LangOER online webinar series

  Full name:  Webinar series "How can OER enrich your teaching practice?"
  Year:  2015
  Type:  Video + Slides + Deliverable report
  Format:  PPT/Video/PDF


  Slides in English

  Video in Polish

  Slides in Polish

  Download the Deriverable report


Webinar series "How can OER enrich your teaching practice?" organized by the Mercator Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning. Polish version organized by Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt.

Below you may find information about the experts and their presentations.

English language version:

  • Marit Bijlsma (Fryske Akademy / Mercator Research Centre) – Opening Up Education and an Introduction to OER

What does ‘openness’ in education actually mean? How do I find OER? How can you integrate OER in your teaching practice?

  • Ebba Ossiannilsson (Lund University) – Benefits and Challenges in Using OER

Several issues were addressed during this webinar, amongst others: OERs for personalised learning, students perspectives, professional and career development and lifelong learning and quality perspectives for the stakeholders.

  • Robert Schuwer (Fontys University of Applied Sciences and chair Special Interest Group Open Education)

Robert Schuwer introduced a ‘roadmap” and a step-by-step approach in using OER in your own context. Participants learned how to determine which learning materials are to be published open, which license to use and how to add metadata to make materials retrievable.

  • Maarten Zeinstra (Kennisland and Creative Commons Netherlands) –  CC licensing and OER myths

What is copyrights and what are the effects on my material? Where can you find Open Resources?

  • Elena Schulman (European Schoolnet) – Travell Well Resources and the Learning Resource Exchange

Which resources are well suited for use in multidisciplinary or cross-cultural contexts? Which type of resources are intuitive to use and have  a user-friendly interface?

Polish language version:

  • Alek Tarkowski- Open Model of Education

Does openness count? What kind of benefits are brought by the open model in teaching? What is missed in this model? In the first webinar dr Alek Tarkowski was introducing a possible scenario of using open model in higher education and science.

  • Kamil Śliwowski – Creative Commons Licensing

All of us prepare many educational and promotional materials. We share our work and experience with others but rarely we do it in a way that can guarantee that those materials will be accessible, easy and safe to re-use for other educators or to general public. This is why it’s good to know how open licensing models work and how to use and publish with Creative Commons licenses – for our common good. The webinar about CC licensing aims at bringing together basic knowledge about open copyright models with an experience of how easy and useful it is to use CC in higher education.

  • Karolina Grodecka- How to: search for OER in effective way

Have you ever wondered, how make your lectures more engaging for students by showing interesting video without spending hours on making it from scratch? The objective of the third webinar was to achieve necessary skills to search and select OER suited for every participant.

  • Karolina Grodecka – Adapt and publish OER. Legal and practical perspectives

One of undoubtable benefits from using OER is a possibility of re-using and remixing them according to one’s purpose. This allows academic teachers to save a lot of time and effort. The objective of the fourth webinar is, therefore, to achieve necessary skills to adapt OER into one’s context and needs, to learn how to localize, use and publish open content in the web. Participants also gained knowledge on the difference between OER use fair use of copyrighted resources.

  • Anna Stokowska – Evaluation: pros and cons of OER usage

The last seminar’s aim was to sum up the work that have been done by the participants at home. It was also a chance for them to speak on open education, about their doubts, hopes and discoveries. The moderator showed during this seminar, possible ways of using OER in everyday practice of academic teachers as well as pros and cons of OER usage.


LangOER (2014 – 2016) is a European network focused on enhancing the linguistic and cultural components of OER (open educational resources) by offering OER in less used languages and by enhancing sustainability through OER reuse.


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