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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Explore OERs with Buffalo State's Open Course: OER-101

OER-101: Locating, Creating, Licensing, and Utilizing OERs is a self-paced online community course that has been built to demonstrate how to find, adapt, and develop open educational resources (OERs) step by step. These OERs may then be licensed via Creative Commons, printed and bound, and integrated into any type of learning environment.

The course is organized into five “pursuits,” each of which represents one facet of the world of OERs. Participants are encouraged to complete all pursuits by following the suggested course progression, but each pursuit can also be completed individually.

For evaluation and feedback, OER-101 will employ a badging system powered by Mozilla Open Badges. The exploration of badging within the course is funded by a SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant. Participants will earn badges by completing the course pursuits and will receive a ‘master badge’ for course completion. Additionally, OER-101 will use a community learning model informed by a facilitation method established by Phylise Banner at the American Public University System.

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