These discipline focused, informal, discussion based, virtual sessions are intended for those interested in using Open Educational Resources in their curriculum. In these sessions, panelists will share their OER journeys and participate in a roundtable discussion. Participants are encouraged to share their OER experiences, concerns, successes and questions.
Thursday, November 30 2:30-3:30pm Registration Link
This session is intended for those interested in using Open Educational Resources in Language courses.
Panelists: Jonathan Perkins, Director of the KU Open Language Resource Center, Necia Chronister, Coordinator of the KSU German Language Program & Amy Rossomondo, Director of the KU Spanish Language Program
If you are interested in leading a future roundtable or have a subject area you would like to see available, please contact
Past OER Event Recordings
2020 Webinar Topics & Dates
September 10, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. - OER Jargon/Free-Digital-Open
This presentation identifies the use and difficulty of Open Education jargon for newcomers to the Open Community. Here we will clarify Open Education Resources (OER) terms as well as the difference between free, digital, and open. Live Q & A will be available at the end.
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October 1, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. - Outlining Problems
Presenters will discuss the benefits beyond using OER to lessen the student financial burden and demonstrate how content may be manipulated and shared in pedagogically interesting ways that may violate copyright in traditional materials.
October 26, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. - Creative Commons
The "openness" of OER depends upon permissive licensing, most commonly Creative Common (CC) licenses. Join us for an introduction to CC licenses designed to assist educators in recognizing, understanding, complying with, and applying CC licenses in teaching and learning environments.
December 2, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. - Repositories & Platforms
Join us for a tour of selected repositories and platforms, a few search strategies to try when looking for OER, and a couple demonstrations of identifying this information.
What is OER?
Open educational resources (OER) “are 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.”1 That is, OER include built in permission to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute the material.