Your institution may be able to use existing content for a redesigned or new curriculum, but may need to develop content for online learning courses or classes from scratch. Staff may want to take a new approach to creating content, using or adapting open content made by other educators, or get students to develop content as part of learning activities.
They may need help to create new and different formats for existing content, to make them more accessible or more engaging online.
Ownership, tracking and archiving
Teaching staff may want to use existing institutional content management systems, or may prefer to use cloud services to store and present content. Decisions like this have implications for the management, curation and long-term sustainability of content.
Online learning content can also present challenges around ownership, tracking and archiving. For example, staff will need to consider what kind of licences to use and will need to educate students and external participants about this.
Using open licences can make your institution's resources available for others to use and, if branded well, can be a useful marketing tool. Our open educational resources (OERs) guide considers the institutional and cultural aspects of producing and using open content for learning.