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The 7 do’s and don’ts of creating your own OERs

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
August 7th, 2015

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

oer-creationWhether you know it or not, most educators have already started creating their own open educational resources (OER) in the form of tests, handouts, and presentations. Bringing them on online to share with other educators is just the natural next step.

But there are best practices creating and sharing OERs, which are 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 an edWeb webinar, which explored these and other related takeaways and gave several tips for creating OERs that work for educators.

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