The Locating Resources quest serves as an extension of the discussion regarding isolating resources effectively and correctly.
In the previous modules, Open Educational Resources, Creative Commons Licenses, and resources designated as Fair Use and/or the TEACH Act. A variety of resources are present, including simulations, interactives, images, videos, and more. Now that participants have the knowledge of what the resources are available and how these may be utilized in a course, the next step focused on methods to easily locate these types of materials.
If your old process of finding materials was to google a key word, then that may still work for you – just be sure to add the creative commons filter before you search. If you had certain sites bookmarked that offered great material, you may still be able to use them! Check their licensing and you may be surprised to find they are already in the OER department. However, if you need to bookmark some new sites we have plenty of places to share with you.
Investigate following resources, noting the licensing as well.
Successfully identifying Open Educational Resources and citing these appropriately.
Take a moment and conduct a cursory Google search for the word “kitten” and note well over 81 million items appear. Now, search “kitten,” adding the “creative commons” filter. With the filter, the results are refined to around 1,800,000, which may be used and explored freely without copyright constraints.
Open educational resources are available in a variety of mediums. Using the content topic previously selected, locate an image, applicable text, and a multimedia object that apply to the topic. Ensure the resources are cited properly and post these items in your blog with the links.
After completing a blog post that meets the requirements of this quest, submit the link to your post in the Submission Form at the bottom of this page.
Next, as a courtesy to fellow TOOL participants, join the Create 3.1.3 Locating Resources Forum and share the link to your post. Upon sharing the link with fellow TOOL participants, consider providing helpful feedback to others regarding this topic.
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