Teaching and Learning with Open Educational Resources (OERs)

6 November 2018

Prof. Sorel Reisman
California State University

Ever since the introduction of the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER), teaching and learning enthusiasts have looked forward to the day that OERs would begin to deliver on their potential.  Today, after more than a decade, administrators and instructors are beginning to understand  the value and benefits of online learning, especially using OERs, and are starting to use and develop OER-based instructional materials and programs at all levels and in all disciplines of education. This seminar will; i) present an overview of the history and evolution of “openness,” ii) define and present examples of different kinds of “open” resources in education, iii) discuss quality issues related to open materials, iv) address intellectual property and licensing considerations, and v) describe how MERLOT (the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) may be used a gateway to finding and developing Open Educational Resources.

Sorel Reisman directs the international, higher education consortium, Merlot, and is a professor of information systems at California State University, Fullerton. He has held management positions at IBM, Toshiba, and EMI. He is an IEEE senior member and is the vice president in charge of the Computer Society Publications Board. Reisman has served as vice president of the Electronic Products and Services Board and as a member of the Transformation and Planning and Membership Committees.

Event offered by HKN PoliTo, supported by Politecnico di Torino IEEE Student Branch.

Politecnico di Torino – Maxwell Room – 17:30

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