21st-century educators understand resources and technology are rapidly changing, and the ability to keep up is essential for the educator community. SoftChalk’s Open Education Resources (OER) provide an efficient way for educators to quickly access and reuse educational materials from a central repository, allowing them to spend less time searching for content and more time creating meaningful learning experiences for their students. With SoftChalk’s OER, educators can easily create digital lesson plans, collaborate on curriculum development projects, or share content ideas with colleagues across the globe.
What Are SoftChalk’s Open Education Resources?
SoftChalk’s Open Educational Resources (OER) offer unprecedented access to learning materials in the form of open, shareable, and easily editable content. This expansive Learning Object Repository (LOR) provides educators with an opportunity to contribute their own knowledge and ideas, as well as gain instant access to thousands of free online resources created by colleagues around the globe.
With SoftChalk’s OER-LOR you can discover, download, save, and share quality educational materials with ease — all from one convenient location. Whether you’re looking for a single lesson plan or entire course material, our repository has it all. What’s more, all contents stored on our OER-LOR are openly licensed, which means you can use them as is or customize them to fit your own teaching needs.
SoftChalk is dedicated to providing educators with the highest quality of resources, and their OER-LOR allows users to search by keyword and filter results based on content type. This convenient feature makes it easy to locate specific learning materials quickly and easily, saving time and eliminating the hassle of combing through numerous websites.
Benefits to Educators
With SoftChalk’s Open Educational Resources, teachers can easily search for educational resources that are aligned to curricular standards and tailored for their individual classroom needs. The benefits of shared learning are numerous, from saving time to encouraging collaboration among educators.
The use of OER saves teachers valuable time by eliminating the need to develop lesson plans and create educational materials from scratch. SoftChalk’s OER offers an extensive library full of lesson plans and instructional resources created by experienced instructional designers and subject matter experts, which can be adapted and customized according to each educator’s own preferences. Additionally, teachers can quickly search the library for specific topics and standards to ensure that the learning materials they’re using are up-to-date and relevant.
SoftChalk’s OER also encourages collaboration among educators. As instructors build upon existing resources rather than creating their own from scratch, they benefit from the perspectives of other professionals in the field. In addition, as more students have access to quality educational materials, there’s a greater opportunity for peer review and feedback on those materials, further enhancing teacher collaboration.
OER helps to facilitate personalization in education. By having access to a wide variety of learning materials created by experienced professionals, teachers can customize their curricula better meet the needs of their individual students. SoftChalk’s OER library also offers interactive activities and assessments that can be used to help educators better understand the learning needs of their students and create personalized lesson plans accordingly.
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Opportunities for Students
Educators can keep an eye on how their course materials are being used by students and instructors with SoftChalk’s comprehensive analytics and reporting capabilities. With this data-driven approach, instructors can take advantage of open education resources and tweak their courses for maximum effectiveness toward student progress.
SoftChalk’s Open Educational Resources can elevate teaching resources and student engagement to unprecedented heights. With its comprehensive features, both teachers and students have access to an enriched shared learning environment with incredible opportunities for success. From improved learning performance to cost-effectiveness, it’s easy to see why this is a great solution for institutions looking for an efficient way to update their curriculum or lessons.
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