Course Hours: 2 hours

Course Description: This course introduces the wide variety of Open Educational Resources (OER), Creative
Commons, and other open licenses. Instructors at all levels of AE will gain an understanding of how to identify and
search for materials to use in their teaching practice. In addition to learning search strategies, instructors will gain
an understanding of how to evaluate OER for appropriate use. Those that will benefit the most from this course
are adult education instructors, trainers, and coordinators. By the end of the course, participants will be able to
understand and define OER and have a foundational understanding of how they can enrich their teaching, refine
search queries, apply appropriate filters, and determine licensing requirements for Open Educational Resources,
and explore, find, review, evaluate, and save materials on the educational repository, OER Commons.