OER 101: What are Open Educational Resources and Why Are They Important?


Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 4.26.00 PMOpen educational resources, open source, open education, online content…how does anyone keep it all straight? In this session, presented by the Open Educational Resources (OER) in the K-12 Classroom community on edWeb.net, Katherine Quinn-Shea, Director of Marketing at Net Texts, defined OER and explained why they are so important to education today. She covered the background of OER, some key players in the space, and the endless possibilities of how to integrate this content into your classroom and school. You will also see a 10 minute demo on how to use Net Texts, a free resources that has a library of over 120,000 pieces of OER sorted by grade, subject, multimedia type, and Common Core State Standard. View the webinar if you’re tired of being overwhelmed by the possibilities out there and are looking for clear direction on what OER are and how to use them!

Earn your CE Certificate for viewing this recording: Join the free Open Educational Resources (OER) in the K-12 Classroom community on edWeb.net and take a quiz to receive a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar. Past webinars, presentation slides, and CE quizzes are available in the Webinar Archives folder of the Community Toolbox.

Open Educational Resources (OER) in the K-12 Classroom is a professional learning community (PLC) that helps educators select and make better use of OER, and provides a collaborative forum for continuing dialogue and support.  Open Educational Resources (OER) are a fast-growing body of free digital resources that can help schools reduce their expenses on textbooks and other education materials.  This program is sponsored by Net Texts.

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