Where are the OERs?

Posted on March 27th, 2012 by Joss Winn

Here’s a quick poll. Our project will develop a plugin for BuddyPress that allows academics to connect their BuddyPress profile to third-party websites where they host their OERs and display those resources on their BuddyPress profile. Sites like YouTube, Scribd, Slideshare and Jorum seem like popular choices. There are a lot of these services and we need to prioritise which ones we work on first. Help us decide by completing this short poll.


Feel free to ask questions or leave comments below. Thank you!

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2 Responses to “Where are the OERs?”

  1. Profile photo of Joss Winn Joss Winn says:

    YouTube has CC licensing: https://www.youtube.com/t/creative_commons

    and downloads: https://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=56100

    which makes it an OER platform in my book.

    Thanks for the other recommendations. We’ll add them to the list.

  2. Pat says:

    Youtube OERs? Not sure Youtube has any properly cc licensed stuff?

    Also, cough, Xpert has a CC API http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xpert/labs/

    I’d also look to merlot and oer commons (we have basic wordpress widgets for these)

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