Open Education Resources of Note

The advent of the Web brings the ability to disseminate high-quality materials at almost no cost, leveling the playing field…We’re changing the culture of how we think about knowledge and how it should be shared and who are the owners of knowledge. Cathy Casserly, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

This week we put together a list of our favorite Open Education Resources on the Bon Education website.

For those of you that are new to OERs…

Wikipedia defines OERs as “educational materials and resources offered freely and openly for anyone to use and under some licenses to re-mix, improve and redistribute.”

Our OER page contains:

  • A definition and explanation of OERs
  • Links and descriptions of great OERs (by grade level)
  • Stories about how people around the world are using OERs
  • Information on OERs and copyrights
  • Quotes from major education movers and shakers on the impact of OERs and technology in general on education

Take a look! We hope you will enjoy the resources and information presented! Let us know if there are any resources that you think should be added to the list.


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2 Responses to “Open Education Resources of Note”

  1. 1 T.Kuhn September 8, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I agree, but what about those that don’t have access to that technology? What are they to do then?

  2. 2 readinggal September 11, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Yes. A tough question indeed. Or, in many cases there are schools that have the hardware, but very little Internet due to lack of funding or an administration that needs to be educated on the values of funding the Internet… I think increasingly we will start to see educational materials being distributed via mobile phones (a technology more and more people have stable access to even in the absence of consistent electricity).

    In the mean time, I think it is important that departments and ministries of education be aware of and on top of OER trends and offerings so that they can at least print out the materials their teachers need and hand deliver them to schools off the Net.

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