OLCOS RDF feed http://www.olcos.org/fud/index.php OLCOS RDF feed Effective search of OER? http://www.olcos.org/fud/index.php?t=rview&goto=25&th=11#msg_25 How can one effectively search for OER? What are your experiences and what tips can you give?<br /> If possible, please rate your tips. mdeimann 2007-06-11T07:49:15-00:00 Re: Effective search of OER? http://www.olcos.org/fud/index.php?t=rview&goto=27&th=11#msg_27 Dear all<br /> <br /> At the Univ. of Zurich the &#8220;Open Access Website&#8221; (<a href="http://www.oai.uzh.ch/" target="_blank">http://www.oai.uzh.ch/</a>) for a free publishing of scientific papers is hosted by the library. The normal data base with an &#8220;easy to handle&#8221; search can be used to find these publications.<br /> <br /> I hope that in few years it would be possible to use the library not only for open access to scientific papers but also for an open access to educational resources.<br /> Therefore it would be necessary that the development of learning content (with specific quality standards) should have the same reputation as a professional reference like a scientific paper or book. <br /> <br /> Does anybody know of a library where this is already realized?<br /> <br /> Cheers,<br /> Benno Volk, Univ. of Zurich<br /> bennovolk 2007-06-14T12:10:52-00:00 Re: Effective search of OER? http://www.olcos.org/fud/index.php?t=rview&goto=29&th=11#msg_29 <font color="darkblue"><font face="Arial">Hi All,<br /> <br /> for me a bog-standard search still starts with search engines such as Google.<br /> <br /> Of course you do have to deal with questions of relevance and quality when being snowed under with data but I suppose after a while you do develop a strategy to intuitively find what you&#8217;re after.<br /> <br /> I find it especially helpful to go to sites of well-known institutions such as MIT<br /> <a href="http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html" target="_blank">http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html</a><br /> <br /> They seem to keep an eye on the quality of their OpenCourseWare as they couldn&#8217;t afford to tarnish their good reputation.<br /> <br /> Cordula</font></font> Cordula 2007-06-20T12:23:18-00:00