Open Educational Resources (OER) are becoming more and more popular, especially for those trainers who are open to work with and develop learning and teaching material under an open licence in an open learning environment. While this is mainly the case for the school or higher education sector, representatives from the adult education field still look at the development and use of OER from a distance and take up a rather opposing attitude to openness in education.
Therefore the EU funded project OERup! aims to raise adult education professionals’ awareness on the potentials of using OER and OEP (Open Educational Practices) in adult education by offering a self-guided blended-learning training (October ‘15 – March ‘16). It covers topics such as, OER & OEP Definition; Open licensing; Searching, evaluating, repurposing OER; Creating and distributing quality OER or Implementing OEP for teachers and mangers. To deepen the exchange between peers, expert webinars and peer-discussions will be offered. Additionally, interested participants will have the chance to start their own OER project during face-to-face trainings in the partner regions (January ‘16) followed by a 1 month online mentoring phase. The projects and lessons learnt will be presented during the closing webinar in March 2016 to the wider community.
The overall training starts with an opening webinar on 21 October 2015. Join the training for free: http://www.oerup.eu/the-training/