Educational Technology/Open Educational Resource Writer

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.

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.

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.



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