After a decade working in Bangladesh, we have learned that the global shortage of nurses is made worse by an even greater shortage of capable nurse educators. Therefore, we have just launched the website to access our Open Educational Resources [OER]. This new website will offer our BSN curriculum to support novice nurse educators in less developed countries.
We will post all of our English-medium resources: PowerPoint lectures, student and teacher references, exams and assignments, clinical checklists and policies. Under the Creative Commons license, the OER materials can be adapted and used freely by educational institutions offering nursing degrees, and by association, councils and other groups that provide continuing professional development for nurse educators. We have posted two sample courses and a Teachers’ Guide for beginning educators when using the OER at or4ned.com.
Future phases of the work will include enhancing the OER with multimedia resources, evaluating use of the OER in various settings, and developing a community of practice to update the OER.
We are writing to you now for two reasons:
The OER materials need editing and cataloguing. We would like your advice about potential partners or funders for this task.
Would you be willing to volunteer your time to review and improve the Teachers’ Guide?