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  • 1.  Mapping of OER for Capacity Building Initiatives-survey

    Posted 27-10-2021 10:33 PM
    Dear colleagues,

    If you are involved in OER creation or know colleagues, please consider taking the survey below and/or spread the word. This will help educators around the globe in mapping and building capacity for OERs.
    See message from Dr. Ebba Oassiannilsson.

    "Dear Chadia and colleagues, maybe you can share this in your network  TESOL and others Further to the outcomes of the Dynamic Coalition Consultation of July 2020, we are conducting a mapping of available OER resources for 'building the capacity of stakeholders to create, access, re-use, adapt and redistribute OER'. Please contribute details of any OER courses that you know of or that you are involved in, especially those that focus on users in all levels of education and lifelong learning settings".
    Link to survey: OER Capacity Building Initiatives
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    OER Capacity Building Initiatives
    Further to the outcomes of the Dynamic Coalition Consultation of July 2020, we are conducting a mapping of available OER resources for 'building the capacity of stakeholders to create, access, re-use, adapt and redistribute OER'.
    View this on Unesco >

    Thank you!

    Chadia

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    Chadia Mansour
    TESOL Int. Nominating Committee (member, 2019-2020); EFLIS (chairing, 2017-2019); Diversity Committee 2013-2015)
    Doctoral Candidate in Distance Education
    Athabasca University, Canada
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  • 2.  RE: Mapping of OER for Capacity Building Initiatives-survey

    Posted 27-10-2021 11:55 PM
    Edited by Yuliya Summers 27-10-2021 11:54 PM
    Hello Chadia, what does OER stand for?

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    Yuliya Summers
    MyTESOL Lounge Coordinator/Volunteer
    United States
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  • 3.  RE: Mapping of OER for Capacity Building Initiatives-survey

    Posted 29 days ago
    On 2021/10/28 at 03:54am, Yuliya Summers via TESOL International Association wrote:

    > Hello Chadia, what does OER stands for?

    Hi,

    I'm not Chadia, but I can say that "OER" usually stands for "Open
    Educational Resource".

    Some people use "open" in the sense of "available". Others use "open" to
    refer to materials licensed under a Creative Commons or similar license.
    These licenses allow users to do things like modify or redistribute the
    material. Personally, I am in the second group. The "available" meaning
    technically means that anything on the internet that you could use for
    education is "open". That doesn't seem a useful definition, in my
    opinion.

    More information about Creative Commons is at their site:
    https://creativecommons.org/

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    ESL Coordinator The Graham Family of Schools
    ESL Instructor Columbus State Community College
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  • 4.  RE: Mapping of OER for Capacity Building Initiatives-survey

    Posted 28 days ago
    Hi Yuliya and Chris,

    Thank you both for your engagement!
    Yes OER stands for Open Educational Resources.
    Here are a few links of webinars that my colleagues Charity Davenport and Sharon Tjaden-Glass , and I have organized ( in collaboration with TESOL CALL-IS and ANPC)to introduce and raise awareness about OER this year.

    1-OER 101: Finding and Using Free Resources in your Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEpRf9rZ5h0

    2-OER Movement for Social Justice and English Language Teaching : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXni3SQqKS0

    3- How to Use OER Wikieducator and create OER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfGn6QAByjg

    4- OER 101 for ELT Leaders and Educators: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ywBsBYCpck

    5- Incorporating OER into a Composition Course:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqL-47_pw7Q

    6- If you attended TESOL 2021 Summer Virtual Conference Elevate, you will have access to the recording of a featured talk that I gave  on July 23rd entitled " OER: A Solution for Teaching in Challenging Conditions .

    I hope you find the webinars useful!
    Stay tuned for more events on OER coming soon. I will post the information here on my tesol for everyone.

    All the best,
    Chadia






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    Chadia Mansour
    TESOL Int. Nominating Committee (member, 2019-2020); EFLIS (chairing, 2017-2019); Diversity Committee 2013-2015)
    Doctoral Candidate in Distance Education
    Athabasca University, Canada
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