The do’s and don’ts of creating OERs

Do follow these best practices in creating open resources to use and share.

open-create-OERMost faculty educators have already started creating their own open educational resources (OER) in the form of assessments, coursework, and presentations. Bringing them online to share with other educators is just the natural next step.

But there are best practices when creating and sharing OERs: resources that are freely shared and able to be modified and redistributed.

This “grass-roots, bottom-up” approach to content creation enables educators to tailor content to meet students’ needs,” said Tyler DeWitt, an MIT Ph.D. student and a student coordinator for the MIT+K12 video outreach project, during a recent edWeb webinar, which explored these and other related takeaways, and gave several tips for creating OERs that work for interested faculty.

(Next page: 7 tips to follow)