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OER in Australia

OER in Australia

 

OER is a global phenomenon and whilst it is currently concentrated in a few countries, there are a growing number of good OER websites in Australia: 

Scootle   Scootle has over 1500 learning resources made available under CC licenses by Education Services Australia. 

ACARA  The Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (ACARA) offers the Australian curriculum as an OER. 

USQ OCW  The University of Southern Queensland’s OpenCourseWare (USQ OCW) provides OER and sample courses from 5 faculties including science and technology. 

First Steps  First Steps is a WA Department of Education website which offers OER on literacy, maths and physical education.

Charles Darwin University  Charles Darwin University offers a digital repository of endangered literature in Australian Indigenous languages from around the Northern Territory as OER. 

Nodes  Nodes is a joint Northern Territory Department of Education and Commonwealth Government website which offers extracts of literacy and numeracy proficiencies from Hospitality and Tourism Certificates I and II as OER and compatible quizzes. 

PreVET  PreVET is a joint Northern Territory Department of Education and Commonwealth Government website which offers OER covering 18 topics aimed at showcasing Indigenous role models and relevant employment pathways for remote job seekers. The topics are laid out in creative and communicative magazine formats and videos that introduce positive ideas around work culture and resilience with work. 

Fliplets Fliplets is a joint Northern Territory Department of Education and Commonwealth Government website which offers Certificate I Hospitality OER through a contextualised eLearning package especially useful for remote educators or students.

The NSW Department of Education and Communities offers six OER set out in creative and interactive web-layouts: 

Dynamic Calculus1 Dynamic Calculus is a collection of interactive learning objects for teaching calculus with problem questions and step-by-step visuals. It explores the significance and history of calculus, including the 'calculus controversy', to make the delivery of calculus come alive.

Julius Caeser Julius Caesar is a resource for senior students studying Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar". A range of digital resources can be used to examine the conflicts of character, motive and values in the play, including audio of key speeches from Brutus, Cassius and Mark Antony. Related texts, including films and websites, are also examined. 

Forces & Fields1 Forces and Fields is an in-depth and varied interactive resource for senior physics students. It explores the areas of electric, magnetic and gravitational forces and fields across ten sub-categories.

Tensile Testing Tensile Testing is a   video based   resource that takes students on a virtual excursion to investigate material testing. It is designed for senior school students of Engineering  Studies and  Industrial  Technology,   and   for   vocational   education students  in  areas  of  Design,  Building  Services,  Manufacturing  and  Mechanical Technology. 

Sites2See Sites2See: Copyright for Students is a resource with links and information on copyright and Creative Commons. It contains a range of guides to assist in searching for Creative Commons images, video and music online. 

A New Kind of Alchemy A New Kind of Alchemy is an interactive online graphic novel about a future world threatened by extinction. It is based on a short story by Australian writer, James Roy. The graphics can be downloaded and used to create your own story.