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Why Open Educational Resources (OER) are Essential for Technology Enabled Learning (TEL)?

March 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

OER are learning resources that have been released under an open license permitting their free use/modification. OER render the knowledge accessible to all. Digital locks and restrictive licences seriously hinder the use of commercial content. The free sharing of OER is an essential element in any self-directed learning environment. OER are becoming more widely available. The ability to reuse OER or repurpose, mix, mash, them without restriction is a major advantage in supporting online collaborations and self-directed learning. The relevance of OER is augmented by the exponential growth in online accessibility supported by a wide range of new mobile devices, including, 3G and 4G mobile phones, tablets and netbooks that are now available, promising new possibilities for self-directed learning anywhere at anytime by anyone.

You can register for this webinar by filling in this form. Also, please note that the time is 7:00pm to 8:00pm in Vancouver time. You can check the corresponding date and time for your country here.

Prof. Rory McGreal is the UNESCO//International Council for Open and Distance Education Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER); and Director of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University. He is also co-Editor of IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning). He is the founder of the OER Knowledge Cloud, a repository of research articles on OER. Previous positions include Assoc. VP Research, Executive Director of TeleEducation NB, a Canadian province-wide elearning network and Supervisor at Contact North/Contact Nord in Ontario. He is also the recipient of several national and international awards for open and distance learning.


March 30, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Zoom (Online)
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