Using Open Educational Resources in Teaching

What are Open Educational Resources and why they could be a great support for teachers at every level? According to UNESCO, they are “any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.” In this MOOC you will find:

  • the basics about Open Educational Resources
  • different perspectives about key issues
  • some tips to try OERs in your course, a set of tools we will provide you, some useful resources shared by other institutions and OERs workforce.

Open Educational Resources are the result of a different approach to education: the focus is on sharing, improving and reusing educational materials created by people (not only super-experts) who are willing to let knowledge spread and be used by anyone.

This MOOC is part of the MOOCs for Teachers series, which is devoted to pedagogical innovation and is aimed at giving the chance to teachers and people involved in instructional design to develop skills in the didactical area. The MOOCs for Teachers series is the result of a collaborative design between METID, the service of Politecnico di Milano devoted to e-learning and e-collaboration, and UNIT (Université Numérique Ingénierie et Technologie).

PREREQUISITES There are no prerequisites to take this course, even if previous experience in didactics and teaching will be helpful. The course is mainly addressed at professors and teachers, at all levels, who are willing to think about some innovation in their pedagogical approach.

Type of providerHE Institution
Languageen
EQF levelNo applicable
Home pagehttps://www.pok.polimi.it/courses/course-v1:Polimi+OER101+2021_M5/about
Duration1
Workload in hours1-2 hours/week
Admission procedureOpen to all
Entry requirements noteno requirements
Price detailsfree
Type of credentialCertificate of participation
Learning outcomeUsing Open Educational Resources in Teaching
Full description of learning outcomes as presetned in the LOpp website. In this part of the course you will:
  • become aware of the importance of the teaching approach you adopt in your courses
  • take a critical stand about the mix between your role as a teacher, the teaching and learning strategies adopted and the flipped classroom approach.
Related skillhttp://data.europa.eu/esco/skill/A2.0
Contact formpok@polimi.it