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Introduction to Open Educational Resources

Collection type: Course

Course by: Judy Baker. E-mail the author

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Summary: A self-paced tutorial about open educational resources as alternatives to textbooks for college teachers. Visitors are invited to actively participate by posting Activity Reflection entries to the course Discussion area. This tutorial has 9 Lessons organized into 3 Units: Background, OER Sources, and OER Use.

Instructor: Dr. Judy Baker

Institution: Foothill College

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Definition of a lens

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A lens is a custom view of the content in the repository. You can think of it as a fancy kind of list that will let you see content through the eyes of organizations and people you trust.

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