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OER off the beaten track: Open Education in Greenland - Nordic OER

OER off the beaten track: Open Education in Greenland - Nordic OER | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are promising for different contexts. Whereas the majority of OER is in English, smaller countries might benefit most from the uptake of OER. But how can this be achieved without educational neo-colonialism? See our experiences from Greenland, a country with specific requirements but also with very strong educational developments and progress. …

Via Pieter de Vries
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Geoff Cain - OER: Saylor Foundation's New Bookshelf

Geoff Cain - OER: Saylor Foundation's New Bookshelf | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it

The Saylor Foundation is making spirits bright and starting the New Year right by ensuring that openly licensed, free textbooks remain freely available to students. You may have seen their press release. Their "Bookshelf" page is already up and the books that are due to go behind Flat World Knowledge paywall are now freely available. They are saving us the trouble of downloading them and hosting them ourselves.

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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup - edutopia

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup - edutopia | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it
An educator's guide to open educational resources (OER), including online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open textbooks.

Via Anthony Beal, Jan Soons
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Dramatically Bringing Down the Cost of Education with OER

Dramatically Bringing Down the Cost of Education with OER | Being practical about Open Ed | Scoop.it

A Blaine (MN) High School student is shown with a printed online textbook. Instead of mass-produced textbooks, the more than 3,100 sophomores in the state's largest district are learning from an online curriculum developed by their teachers over the summer with free software distributed over the web.


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