Inspiring Educators as Contributors of Open Educational Resources (OER)
AbstractOpen Educational Resources (OER) are materials freely available in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license for educational purpose that allows free use, adaptation, and redistribution in any context in any country. In the digital age, the massive accessibility of technology to nearly everyone in all parts of the world provides a strategic opportunity to improve equity and quality in education, especially those in resource-poor environments. The OER open up the potential of educational resources for use and adaptation by everyone for sustainable learning. In order to balance protection for the authors’ works while enabling their works to be shared, the Creative Commons (CC) licenses are structured. The CC licenses ensure the original content authors receive credit for their works they deserve while the general public is allowed to adapt the OER contents legally and flexibly. However, to promote OER contribution, one of the main enablers is the right technology tool to support OER content sharing, which are exemplified by Blendspace and Storify.
Free, Open Educational Resources, Creative Commons licenses, Blendspace, Storify