OER-101 is an open-access, self-paced online "Community Course" that has been built to demonstrate how to find, adapt, and develop OERs step-by-step. These OER are openly licensed for reuse, usually through a Creative Commons license, which allows them to be integrated into any type of learning environment, including being printed and bound. The course is organized into five “pursuits,” each of which represents one facet of the world of OERs. Participants are encouraged to complete all of the pursuits by following the suggested course progression, but each pursuit can also be completed individually. For evaluation and feedback, OER-101 will employ a badging system powered by Mozilla Open Badges. Participants will earn badges by completing the course pursuits and will receive a ‘master badge’ for course completion. Additionally, OER-101 will utilize a community learning model informed by a facilitation method established by Phylise Banner at the American Public University System. The results from this course will be documented within the SUNY Learning Commons.
Beth Burns and Mark McBride