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Solvonauts : New Open Search Engine

"The search engine only indexes content with either a public domain and / or Creative Commons license, and as such everything within it is available for reuse without any major need for copyright clearance or checking. 

As well as being a search engine we have :


A Moodle Repository plugin to allow you to add OERs directly into Moodle - https://github.com/solvonauts/moodle-repository-plugin
A WordPress plugin to allow you to show OER on your WordPress blog - https://github.com/solvonauts/wordpress-widget
A Chrome plugin which allows you to check for OER on a website (such as the results returned by a Google search)
https://github.com/solvonauts/chrome-metadata-plugin

The entire repository ( https://github.com/solvonauts/solvonauts ), harvesting code (https://github.com/solvonauts/solvonauts-harvesting-code) and all data (https://github.com/solvonauts/opendata)  is available on github

All of this is open source. The goal is hopefully to allow people from all over the world (the code is internationalised) to create their own repositories and curate their own open content. The code also has a modularised structure and so can be extended relatively quickly to allow for different tools, new APIs and new features. Hopefully with some more time the site could become almost WordPress like with the ease of usage and so on, so forth.

We've tried to create a topology around the repository, focusing on promoting and encouraging reuse and repurposing. Tied into the repository is a series of APIs and tools which would allow (OAI style) for a series of repositories to talk to each other and share resources to harvest. We've also a second Moodle plugin (https://github.com/solvonauts/moodle-url-reporting-plugin) which allows the repository to visit your Moodle (should you so wish) and see if you've used any resources that we have information on. In doing so, an idea of how popular a resource is (sort of paradata) could be. Paradata could be used to influence search results, or could be displayed as per metadata.

In terms of where we can harvest / index, at present the harvesting code supports RSS (all types), ATOM, OAI (DC), FlickR API, Tumblr API, Youtube API and the Slideshare API. OER publishing seems to have moved to a publish almost everywhere (which I think is a good thing) but it makes indexing these resources properly hard.
 

Lots more to discuss and we've set up a community site as well to help handle this http://solvonauts.org/community/


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A new open search engine tool. It also offers sevearl plugin options to users in different platform. Give it a try to see what are the results come out ;-) 

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Becky Mowat's comment, December 5, 2013 7:41 AM
This will streamline content curation!" What a major timesaver for content writers and curators!
Becky Mowat's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:47 AM

What a timesaver for e-educators, content writers and curators!

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IRRODL Vol 15, No 5 (2014) - Special Issue: Research into Massive Open Online Courses

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Vol 15, No 5 (2014)

Special Issue: Research into Massive Open Online Courses
Guest Editor: George Siemens 


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Isabellefr10's curator insight, October 30, 7:44 PM

hummmmmmmmmm!

John Bostock's curator insight, October 31, 2:35 PM

This looks a very interesting set of papers for all keen followers of MOOC trends and developments.

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, November 4, 7:04 PM

This special issue reflects the research questions and methodologies deployed by MOOC researchers over the past year and represents the current front line evaluation of how open online courses are impacting education.

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Top 40 subject areas | BCcampus OpenEd Resources

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Illustrations of The Lord of the Rings in Russian ... - Open Culture

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Given the detail with which J.R.R. Tolkien describes his fantastical yet earthily grounded characters and landscapes, you'd think illustrators would have an easy time putting pictures to the words. You might even assume that ...
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As We May Think: A 1945 Essay on Information Overload, “Curation,” and Open-Access Science

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"There is a new profession of trail blazers, those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of t (In 1945, Vannevar Bush envisioned not only the web, but also curation, information overload, and open-access...
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Radical Openness - TEDGlobal 2012 - YouTube

"Radical Openness" - an anthem of the power ideas presented at TEDGlobal 2012 "Part Timothy Leary, part Ray Kurzweil, and part Neo from 'The Matrix.'..." JAS...
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ICDE » Presenting "Bringing Educational Resources for Teachers in Africa"

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Run by ICDE members Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and the South African Institute for Distance Education, this short, open online course to improve skills in

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8 Great Tips for Education and Instructional Technology Innovation at Your Institution

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A collection of ideas to position administrators and educators to encourage and embrace innovative uses of instructional and education technologies in their (RT @EmergingEdTech: 8 Great Tips for Facilitating #Edtech Innovation at Your Institution ...

