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OER for Administrators and Educators: Accessing high-quality learning resources, for free

These resource sheets for administrators and educators are part of the Power in Numbers initiative funded by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE). Power in Numbers aims to help adult students receive the higher-level math skills they need to succeed. This resource provides administrators and educators with an understanding of what open educational resources (OER) are, why they are useful and how to get started using them.
Author(s): 
Luminary Labs
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
Luminary Labs
Published: 
2019
Resource Type: 
Product
Number of Pages: 
3
Product Type: 
Abstract: 

OER: Accessing high-quality learning resources, for free (for Administrators and Educators) is a resource designed for administrators and educators interested in exploring open educational resources (OER) for the adult classroom. The guide comprises four key components:

  • What are OER? A definition of the resource category.
  • Why use OER? Highlights top benefits for administrators, educators and students, including reducing cost and increasing efficiency.
  • Supporting educators with OER guides administrators on how to support educators in using OER.
  • How to make OER work for you guides educators to try OER and adapt OER for their own use. This section also includes information on educator communities where teachers can learn and share advice with peers.
  • LINCS Learning Portal points administrators and educators to related professional development resources.

This resource was developed for the 2019 National Meeting for Adult Education State Directors. The overall initiative is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education under the project titled “Power in Numbers: Advancing Math for Adult Learners” (OER Math project), Contract Number: ED-VAE-14-D-0006/0004.

Benefits and Uses: 

This introductory resource is aimed at adult learning administrators and educators interested in exploring open educational resources (OER) for the adult classroom. The resource sheet includes actionable advice and recommended online resources for them to get started with OER.

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