T 115 OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Open Educational Resources (OER) is not only a buzzing trend, but also a realistic platform to realize the spirit of 'Education for All'. UNESCO describes Open Educational Resources (OER) as teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution. OER include full courses (in which case also known as open courseware, or OCW), course materials such as notes or slide presentation, modules, textbooks, pictures, videos, software, games, etc.
Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, are based on the philosophy of open education, in line with "Education for All" movement of the United Nation. MOOCs are simply online courses aimed at large-scale (hence massive) participation and open (free) access via internet. They are similar to university courses, but currently do not tend to offer academic credit. The whole idea of MOOCs is to empower interested learners from around the globe who lack access to higher education. The implementation of MOOCs is in line the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education). MOOCs has been identified in Shift 9 (Globalised Online Learning) as one of the key initiatives to drive online learning in Malaysian Higher Learning Institutions. MOOCs will potentially promote and accelerate the blended learning approach and consequently enhance the quality of teaching and learning.
This ToT module provides some insights into various facets of OER and MOOCs and demonstrates they can be integrated in an educational setting.
At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:
• Demonstrate understanding and awareness of Open Educational Resources (OER).
• Acquire skills to find, evaluate and reuse OER.
• Create and share OER.
• Acquire the knowledge and skills to design, develop and deliver MOOC.
• Train others to use and develop OER.
• Generate new knowledge in the area of OER.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This programme is suitable for:
• Prospective Trainers.
• Senior Academic Leaders.
• Deans/Deputy Deans.
• Directors/Deputy Directors.
• Heads of Departments.
• Heads of Programmes.