OER - anyone can do it!

Making an OER can be very simple indeed - in fact, you could open a word processor, make a resource and share it openly. However, for an OER to be effective it needs to take into account a number of different aspects.

  • Firstly, it needs to be created using a format that is accessible to everyone. If I make an OER which needs to be opened in a specific piece of software that is not available to you, for example, it stops being accessible.

  • Secondly, it needs to be designed in a way that means it is easy for others to read and / or interact with, especially if they have specific educational needs or disabilities.

  • Thirdly, it needs to be legal. You can learn about licensing in module 2.

  • Finally, it needs to be findable. There are many places to distribute OERs.

CONTENT First thoughts on making OER
TARGET GROUP Teachers, trainers, mentors, staff and management of adult education institutions, as well as consultants


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