OER Stories


Music teacher
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Bridget arrives early to her classroom to set up an activity she will be using with her music students. Realizing she left an important handout at home, Bridget decides to do a quick search in OER Commons to see if she can find a similar activity that she can use in a pinch. Looking through the search results, she finds a related activity sheet, checks the Creative Commons copyright, and sees that it is available to use and remix. Before saving it to her portfolio, Bridget gives the activity a new tag, using the keyword “Glissando,” she feels describes the activity so others can more easily find it. Bridget becomes part of the OER process: by using the material and providing a new tag for the item.


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