User:Jtneill/Teaching/Open educational resources

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Open educational resources

Using and sharing open educational resources helps to:

  1. Maximise flexibility for students and teachers
  2. Maximise future utility of teaching materials
  3. Maximise digitisation
  4. Maximise openness
  5. Maximise capacity of graduates to have ongoing, convenient access to learning materials


This is an excellent example of the utility of an open educational resource - by using a free and open source svg editor (such as inkscape), the diagram below can be edited, improved, changed, and re-used. Do you know any commercial publisher which let's you do this with its learning objects? Unlikely.

Example Effects of sleep deprivation.svg

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Watch this 1 minute video (no sound) to see how easy it is to modify an open education educational resource, such as an svg file:

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