A 2 hours workshop entitled ” “Open Educational Resources (OER) in Greek language – Practices of Reusing” has been organized by Ioannis Lefkos, Katerina Zourou (Web2Learn) and Sofia Papadimitriou (Greek National Educational Television) at the the 8th International Conference in Open and Distance Learning, held on November, 7-8 2015 in Athens, organized by the Hellenic Open University Hellenic Network of Open and Distance Learning.
During the first hour, the facilitator was Ioannis Lefkos and his presentation was generally divided in three parts. The first part was an introduction to OER (according to UNESCO / Paris declaration) and Wiley’s concept of 5 R’s of Openness, followed by an introduction to the LangOER Project. Next, the use of the Creative Commons licenses, and how these can contribute to the development and growth of OER was discussed (in addition tools were presented about how to find CC content, how to choose the correct license, how to attribute the source either from a single or from a mixed content). At the last part of the workshop participants were provided with examples of OER repositories relevant to Science Education and also with step by step guidelines about using simple tools to Reuse, Remix and Redistribute OER’s. The tools proposed were
(a) TED Ed, online lesson editor and
(b) the Amara online video translation utility
During the second hour, Sofia Papadimitriou was the facilitator and her presentation was divided in four parts. The first part was an overview of the Greek National Repositories of OER. The second part was about the various ways of searching for Greek OER and the next part suggested ways of using OER in a pedagogical setting. The final part was focused on open educational practices and how this can be combined with OER. After and also during her presentation, participants were involved in hands-on activities with the aforementioned tools. Attendants were also provided with a link to all relevant resources used at the workshop in the form of a Padlet online Bulletin Board, so they were able to test these tools themselves even after the workshop.