Open Educational Resources & Practices Starter Kit

Getting Started with OER

Open Educational Resources (OER) refer to any teaching and learning materials that reside in the public domain or have been released under a license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution.

Open Educational Practices (OEP) refer to collaborative teaching and learning practices that help educators to advance a culture of sharing and active learning through OER, including

  • Collaboration: connect with educators with diverse expertise, brainstorm innovative ideas, contribute resources and best practices, get and give feedback, reflect and share our successes and challenges with our global community
  • Curation: identify, evaluate, organize, and share resources that meet our learning objectives
  • Design: create high-quality instructional materials by utilizing supports, like authoring templates and planning tools. Think deeply about how we design resources to meet the unique needs of our learners. Reflect and refine resources for continuous improvement
  • Leadership: present, train, and share with others to build awareness and advocacy

Reflect: Which Open Educational Practices are you interested in advancing in your work?

Practice:

Get started with Open Educational Resources and Practices by

  1. Registering & Creating a Profile here: https://www.oercommons.org/registration 
  2. Joining a Group - School District of South Orange and Maplewood https://www.oercommons.org/groups/school-district-of-south-orange-maplewood/6955/
  3. Exploring Group Resource Folders and Replying to the Discussion

Need help registering? Read the help articles here: How to Register