Donna Desrochers from RPK Group and Mark McBride from SUNY System Administration presented on developing sustainable open educational resource (OER) models. They focused on building a framework for OER pathways. This presentation provided me with some ideas on how to create a sustainable model.
Dr. Kent McGuire is the Program Director of Education at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He set the tone for the rest of the conference by focusing on the whys of using Open Educational Resources.
If you are planning to create open educational resources (OER) then I recommend you use Creative Commons (CC) licensing for those resources. A quick way to add the appropriate license to your documents is with the Creative Commons License Chooser. This is an add-on for Google Docs. Let me show you how to install and use this useful add-on.
Stephen Burke and Katie Lynch from Rockland Community College (RCC) showed a great example of using Open Educational Resources (OER) across multiple courses while tightly tying the courses together. I was extremely impressed with what they had accomplished. Continue reading