Topic outline


  • Welcome to the

    Open Educational Resources         

    Sections

    1. Open Educational Resources
    2. Open Data
    3. Open Access Publications 

     

    Support

    Monday-Friday
    8:30-16:30 (EST)
    613-520-4433 
    edc@carleton.ca

  • Open Educational Resources (OERs)            Blue 1

    Introduction

    By the end of this module, you should be able to:

    • Define different copyright models and usage rights for educational resources;
    • Identify the benefits and challenges of OERs in teaching and learning;
    • Identify sources of OERs specific to their discipline;
    • Develop a learning activity that uses OERs in the design.
  • Section 2Open Data

    Introduction

    This module explores the use of open data in teaching and learning.  It discusses the types of skills necessary for data management and the potential challenges of embedding data pedagogies into course assignments.  Through case studies and commentary, participants will recognize the potential value of using open data in their teaching, learning and research projects.  By the end of the module, participants should have the information and tools they need to embed open data into learning activities. 

    By the end of this module, you should be able to:

    • Discuss the basic principles of open data;
    • Identify the benefits and challenges of open data in teaching and learning;
    • Elaborate on the concept of data aggregation;
    • Develop an assessment based on the use of open data.
  • Section 3

    Open Access Publications

    Introduction

    The goal of this module is for participants to recognize the benefits and challenges of using open access publications (OAP) in education and to locate OAP for use in a course.  Open access (OA) refers to scholarly research and literature that is free to read and openly accessible on the internet.  Many educational institutions have open access policies to support open access publishing and the use of OAP in teaching and learning.  In this module, participants will learn about the OA movement and dispel some of the myths about OAP.  Participants will also review OA business models and look at venues for OA.  Finally, participants will explore considerations for using OAP in a course or module.

    By the end of this module, you should be able to:

    • Define licensing and access levels for scholarly publications
    • Discuss the benefits and challenges of OAP in teaching and learning
    • Locate sources of open access publications specific to their discipline
    • Develop a learning activity that includes the use of OAP.