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Average Internet Speed in the ASEAN region (compared with China, Japan and US)

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The Best Free Web Tools for Engaging Students in 1:1 Classrooms

A list of some of the The Best Free Web Tools for Engaging Students in 1:1 Classrooms, as presented at the Iowa 1:1 Conference in April 2014.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 30, 1:35 AM

A great little slideshow of all the best free tools: enough said. 

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, April 30, 4:59 AM

Prachtig overzicht!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 1, 11:54 AM

A nice and easy review of trending tools for our classrooms

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3 Practical Tips For Using Open Resources In Your Classroom - Edudemic

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We’re standing at a crossroads in education. Student debt is now higher than ever — over $1 trillion on the national level — and 70% of students report not buying textbooks due to cost.

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My First MOOC: The Planning Behind a Massive Open Online Course

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A business professor reveals the countless hours required to stage an online course for thousands of students from around the globe. Trust us, it's not...

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eva gutierrez ferreira's curator insight, April 29, 2:06 PM

Michael Goldberg nos cuenta su experiencia para preparar un MOOC.

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What Educators Should Know Before Going Digital

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The What Educators Should Know Before Going Digital Infographic highlights some of the areas of technology that educators should examine before moving to a digital platform.

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World Digital Library

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The principal objectives of the WDL are to:

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ICDE » ICDE Chairs in Open Educational Resources - call for proposals from the Global South

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ICDE is considering the extension of the network of ICDE Chairs in Open Educational Resources (OER).The network, where possible, works in collaboration with UNE (ICDE Chairs in Open Educational Resources - call for proposals from the Global South ...
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Open Education Legislative Update (OpenEd Leadership Summit, 6/5/14...

@txtbks EXECUTIVE BRIEFING The Open Education Legislative Agenda Nicole Allen (@txtbks) Director of Open Education, SPARC Open Education Leadership Summit Po...
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A MOOC on copyright | Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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"A MOOC on Copyright" for librarians. Might be worth sniffing around, no? #libraries #copyright http://t.co/qsvNCD2imd
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10 short videos to get you fully primed on Open Educational Resources

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Educational Technology in the Canadian Classroo...

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The Educational Technology in the Canadian Classroom Infographic shows how education technology is impacting Canadian teachers and students.


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8 Great Tips for Education and Instructional Technology Innovation at Your Institution

8 Great Tips for Education and Instructional Technology Innovation at Your Institution | Open Education | Scoop.it
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Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning | Getting Smart

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Paper outlines how the role of teachers is changing amid broader shifts to personalized, blended, and deeper learning.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 1, 8:13 PM

"The paper outlines how the role of teachers is changing amid broader shifts to personalized, blended, and deeper learning. In order for the current state of teacher preparation and development to evolve accordingly, the authors recommend professional learning opportunities that echo the type of personalized learning that is recommended for students:

 

- Some element of teacher control over time, place, path and/or pace;

 

- Balance between teacher-defined goals, goals as defined by administration through teacher evaluation efforts, and school and district educational goals;

 

- Job-embedded and meaningful integration into classroom practice;

 

- Competency-based progression."

 

This paper would be a key addition to your Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP).

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Special section on MOOCs published in Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

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RT @OpenEduEU: Special section on #MOOCs published in Journal of Online Learning and Teaching http://t.co/Rk557Nrs4L @MERLOTorg #OER #Highe…

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5 Free Digital Tools for the No Budget Classroom

Something has changed in education content delivery, thanks to companies like Google, Khan Academy, MIT. When these industry leaders (and others) started offering high-quality educational tools for...


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Giles Pepler: Policies for OER Uptake, eLSE Conference, 25.04.14

Policies for OER Uptake Giles Pepler – Sero Consulting eLSE Conference, 25 April 2014, București

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9 Video Tips for a Better Flipped Classroom -- THE Journal

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Early adopters share how schools can find success with teachers and students alike--even when the technology seems as topsy-turvy as the lessons.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 22, 2013 2:05 AM

A comprehensive look at flipping the classroom.

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Flip for success!

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What Should We Focus On Learning In An Age Where Almost All Information Is At Your Fingertips?

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What should we focus on learning in an age where almost all information is at your fingertips? This question was originally answered on Quora by Robert Frost and Balaji Viswanathan. (@ForbesTech: "Data is not info.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 20, 1:40 AM

We should not confuse education with learning. Learning is something that focuses on the very specific; education focuses on much broader learning which is relevant to a particular society's survival. The two intersect, but are not the same just as school is not the same as education.