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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 2014 4:11 PM

Mix and match your content with free textbooks and other resources.

Ann Ewel's curator insight, July 24, 2014 12:14 PM

This looks like a great resource and not only that Elizabeth who scooped it first, also looks like a great resource -- lots of interesting scoops-- one to follow!

Jean Jacoby's curator insight, July 24, 2014 5:58 PM

Really useful - why reinvent the wheel!

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Open Content Program (The Getty)

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The Open Content Program provides free, unrestricted access to the Getty's digital resources.


Why Open Content?

The Getty adopted the Open Content Program because we recognized the need to share images of works of art for free and without restriction, so that all those who create or appreciate art—scholars, artists, art lovers, and entrepreneurs—will have greater access to high-quality digital images for their studies and projects. Art inspires us, and imagination and creativity lead to artistic expressions that expand knowledge and understanding. The Getty sincerely hopes that people will use the open content images for a wide range of activities and that they will share the fruits of their labors with others.

What's in Open Content?

Currently, there are more than 87,000 images from the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute available through the Open Content Program, including more than 72,000 from the Research Institute's Foto Arte Minore archive, which features photographs of the art and architecture of Italy over 30 years by German photographer and scholar Max Hutzel (1913–1988). Other images include paintings, drawings, manuscripts, photographs, antiquities, sculpture, decorative arts, artists' sketchbooks, watercolors, rare prints from the 16th through the 18th century, and 19th-century architectural drawings of cultural landmarks. Over time, images from the Getty Conservation Institute will be added, as well as more images from the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute.

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Open Content Program: 87,000 images from the Getty Museum.  Book mark this one! 

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Mlik Sahib's curator insight, April 23, 2014 11:42 PM

"The Getty adopted the Open Content Program because we recognized the need to share images of works of art for free and without restriction, so that all those who create or appreciate art—scholars, artists, art lovers, and entrepreneurs—will have greater access to high-quality digital images for their studies and projects. Art inspires us, and imagination and creativity lead to artistic expressions that expand knowledge and understanding. The Getty sincerely hopes that people will use the open content images for a wide range of activities and that they will share the fruits of their labors with others."

Armando's curator insight, April 29, 2014 7:04 AM

Open Content Program (The Getty) 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 21, 2014 4:20 AM

Open content you can't beat that! Getty has some of the best on top of that.

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Wikipedia:School of Open course - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Writing Wikipedia Articles is a free six-week course offered through the School of Open, running from 6 August through 10 September 2013.

If you can read Wikipedia, you can learn to build it! In this course you will learn about the software, rules, and cultural values that drive and support this ubiquitous and community-built online encyclopedia. We will focus on articles about openness in education: open educational resources, MOOCs, Creative Commons licenses and more. Students will learn about the values and culture that have driven hundreds of thousands of volunteers to build Wikipedia, which in its 12-year history has generated millions of free articles in hundreds of languages. We will cover the technical skills needed to edit articles, as well as share practical insights into the site's collaborative norms and social dynamics. Students will gain confidence in taking on technical challenges and editorial disagreements, graduating with an ability to compose useful articles, and a sophisticated understanding of how Wikipedia works, and how to search and read it.

Students who successfully complete the course and the final project will earn the WikiSOO Burba Badge.

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There is pride of authorship when you edit or create a Wikipedia article that stands up to public scrutiny. Here's a free online course that will take you through the basics. 


Any educator looking for an alterantive to the traditional research paper should give this free class a look.  Good idea! 

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Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard: Opening Harvard Research

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A central, open-access repository of research by members of the Harvard community.

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OER from major universities: a wonderful way to discover orignial sources.

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Issues in Open Access to Research (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Issues in Open Access to Research (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

The success of open government data is indisputable. By empowering data scientists as well as the general public to interrogate publicly shared government data sets, we have been able to discover new trends and correlations as well as spot malfeasance. Open data affects publicly funded academic research at a governmental and funder level as well, including the types of research supported and what happens with the data collected. Nonetheless, it took a recent statement from the Public Library of Science (PLOS) to ignite the conversation about open data between individual academic researchers.


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8 Search Engines for Open Educational Resources (#OER)

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By Santosh Bhaskar K OER (Open Educational Resources) are freely accessible, usually openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, educational assessment and research purposes i.e.

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MIT OpenCourseWare | Free Online Course Materials

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MIT OpenCourseWare is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
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MIT OER:  Huge archive of teaching materials open for use.

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CORE - free access to scholarly publications...from many Open Access repositories

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CORE (COnnecting REpositories) aims to facilitate free access to scholarly publications distributed across many systems. As of today, CORE gives you access to millions of scholarly articles aggregated from many Open Access repositories.


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Tim Scholze's curator insight, December 16, 2012 1:58 PM

I don't know a teacher who doesn't like free! I like the fact that there is now greater freedom to scholarly articles. Everything for education should be OER :)