• Take some time and explore the repositories on this page that are connected to your course content or interests.
  • Try out the search strategies you’ve practiced. Rather than just using your normal vocabulary, consider synonyms and terms other educators and experts may have used. Feel free to jot down your search strategies. HINT: A mind map is a great tool to plot your search and ensure you cover all the bases.
  • Pay close attention to which of the repositories have advanced search capabilities, and explore how you might optimize those capabilities.
  • Once you have spent some time exploring the resources, curate three (or more) OER to support learners’ understanding of an element or concept for a course.
  • Write a blog post listing the OER that you’ve found and how they can be used in your context.

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7 Responses Completed for this Activity

  • Curating Open Educational Resources to Support Learners (Lynn Chartrand, @lynn_chartrand)

    With the cost of education on the rise, it’s great that there are so many Open Educational Resources(EOR)available for our students. This gives them an alternative to purchasing costly textbooks. As always, educators must be cautious when selecting EORs. We should ensure that the resources selected are relevant and accurate. I have selected a few… Read more »

  • Free education is where its at! (Pamela Koski Bryant, @BryantKoski)

    These are amazing sites with great, ‘open’, information about a ton of topics!!! This has been extremely helpful 🙂

  • Curating Content Using OER (Mel Young, @melyoung00)

    Finding quality OER for the context in which you need it proves to be a challenge; however, you can find needles in the haystack by using proper search terms and narrowing down searches using filters.

  • Find Your Fit (Sidney, @data_professor)

    For this activity I am going to go through the process of three OER that I could potentially use in a course. I actually went through this activity last summer when looking for an open source text for a course. I searched through many resources until I came across the perfect book. I finally found… Read more »

  • OER for Porter's Five Forces (Irene Stewart, @IrenequStewart)

    OER sampling of materials available to support teaching and learning of Porter’s Five Forces, a model for Strategic Management

  • Find Your Fit: Going Down the Rabbit Hole (Steven Secord, @stevensecord)

    In this blog post I discuss the Rabbit Hole Effect of curating resources from OER repositories. I also share three resources that I found in my trip down this rabbit hole.

  • Curation as course web site (Helen DeWaard, @hj_dewaard)

    I’ve been a curator for some time. When I’m prepping a new course, I create a course website and map out the course content as a curation of resources for the students. This is the starting point for our class or module conversations and a springboard for deeper learning. Since these are openly accessible, the… Read more »

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