Open Educational Resources for Online Learning - 3rd Offering

Course Description

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning materials released under an open intellectual property license or in public domain, allowing free of cost and legal reuse, revision and redistribution (UNESCO 2012).OER has been recognised as a means of providing useful and quality content in the various field of study. However, it is observed that despite the availability of the useful resources, many do not know how to integrate it in teaching and learning.  This became more obvious in the advent of COVID-19.  Therefore, in this course you will learn how to plan, write, and appraise an online learning content using OER.

Course Contents

Week 1:    Differentiating OER from other Educational Resources
    Unit 1:        OER:  Meaning and Importance
    Unit 2:        Creative Common Licenses
    Unit 3:        Categories of OER Repositories
    Unit 4:        Institutional Integration of OER:  The Case of the National Open University of Nigeria 
    Unit 5:        Live Session

Week 2:    Planning Online Content with OER in View I
    Unit 1:        Theories and Models for Online Course Design 
    Unit 2:        Applying ADDIE Model in Online Content Creation
    Unit 3:        Learning Objectives, Competencies, and Outcomes
    Unit 4:        Pedagogy for Online Learning 
    Unit 5:        Assessment for Online Learning 

Week 3:    Planning Online Content with OER in View II
    Unit 1:        Learning Activities
    Unit 2:        Learning Resources
    Unit 3:        Content Creation Models
    Unit 4:        Course Planning 
    Unit 5:        Searching for OER that Match the Plan

Week 4:    Writing an Online Content Using OER
    Unit 1:        Matching OER Contents with the Plan
    Unit 2:        Presentation and Language Style 
    Unit 3:        Working with the House Style
    Unit 4:        Content Presentation for Review
    Unit 5:        Live Session

Target audience

Who is to Attend?
Educational administrators and planners, teachers, trainers, and individuals with interest on how to use OER for teaching and learning

Outcomes of this Course

After completing this course, you will be able to:
•    Differentiate OER from other educational resources
•    Plan online learning content using OER 
•    Write an online learning content integrating OER
•    Evaluate OER for integration in online learning



To earn a certificate of achievement you must:
•    Take all the quizzes with an average minimum score of 70%
•    Watch all the videos;
•    Participate in the discussion forums.