Open Culture is looking for a freelance writer to cover the Educational Technology/Open Educational Resource (OER) space. Here is an overview of what we have in mind.
- The writer will contribute three posts per week on a very reliable schedule and will receive compensation for each post. Days will be mutually agreed upon in advance.
- The posts should be written in a clear, concise and engaging way. And the copy must be very clean.
- The candidate should have strong writing skills and a demonstrated understanding of the Educational Technology/Open Educational Resource (OER) space.
When it comes to open educational resources, we're hoping that the candidate can highlight free resources available online -- free courses, free apps, free educational archives. Here are a few examples.
- Download Free Courses from Famous Philosophers: From Bertrand Russell to Michel Foucault
- MoMA Puts Pollock, Rothko & de Kooning on Your iPad
- British Classics on the iPad App (Free… For Now)
- Albert Einstein Archive Now Online, Bringing 80,000+ Documents to the Web
- Free: Richard Feynman's Physics Lectures from Cornell (1964)
And when it comes to educational technology, the goal will be to cover new ventures and technologies changing the educational world. The topics covered here should ideally be of interest to a broad audience, so we'll want to avoid getting too granular. Here are a couple of examples from our archive.
- MIT to Offer Certificates to Students Taking Free Courses on the Web
- The iPad and Information’s Third Age
- Google Presents YouTube for Schools, Makes Video World Safe for Teachers
- The Creation of Udacity
In terms of next steps, it would be great if you could please submit the following by Friday March 30th:
1) A short paragraph about your background, professional interests, and knowledge of this general field.
2) A writing sample, or links to sample pieces online. A writing sample targeted to edtech/OER would be ideal.
3) A list of three sample ideas/topics that you would cover in your posts, with a brief description explaining why.
This will help us get oriented, and we will follow up with a phone call if things feel on target.
Thanks for your interest, and please let me know if you have any questions.