SUNY offering free online course OER 101

Open-SUNY-LogoRegistration for OER 101, State University of New York’s (SUNY) online OER course, opens today (January 16th, 2013). The course begins next Wednesday,  January 23. The class will use the free Blackboard platform CourseSites.  Registration is free and open to all.

The Open SUNY site describes OER 101 as..

…an open, self-paced online community course that has been built to demonstrate how to find, adapt, and develop OERs step-by-step. These OERs may then be licensed via Creative Commons, printed and bound, and integrated into any type of learning environment. The course is organized into five “pursuits,” each of which represents one facet of the world of OERs. Participants are encouraged to complete all of the pursuits by following a suggested course progression, but each pursuit can also be completed individually.

Open Doors Group (ODG) will provide no-cost mentors for anyone enrolled in this class. To request a mentor, write to melody@collegepentextbooks.org for instructions to join the ODG MentorCloud.

Update: Interested participants will need to sign up for a free Coursesites account.

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