Open Educational Resources - schd. Educational are Open Educational Resources (OERs)? National Education Technology Plan -2016

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  • Exploring Open Educational Resources

    Ryan Cox @rlcox74

  • What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)?

    National Education

    Technology Plan -2016

  • teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been

    released under a license that permits their free use, reuse,

    modification, and sharing with others.

    What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)?


  • Lets Start with Why

  • Lets Start with Why1. Increase Equity All students have access to high quality

    learning materials

    2. Keep Content Relevant and High Quality Traditional textbooks are perpetually outdated

    3. Empower Teachers Openly licensed educational resources empower teachers as creative professionals

    4. Save Money Switching to educational materials that are openly licensed enables schools to repurpose funding

  • Cost of TextbooksPublishing for the K-12 school market is an $8 billion industry, with

    three companies - McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - capturing

    about 85% of this market

  • Cost of TextbooksAccording to the U.S.

    Consumer Product Safety Commission, backpack-related injuries send an

    estimated 5,000 children a year to emergency

    rooms. More than 14,000 children are treated annually for injuries.

  • Social Studies - Textbooks

  • Other Examples?

  • Other Examples?

    Next Steps?

  • Thank you!


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