The workshop, which will be held among 9am and 4pm, is aimed at introducing academics and educational planners to the worldwide Open Educational Resources, which are various kinds of educational supplies in the public domain that can be employed free of charge of expense.
Participants will get the essential information and abilities to instructional techniques that effectively integrate OER, which contain open textbooks, open courseware, open simulation and open practices, at their institutes. This will assist decrease expense but also boost top quality and efficiency.
Dr Khalaf al Tell, associate professor of MCBS, who has been involved in the Open Educational Resources movement for the final 15 years, will be conducting the workshop. Dr Tell has carried out many workshops, instruction and consultancy perform in Oman and Jordan.
Those who participate in the workshop will be capable to conduct an efficient search to locate open educational sources, adopt open textbooks for their curriculum and alter to student-centred studying and digitisation of studying.
Further, participants will get access to open sources for educational purposes, acquire information and expertise in discovering, adopting open top quality educational sources from the very best universities across the globe and choose and adapt best top quality open textbooks and supporting supplies.
Other significant benefits of participants contain expertise in utilizing open digital tools in order to boost the top quality and bring education to the 21st century specifications and educational institutions will acquire the know-how to join the worldwide OER movement, which was advocated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and other international organisations.
Dr Tell has received his PhD and MSc from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York, US. He worked at Jordan University, Yarmouk University in Jordan and New Mexico State University in the US and at the Ministry of Manpower (Technological Education) of Oman. Participants will get a copy of the workshop record and soft copies of all supplies employed.
Information Source: Muscat Daily