Are you new to Open Educational Resources...?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning materials (lectures, reading lists, syllabi, instructional modules, and simulations are just a few examples) that have been assigned an open license by their creator. Since they are openly licensed, these resources become freely available, for use, remixing, and redistribution to instructors, students, and self-learners worldwide...
How KNUST OER Can Help!
This page serves as a guide for those who may want to make their learning materials available as Open Educational Resources (OER) with us. The procedure outlined simply illustrates the processes to get you started in creating and sharing your open content.
Gather the course content:
Decide which material you want to convert to an open educational resource. These may include lecture notes, hand-outs, laboratory procedures, images, videos and audio files... It may be your own materials or you can adapt existing open content resources. Find open content resources you can use.
Get support from OER Media Team and Volunteers:
The KNUST OER media team and student volunteers are available to review your materials. They will check and clear the content for copyrighted materials and find suitable content for you. The Team can also suggest a structure into which your material could be converted.
Select appropriate licenses:
With Creative Commons licenses, you give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions the copyright permission to use your creative work. With the license, you retain the copyright to your original work but give permission to others to reuse, remix, revise and redistribute your materials - provided they give you credit, and only on the conditions you specify.
Develop content into OER:
The materials would then be produced into a suitable format. This may involve editing your materials, adding videos, audio, animation, text and or any other open content; adding licenses, attributing sources and reviewing the material.
Publish your material
Whether on KNUST OER website, the KNUST OER YouTube channel or other online repositories, your OER would be made available on the internet for use online or can be also downloaded for offline viewing. We can guide you to content sharing sites that enable you to publish, promote, and collaborate with others around your OER.
Feel free to contact us with any questions... we would be glad to assist you.
Faculty of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Sciences,
College of Health Sciences - KNUST