Looking through open education resources (oer) has shifted my perception of what an oer is. When looking through other blogs in this class, I was drawn to my colleague Leigh’s blog, specifically her post, November 20, 2021: Assessment & the Value of OERs. She wrote about the 5R’s, which talk about some of the fundamentals of open education.
Before, I viewed Khan academy as an open education resource. However, looking at it through the lens of the 5R’s, I now look at it as just a free resource and not as an open education resource. Khan Academy is just a variation of Youtube in a sense. I use Khan and Youtube in my math classes as content aids, and then I rework material to align with their teachings.
I want to share some screenshots and a document of my google classroom of how I have set up my google classroom for my math.
If you are interested in checking out the outcome guide, I have linked it here. When virtual school was our reality, this was a resource I was able to share with teachers. I know it doesn’t fall under oer, but I do like the idea of having free resources that will benefit the students. Many teachers were able to take it and change it to what fits their classroom and teaching style. It was a unique experience as I’ve been able to see it be remixed by many teachers too!
I do enjoy the idea of open education resources. Due to Covid-19, I think many teachers who were not comfortable with technology would have benefited from having some of these resources at their fingertips or being familiar with one or two of them. As was brought up by many of my colleagues, they are not all user-friendly. Many of them need some experience in navigating, which may not be as appealing as a paid program.
Thank you for taking the time and hope you have a great week!