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Your librarian: tailored services The UQ library offers assistance in sourcing resources to support your teaching and learning needs such as: video and tv resources, copyright and embedding in Learn.UQ.

Using Open Education Resources (OERs)

The term Open Educational Resource (OER) generally refers to ‘teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others’. (Atkins et al, 2007).

OERs can range from a single image to a full course of study and anything in between using video, audio, text and any multimedia. OERs are used in association with the Creative Commons license (see the Copyright section for more details).

This short video, Integrating online resources into your teaching, (UNSW COFA Online), explains the use of open educational resources and copyright considerations.

The Creative Commons site refers to several OER repositories such as:

  • Merlot : Find peer reviewed online teaching and learning materials.
  • MIT Open Courseware : MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
  • Jorum : Find and use thousands of free open educational resources from a wide variety of subject areas.
  • iTunesU : The world’s largest catalog of free education content. Choose from more than 600,000 free lectures, videos, books, and other resources on thousands of subjects from Algebra to Zoology.

These JISC Case Studies provide ideas for using archive footage in teaching. For example, Dr Mark Roodhouse (University of York) describes how he used archive footage to help first year students gain a better understanding of electoral campaigns in the 1930s and 1950s.

This is a short video that Salman Khan produced on making Khan-style videos(KSVs). Khan has produced thousands of videos on maths and science but now includes topics from the arts and humanities. Learn more about Khan Academy from TED Talks, or sign up for access to free resources.

Peter B. Kaufman (2007), Video, education and open content: Notes toward a new research and action agenda, Vol 12, number 4, retrieved from http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/1767/1647

Abstract: This paper puts forward some ideas about the new energies now visible at the intersection of moving images, education, and open content. It provides an outline for a strategic research and action agenda for the academy, librarians, curators, producers, distributors, and others stakeholders — including those focused on open content — in this curious age of YouTube.