER space cadets. Buckle up as Paul takes you into OERbit!
Prior to Blastoff participants are invited to explore the following:
- Paul's blog
- BCcampus OER online workspace wiki
- "Free to Learn: an Open Educational Resources Policy Development Guidebook for Community College Governance Officials" by Hal Plotkin was just published using a Creative Commons license in October 2010 and is available online for free
- The July/August 2010 issue of Educause covers the entire field of “open” in education.
- David Wiley’s recent Open Education Resource webcast for Educause provides a good introduction to what OER are all about.
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