Open Educational Resources (OER) and Licenses

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Open Educational Resources (OER) and Licenses

NCERT has consistently Open Educational Resources (OER) hold transformative potential for modern education. These can significantly enhance accessibility and equity in education by providing free, high-quality learning materials, which can be freely adapted and shared. In a 2002 conference, UNESCO defined Open Educational Resources (OER) as “... learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution by others.” 

This democratisation of knowledge ensures that all students, regardless of their socio-economic background, have access to the same educational resources, thereby promoting a more inclusive learning environment, and making OER immensely significant in the implementation of NEP 2020 in all sectors of education in India.

CEMCA, as a prominent stakeholder in the education domain, focuses on assisting governments and institutions to expand the scale, efficiency and quality of learning by using multiple media in open, distance and technology-enhanced learning. CEMCA has been championing the cause of OER since the very beginning of this movement and this training is also a part of this ongoing effort to raise awareness and knowledge about OER.

In an effort to orient various stakeholders in the exploration and implementation of Open Educational Resources and Licensing, CIET-NCERT, in collaborating with CEMCA, the regional centre of Commonwealth of Learning.  Such training will help in understanding the opportunity that OER offers in improving access to and quality of education by enabling the use of learning materials that are high-quality, free and easily accessible. This online training programme is designed to empower teachers and educational stakeholders with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively leverage OER. Participants will gain insights into the foundational policies and advancements shaping OER, practical strategies for sourcing and integrating these resources into their teaching practices, and methods for developing OER-based courses and micro-credentials. The training will also explores the numerous benefits of OER, such as improved access to diverse educational materials and innovative teaching approaches, and provides guidance on navigating OER repositories and licensing.

CIET-NCERT organizes a 5 hours training series on Educational Technology  in the third (English version) and fourth week (Hindi Version)  of every month. For the month of July, 2024, a 5 hours online training on “Open Educational Resources (OER) and Licenses'' from 15-19 July, 2024 in English version and 22-26 July, 2024 in Hindi version from 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm will be organised.

Objectives of Training:

1. Understand key policies, regulations, and advancements in OER.

2. Gain skills to find and evaluate high-quality OER for educational needs.

3. Develop strategies to effectively integrate OER into teaching practices.

4. Learn tools and techniques for creating OER-based courses and micro-credentials.

5. Recognise the benefits of OER, including cost savings and improved access.

6. Explore OER repositories and understand licensing to ensure proper use and attribution.

7. Promote collaboration and innovative teaching practices using OER.

Who Can Participate?

Students, Teachers, Teacher Educators, Parents, Administrators and all those who are interested.

Program Schedule
Day & Date Title of the sessions Name of the Resource Person Banner Presentation Link Video Link
Day 1: Monday
15 July, 2024
Open Educational Resources (OER): Concepts, Scope and Policy Prof. Amarendra P. Behera,
Joint Director, CIET-NCERT, New Delhi Dr. B. Shadrach,
Director, CEMCA, New Delhi
Day 2: Tuesday
16 July, 2024
Creative Commons Licenses for Open Educational Resources (OER) Dr. Jeetendra Pande
Professor of Computer Science, School of Computer Science & IT, Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, Uttarakhand
Day 3: Wednesday
17 July, 2024
OER for achieving educational goals Dr. Papiya Upadhyay,
Assistant Professor, School of Education, Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata, West Bengal
Day 4: Thursday
18 July, 2024
Curating OER for Teaching, Learning and Assessment Dr. Indira Koneru,
International eLearning Consultant and Former Associate Dean & Head, eLearning Department, Icfai Business School (IBS) India
Day 5: Friday
19 July, 2024
Repositories of Open Educational Resources (OER) Ms. Sushumna Rao Tadinada,
Ed-tech Expert, Independent Consultant

Organising Team:

Programme Advisory:
Prof. Amarendra P Behra, Joint Director, Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), NCERT, New Delhi.

Prof. Indu Kumar, Head- DICT, Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), NCERT, New Delhi.

Course Coordinator and Programme Coordinator:
Dr. Angel Rathnabai, Assistant Professor, Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), NCERT, New Delhi.

Technical Coordinator:
Mr. Gurjeet Singh, Junior Project Fellow, Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), NCERT, New Delhi.

How To Participate?

Step 1: Registration :
Register yourself by clicking the link :-https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqU9t-slbxlWyDp3Gl4qQHPU-OUTOxOPA8gBp2XgvFjCSxYg/viewform?usp=sf_link or scan the QR Code-

Step 2: Watch live training sessions: 
Participants have to attend training sessions, which will be live-streamed on NCERT Official YouTube channel -http://youtube.com/ncertofficial from 15ᵗʰ-21ˢᵗ July, 2024 from 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm.(Monday to Friday). The session will also be telecasted live on the following:

  • PM eVIDYA channels #6-12
  • DD Free Dish channel #28-34
  • DISH TV channel #2027-2033
  • Jio TV mobile app

If anyone has missed the live sessions, they can watch the recording using the playlist link that will be added in the event page at the end of the first day of the training.


Step: 3 Take up the online course, participate in post assessment and get certified:

Those who are interested in getting a certificate, they need to do the following:

  • Join the online course that will be launched on DIKSHA portal. Course link will be updated on the event page on the last day of the training by 7 pm. This course will be open till 30 March, 2025.  
  • Participants need to join the course, go through all the five videos.
  • Participants need to take up the final assessment.Participants can attempt thrice the assessment. 
  • Participants who score 70% and above in the final assessment will get a certificate and they can access their certificate in their DIKSHA profile page itself. It may take 15-20 days to receive the certificate.

Step 4: Submit Your Feedback :
Submit your feedback using the link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZD6-NfpT87-KrBf8WpA0Sj7m-0BpFyB2TnZbGn3kuT-02LA/viewform?usp=sf_link or by scanning the QR code

This feedback form is intended to know participants' experiences, learning, and suggestions regarding the online training. This will help us in further improvement of the virtual training process.

For any queries, reach us at training.helpdesk@ciet.nic.in or call : 8800440559

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