Blog/20140529 OER Guidance for Schools

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Understanding Open Educational Resources: Guidance for Schools

This project, initiated and funded by Leicester City Council, part of the DigiLit Leicester project, supports staff across the city in understanding and making use of Open Licensing, and creating and sharing their own Open Educational Resources. As a first step, we are producing guidance relevant to secondary school staff which supports schools in understanding and making use of Open Licensing, and creating and sharing their own Open Educational Resources. The guidance itself will be open, and will be available online, and for download. The guidance covers:

  1. Open Education and the schools sector;
  2. Understanding Open Licensing;
  3. How to Openly License your resources;
  4. Finding and sharing Openly Licensed Resources.

The focus of the guidance is practical, supporting secondary school staff in not just understanding the topics, but in being able to make use of them and apply them to resources used and created as part of their own work.

The first draft of the guidance will be available by 1st July, followed by further consultation, and by two workshops for staff relating to the use and understanding of the materials (in early September, as part of an Open Education Schools Event).

The guidance materials are linked to concrete OER-based teaching ideas and activities, that are suitable for professional development activities. We envisage this to be run by OER pioneer teachers, who are engaging a broader base of teachers in using, creating, and sharing OERs. The ultimate aim is raise confidence about using OER and to support teaching, learning, and community development with open educational practices.

The project is running May - September 2014.



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