Open Education Resources for Online Teaching and Learning.
On Monday, October the 20th, MEITAL guests Professor Sorel Reisman, MERLOT Managing Director and Ms. Barbra Bied Sperling, MERLOT Manager of Software and Technical Development, will present the OER concept and the MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) repository, to the Israeli audience. MERLOT is an internationally known community of teachers and learners who use the digital library of 46,000+ free, peer-reviewed Open Education Resources (OER). MERLOT will store the metadata for the OERs that will be developed for the Ecostar project
In the workshop:
I) Overview of OERs and discuss the concept of openness, use and reuse of learning objects.
Prof. Sorel Reisman
II) How MERLOT and OERs can be used to enhance online teaching and learning.
Prof. Sorel Reisman and Ms. Bied Barbra Sperling
III) Overview of MERLOT- highlighting its functionality, navigation interface and uses. MERLOT Content Builder, a web site development tool, will be demonstrated.
Ms. Bied Barbra Sperling
IV) Overview of MOODLE (the Tempus-Ecostar site platform).
Ms. Ruthy Salomon
At the completion of the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of OER platform, the concept of “openness” and OER, an ability to locate OERs and communicate with others in the MERLOT community to share and facilitate online learning and teaching strategies.
The workshop will be held between 10:00-14:00. To participate in the workshop, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org