Each month we will share some of our timely frequently asked questions around educational technology.
What resources does Flinders provide for sourcing digital content?
You are probably familiar with the Library having a collection of databases, readings and journal articles available, but are you aware that they also have collections of videos?
The art museum has an online collections catalogue you can use for object-based learning.
For more information on what is available, visit the eLearning Gateway.
Where can I source open educational resources (OERs)?
OERs are educational resources (print or electronic) that are designed for learning and teaching and are openly licensed. OERs are free of cost, and are either available in the public domain or under licence terms that allow the resource to be retained, reused, revised, remixed or redistributed.
For help on searching for OERs in a range or written and multimedia formats, visit the Creative Commons OER page.
How can I make my own engaging resources?
Flinders supplies a range of tools you can use to build your own resources. Odds are you are probably already using some of the tools for other purposes.
The eLearning Gateway has a Tool selection matrix that shows you which supported tools can be used to create a range of different engaging and interactive resources. These include:
- Branching scenarios
- Infographics and diagrams
- Quizzes embedded in other resources
For more information, visit the eLearning Gateway