Open Educational Resource Repositories are full of learning objects, from the smallest (e.g., graph, article) to the largest (e.g., captured lectures, entire courses) shared by colleagues from around the globe. Some offer objects for all disciplines, and others are discipline-specific, often having grown from one department at one institution with a commitment to sharing its knowledge and then allowing it to grow beyond its borders. The ones listed below are fully introduced in the Spotlight on Repositories section of the Curator Module but these will give you a helping hand to complete this activity. Take some time and explore the repositories listed to find resources that are connected to your course content or interests.

  • Try out the search strategies you’ve practiced. Rather than just using your normal vocabulary, consider synonyms and terms other educators and experts may have used.
  • If a repository has advanced search capabilities, explore how you might optimize those capabilities. Be sure to jot down your search strategies for your activity response. HINT: A mind map is a great tool to plot your search and ensure you cover all the bases.
  • Pay close attention to which of the repositories have advanced search capabilities, and explore how you might optimize those capabilities.

To do:

  1. Curate three (or more) OERs to support learners’ understanding of an element or concept for a course.
    BONUS: If you want to challenge yourself and better suit your learners, choose more than one type of media. For major concepts, it is a good idea to source resources from print, audio, and visual information. These provide learners with choice and help solidify challenging concepts by providing multiple points of access.
  2. Enter the link for the best resource you found in the “Web Location” field as your submission on the Find Your Fit activity response page.
  3. After you make your submission, save the web address to your response (found in the green confirmation box) so you can use it later for your badge submission form.

Places to search

Referatories  

General Repositories

Discipline Specific Repositories


This activity is part of the Spotlight on Repositories section of the Curator Module.

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  • Find Your Fit
    by Amie Martyn (@amartyn)

    I found 3 resources which would be useful for an introduction to financial accounting course. Resource #1:  Introduction to Financial Accounting, 2021A edition (Lyryx) by Henry Dauderis and David Annand. Found using https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca.  Link – https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/item-details/#/a7864182-c628-44bd-ab7f-3c2b65508e5c?k=accounting&itemTypes=6&itemTypes=12&sortCol=1&nextPage=true&page=1 Resource #2 Orchard Study Guide on transactions. Found using https://www.merlot.org/.  Link – http://orchardguides.com/StudyGuide?testbank=corp_trans.kei&topic=Financial+Accounting Resource #3 End of semester review more… »

  • Find your fit
    by Lauren Cripps (@LCripps)

    I have recently moved into a leadership roll at Brock, and am now creating learning solutions for internal and external stakeholders. One of the first steps is to teach educators how to navigate our LMS, so I have selected 3 helpful resources for new users. The first is a reference slideshow from h5p studio. https://h5pstudio.ecampusontario.ca/content/17951 more… »

  • Find Your Fit Activity
    by Megan Anderson (@manderson)

    I was able to find 3 options – a YouTube video, and two open text-books that could be useful. Of those 3 I’ve chosen the open text-book about Academic Integrity as the best resource. For me, Academic Integrity is one of those things that I have struggled to find really good strong resources to reinforce more… »

  • Respiratory Therapist
    by Chadwick Rawana (@ChadR)

    As part of this weeks lesson on Healthcare Practitioners, I thought one Practitioner that students may know less about is a Respiratory Therapist and that a video may help to explain this better. Using the links to the referatories that were provided, I reviewed the results to find an appropriate video. After not finding what more… »

  • Find Your Fit
    by Jenn Harren (@j_harren)

    https://open.lib.umn.edu/humanresourcemanagement/  This is a link to a Human Resources Management OER textbook I located on the eCampusOntario Open Library website.  I was specifically looking for resources on Recruitment and Selection though there are two chapters dedicated to these topics.  What I like is that I could include the link, my students could read to chapters more… »

  • Find your fit
    by Valerie Watts (@vwatts)

    Searching through eCampus’s H5P repository, I found a couple of H5P activities for my statistics courses: This is a flashcard activity that students can use to review the level of measurement:  https://h5pstudio.ecampusontario.ca/content/2059 This is a quiz on exploring quantitative data analysis:  https://h5pstudio.ecampusontario.ca/content/8419 I have pre-recorded lectures for my online statistics courses and I want to more… »

  • Project Management 101
    by Victoria Workman (@Victoria Workman)

    I have taught and intro to project management for business students over the past several years.  Using this activity, I chose to focus on three key concepts of the course, and how content curation using repositories can help. What is a project? Although it sounds simple, understanding this definition is key to the course.  I more… »

  • OER Resources
    by Caitlin Cull (@ccull)

     

  • Find the Fit-OER
    by Sheryl Third (@Sheryl)

    I found http:Merlot.org had three resources I could use I. A sample assignment-https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CBJ4RBtY9ntz1dT06sQtgXIiRI_UCOckbSbsZcXccnc/edit?usp=sharing-potential assignment 2. An H5p activity- https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1374978 3. Research-https://infed.org/donald-schon-learning-reflection-change/ reference material I have done extensive research for Creative Commons resources for early Childhood Education – these materials relate to Reflective Practice

  • Find your fit
    by Wendy Tseng (@wtseng.tw)

    The three OER that could be helpful for students learning about the respiratory system include: “Lungs 101 | National Geographic” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B75kBvjJink) – a short basic overview “Respiratory System, Part 1: Crash Course A&P #31” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHZsvBdUC2I) “Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fVoz4V75_E) In addition to videos, there are many other types of OERs that more… »

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