Presentations 2019

All over OER – Open Educational Resources and Global Collaboration

a presentation proposed for the ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia, PA, June 23-27, 2019

by David Stoloff –


Session format Listen and learn (Snapshot)
Converted format Lecture, Interactive lecture, Panel, Snapshot, Poster, BYOD, BYODex, Workshop

Topic and audience

Session topic Digital age teaching & learning: Online tools, apps and resources
Secondary session topic Digital age teaching & learning: Innovative learning environments
Subject area Social studies, Not applicable
Audience role Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Grade level Community college/university
Skill level Intermediate
Skill prerequisites Some experience with Open Educational Resources used with high school or university students.

General information

Title All over OER – Open Educational Resources and Global Collaboration
Description Participants will share their experiences in the uses of Open Educational Resources as tools for learning and teaching. The presenter will describe using an electronic text in an undergraduate course and connecting via Skype with its author to expand on the students’ learning and the author’s further creative efforts.
Special conditions Global collaboration, Digital equity
Additional details
Attendee resource
Attendee resource description This website will include links to OER resources available for high school and university learning and teaching.
ISTE Standards For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments

  • Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments.
  • Coach teachers in and model use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning as well as expand opportunities and choices for online professional development for teachers and administrators.

For Education Leaders:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate

  • Ensure all students have access to the technology and connectivity necessary to participate in authentic and engaging learning opportunities.
ISTE Standards addressed On university campuses, the cost of textbooks has become an equity issue. Encouraging the uses of open educational resources increases access to information and allows both learners and teachers greater management of their own creative growth. Accessing the authors of OER e-texts also enables the development of global collaborations between classrooms based on further study of the e-texts and development of new knowledge.
Commercial presentation
Disclosure statement
Presenter constraints


Attendee devices Devices not needed
Attendee accounts, software and other materials
Alternative room setting No
Flexible learning environment No


Purpose and objectives Participants and the presenter will share their experiences with open educational resources and generate a list of resources the presenter and they have used to expand learning in their educational settings.
Participants and the presenter will generate an expanded list of web locations for open educational resources.
Participants will develop a plan for using open educational resources and global collaboration to expand on learners’ appreciation of OER resources through online discussions with authors and their own classrooms,
Participants will join an online group to further explore the uses of OER and related global collaborations in high school and college settings.
Outline Content – discussion of participants’ and presenter’s uses of Open Educational Resources (OER) in their educational settings, overview of web archives for OER, case study of using an OER e-text and then connecting with its author for further learning, planning for next steps in collaboratively using OER for our own learning and teaching.
Time – about 5 minutes for each of these content areas and 10 minutes for discussion and sharing.
Process – lots of peer-to-peer interaction, some presentation using a website developed for this discussion that may be readily access for future reference.
Supporting research Creelman, A., & Ossiannilsson, E. (2011). Quality indicators within the use of open educational resources in higher education. In Education in a technological world: Communicating current and emerging research and technological efforts (pp. 372-382). Badajoz, Spain: Formatex Research Center.

Mark, Frydenberg, & Diana, Andone. (2014). TOOLBOX 2.0: WEB-BASED OER FOR CONNECTIVISM LEARNING.

Wolfenden, Freda, Auckloo, Pritee, Buckler, Alison, & Cullen, Jane. (2017). Teacher Educators And Oer In East Africa: Interrogating Pedagogic Change.

Presenter background Professor David L. Stoloff has presented on online learning and global collaborations at past ISTE conferences and at CECA (its Connecticut affiliate’s) conference. He has been making use of open educational resources for all of his undergraduate and graduate courses for the past decade. A former high school science and math teacher and a professor in teacher education programs for over 34 years, Dr. Stoloff encourages the uses of global connections across continents to enhance learning, teacher, and the professional development of educators.


Presenters David Stoloff; (Presenter)