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How to Search for Openly Licensed Educational Resources

How to Search for Openly Licensed Educational Resources Textbook The growing body of online educa- tional resources is helping to create universal access to language education. This is a good thing. Authentic L2 Content Courseware Practice work Teaching guides However, finding openly licensed educational resources (OER)–which can be edited, built upon, and shared without copyright restric- tions-isn't always easy. Use this introductory guide to tind open resources for your classroom. The OER ecosystem works best when everybody contributes content. Consider GER sharing your own. Let the Search Begin Educators often supplement foreign language textbooks. Perhaps your students need more authentic L2 materials, or listening grammar, practice exercises. Go to an open content search page. For example, Creative Commons 1 offers a system of open licensing which enables resource sharing. Their CC search page is a great place to start. cc Search 2 Enter your keyword or phrase. CC Search Portuguese pronunciation | Next, at the top of the page set the parameters of your search for resources with the most open licenses. 3 I want something that I can... M use for commercial purposes; V modify, adapt, or build upon. Cc Search Portug I want something thi 4 Now that you have chosen your license, determine what kind of content you are looking for (video, audio, text). Choose a source below by clicking a button. If you are not sure, simply choose “Google/Web" to look at all possible formats. Europeana Image Flickr Fotopedia Image Google Image Web Google Images Image Jamendo Open Clip Art Library SpinXpress Music Image Media Wikimedia Commons YouTube Pixabay Image CCMixter Media Video Music SoundCloud Music 5 After clicking on a match, look for the license agreement. NOTE: Creative Commons offers licenses with various degrees of openness. We recommend looking for materials published with the most open license - BY. Tá Falado : Brazilian Portuguese Pronunciation for Speakers of... Tá Falado provides mp3 podcast lessons that show pronounciation differences >> BRAZILPOD About Blogs & Comments Projects Friencs fIE Tá Falado CC CC BY BY Evaluate the resource and try it out with your students. Criteria for Evaluating OER M Does it match your learners' needs? Does it align with curriculum standards? M Is there ease of use and accessibility (i.e., open formats, ability to download source files)? 7 Remix the resource to better tit your students' needs. For example, create a lesson plan around a video or audio clip. content? Is the source reputa- ble? For example, has it been peer reviewed? MAre there license restrictions? M What is the quality of the M Is there a community of users? How large and open is it? 8 Consider sharing your new OER online. First add a CC BY license using the Creative Commons license generator Then submit it to a repository like MERLOT or OER Commons, so that it can be found by others like you. Where to Remix Educational Content M YouTube Video Editor V TedEd M OER Glue M WikiEducator coer ll

How to Search for Openly Licensed Educational Resources

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A guide to searching and identifying openly licensed materials for language learning.





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