NOUNMOOC

Course Description

Open Educational Resources (OERs) is defined as “teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost-access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions” (UNESCO 2012). Understanding the concept of OER and its integration in online learning is crucial in the face of the pandemic necessitating a paradigm shift in teaching and learning.  This is a 4-week course designed for educational administrators and planners, teachers, trainers, researchers and individuals with interest on how to use Open Educational Resources for teaching and learning. The course aims at creating awareness on the importance and use of OERs in online learning as well as capacity building in this area.

Course Contents

Week 1: Becoming Familiar with OER

Intended Learning Outcome

  • Distinguish an OER from other sources
  • Explain the 5 Rs that characterised a copy-right free resource
  • Describe the events that led to the advent of contemporary OER
  • Appreciate the benefits of OER

Unit 1: Defining OER
Unit 2:Types and Characteristics of OER

Unit 3: Historical Background: Actors and Triggers
Unit 4: OER Declarations and Action Plan
Unit 5: Benefits of OER

Week 2:Becoming Familiar with Online Learning

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the different levels of online learning
  • Explain online learning pedagogy and theories
  • Select effective online learning environment
  • Identify different online learning tools

Unit 1:Concept of Online Learning
Unit 2: Pedagogy in Online Learning

Unit 3: Online Learning Environment
Unit 4: Online Learning Tools
Unit 5: Learning Devices 

Week 3: Identifying, Using, and Creating OER in Online Learning Environment

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • Identify open licensed resources
  • Find OERs
  • Create OERs for online learning
  • Deploy OERs using appropriate channels

Unit 1: Open Licenses
Unit 2:; Finding OERs

Unit 3: Using OERs
Unit 4: Creating OERs
Unit 5: Deploying OERs

Week 4: Applying OER in Online Learning Course Planning

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • Generate adequate intended learning outcomes
  • Select appropriate learning activities based on the generated learning outcomes
  • Select appropriate learning resources based on the learning outcomes
  • Identify appropriate types of assessment based on the learning outcomes
  • Select appropriate OERs that meet the learning outcomes

Unit 1:; Learning Outcomes
Unit 2: Selecting Learning Activities

Unit 3: Selecting Learning Resources
Unit 4: What is the right Assessment?
Unit 5: Appropriate OER

Target audience

This course will be useful for educational administrators and planners, teachers, trainers, researchers and individuals with interest on how to use Open Educational Resources for teaching and learning.

Outcomes of this Course

It is expected that by the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish an OER from other sources
  • Explain the 5 Rs that characterised a copy-right free resource
  • Describe the events that led to the advent of contemporary OER
  • Appreciate the benefits of OER
  • Recognize the different levels of Online Learning
  • Explain eLearning pedagogy and theories
  • Select effective online learning environment
  • Identify different online learning tools
  • Find OER materials
  • Create OERs for online learning
  • Generate adequate learning outcomes
  • Select appropriate learning activities based on the generated learning outcomes
  • Select appropriate learning strategies based on the learning outcomes
  • Identify appropriate types of assessment based on the learning outcomes
  • Select appropriate OERs that meet the learning outcomes

Certificates

A Certificate of Completion can be awarded depending on active engagement in the discussion forums and completion of the assessments.