Getting Started with the OER Fellowship

1. Subscribe to this blog.

This blog will be our central mechanism for communicating. It is where I will post updates, resources and other important info, and it is where you will be able to see what other fellowship participants are up to.

You may subscribe via:

  • email (look at the bottom right sidebar on this page). This will send you a once-daily message with linked updates to the blog. If you subscribe via email, you may wish to set up a rule in Novell to forward emails from a specific sender (the address sending you updates) to a specific folder that you create (OER, perhaps).

2. View the 3 orientation videos. (You are only required to view the rubric video that applies to you “classic” for individual participants or “team.”

3. Set up your own OER blog.

You will blog to provide evidence of rubric activities (individual rubric | team rubric). You can also use your blog to communicate about your OER progress with other Fellowship participants. Use it to ask questions, provide tips or insight, etc.

If you already blog, I suggest that you set up an OER specific blog for this project.

You may:

4. Email me your blog URL.

All participant blog posts will syndicate centrally to this blog. This allows you to communicate asynchronously with your cohort. I need the URL for your blog to set this up.

5. Start blogging! Post your goals for this fellowship by the end of week 3.

IMPORTANT: categorize all of your posts with:

winter 2014 cohort

exactly as it is written here. This will help me to organize your cohort posts.

What the heck is a category and how do I do that?

For instructions/tutorials to help with blogging, see wordpress’ support pages.

Questions? Concerns? See my contact info and office hours at the top of the right sidebar.

Fellowship Orientation Videos

What is OER? This “about” page on the OER Commons (an OER repository) has a great explanation and video to introduce you to the world of OER.

I’ve created 3 short videos to orient you to the Lane OER Faculty Fellowship:

Part 1: Jen, History, and Fellowship Goals

Part 2: The OER blog

*If the quality of this video is poor, while the video is playing, click on the “change quality” icon- looks like a sprocket- and set the quality to 720HD

Part 3: The Fellowship Rubrics

Rubric “classic” for individual participants

*If the quality of this video is poor, while the video is playing, click on the “change quality” icon- looks like a sprocket- and set the quality to 720HD

Discipline team rubric for teams:

*If the quality of this video is poor, while the video is playing, click on the “change quality” icon- looks like a sprocket- and set the quality to 720HD

 

Also see the “How do I get started?” post for step-by-step instructions of how to get going.