Open Educational Resources (OER)

Learn more about OER by visiting a few key sites
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  • Take the OER WebQuest

    A webquest is a platform for learners to discover a new topic by exploring a variety of websites and completing tasks for an experiential learning opportunity. Navigate through the webquest to learn more about Open Educational Resources.

    Primary Task

    In your webquest journey you need to identify five open educational resources:

    1 - an open textbook

    2 - an open tutorial

    3 - an open educational video

    4 - an open quiz

    5 - an open syllabus

    Secondary Task

    For each OER you discover please record the following:

    1 - has this OER been peer reviewed

    2 - how is this OER licensed

    3 - are there clear instructions for using the OER

    4 - is the OER accessible 

    5 - has this OER been properly maintained

    WebQuest Journey - Stop One - MERLOT II

    Your first stop is MERLOT II.

    Use the search tools to explore different learning objects in your preferred discipline.

    WebQuest Journey - Stop Two - OpenStax

    Your second stop is OpenStax College

    OpenStax has a more unique mission and is most useful for a particular type of OER.

    WebQuest Journey - Stop Three - OER Video

    Your third stop on the WebQuest is a recorded webinar on the Introduction to Open Educational Resources, found at:

    Watching this video will give you a good overview of the textbook crisis and the OER solution.