Friends, I’m hustling to get my last bits done before heading off to Kenya for two weeks. I leave on Thursday, and I’m not close to being ready. So, this will piece won’t exhibit my usual flare for overly-dramatic and/or insanely hilarious posting.
Briefly: I have been aware of Open Educational Resources through my teaching of worship at Candler. An OER I use often is the website for the Worship Resources area of the United Methodists’ General Board of Discipleship: http://www.gbod.org/worship. This site has numerous resources for the practice of worship, as well as for teaching worship in seminaries.
OERs are a terrific opportunity for acquiring diverse teaching tools: video material, charts, lecture notes, art and graphics.
Maintain clear lines for copyright can be a challenge, of course. It is vitally important for teachers to model appropriate use of copyright in, for example, material posted on PowerPoint slides that is also posted on a Blackboard site.
If I have questions, I talk to our library staff. They have been helpful.
That’s all for now.