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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Explore this educator's guide to open educational resources (OER) for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.
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OER Reports - 2013-2014

OER Reports - 2013-2014 | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

All project reports and deliverables are published here as they become available. Here is our evidence report for 2014:


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12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts

12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The right image may be just the added touch your blog post or social media update needs to get noticed, but finding free, high-quality photos that you can use is challenging. You'll want to bookmark all of these resources to use time and again.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 21, 2:36 PM

A 12 resources list that may be very helpful for anyone doing blogs, posts or even digital presentations for the lectures

Elena Elliniadou's curator insight, November 22, 9:01 AM

Δωρεάν φωτογραφίες, με άδεια πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων για παρουσιάσεις, ιστολόγια, αφίσες. 12 πηγές ενδιάφερουσες. Από μια γρήγορη ματιά μου άρεσαν οι σελίδες unsplash & gratisography. Ανάλογα όμως με το τι ψάχνετε θα βρείτε και στις υπόλοιπες 10 τη φωτογραφία που εκφράζει καλύτερα το μήνυμά σας!

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The Evolving Landscape of Course Content

The Evolving Landscape of Course Content @txtbks | sparc.arl.org Nicole Allen (@txtbks) Director of Open Education, SPARC Charleston Conference | Novemb…

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Survey Says: Many Higher Ed Faculty Still Lack Awareness of OER

Survey Says: Many Higher Ed Faculty Still Lack Awareness of OER | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
THE ELUSIVE HUNT FOR OER: Open Educational Resources (OER) is one of those ideas that everyone likes in principle but few actually use. Between two-thirds and three-quarters of college faculty say they are unaware of OER, according to a Babson/Pearson survey of 2,144 faculty members. Part of the

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Open Education Matters: Why is it important to share content? - YouTube

3rd place winner on the "Why Open Education Matters" contest of the US Dept. of Education http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/07/why-open-education-matters-video-com...

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, September 19, 3:48 PM

Really nice, simple video - gets the message across.  How can we apply this to MOOCs for example? 

Henriette Kootstra's curator insight, September 23, 10:59 AM

Interessant filmpje over de voordelen van het delen van kennis en onderwijs wereldwijd.

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Open as in oer and open as in MOOC

A discussion over the different definitions of "Open" (Open as in oer and open as in MOOC #connectivism #mooc http://t.co/YxhxvZSc5g via @patlockley)...

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pru's curator insight, March 14, 7:02 PM

Useful discussion prompt for openness - in professional learning, and when considering development of MOOC learning materials. Massive benefit if these can become part of the OER ecosystem.

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Seamlessly Access, Organize and Share OERs

Seamlessly Access, Organize and Share OERs | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
By Jennifer Aalgaard - Curriculum Foundry, an OER platform that puts the right digital curriculum into the hands of teachers and students.

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Social networking and open educational resources: updating quality assurance for e-learning excellence - Open Research Online

Social networking and open educational resources: updating quality assurance for e-learning excellence - Open Research Online | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

Kear, Karen; Rosewell, Jonathan and Williams, Keith (2012). Social networking and open educational resources: updating quality assurance for e-learning excellence. In: EADTU 25th Anniversity Conference: The Role of Open and Flexible Education in European Higher Education Systems for 2020: New Models, New Markets, New Media, 27-28 September, 2012, Paphos, Cyprus.

 

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Quality assurance approaches in higher education are well-established, but it is important to develop methods which are applicable to the domain of e-learning. The E-xcellence methodology (EADTU, 2009a) was therefore designed to assess the quality of e-learning in distance learning and blended learning contexts. The methodology is based around a set of benchmarks, supported by a practitioner handbook and a web-based ‘QuickScan’ self-evaluation tool. Experience shows that the E-xcellence methodology is particularly valuable for the process of improvement through collaborative internal review.

E-learning has evolved since the E-xcellence methodology was first developed. In particular, there is increasing awareness and use of open education resources (OERs) and social networking. However, these aspects were not explicit in the original E-xcellence resources. The E-xcellence Next project was therefore established to update the resources, incorporating these developments. To begin this process, a consultation was carried out among E-xcellence Next project members, followed by a participatory workshop on the themes of social networking and OERs. The E-xcellence resources were also used in a series of self-evaluation seminars held at European higher education institutions. Experience and feedback from these activities has been used to update the manual, the benchmarks and the QuickScan tool. The result is a set of quality assurance resources which encompass social networking, OERs and other recent developments in e-learning.


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Daniela Ulloa's curator insight, November 19, 3:18 PM

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Quality assurance of online, open and flexible education

 

Presentation giving a brief overview of changes and trends in open education, and the quality related challenges linked to each.

Presented at the 9th European Quality Assurance Forum in Brussels


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QLET's curator insight, November 17, 5:40 AM

Anthony F. Camilleri's insights regarding the quality assurance of #highered from EQAF 2014

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Open educational resources perceived as high quality, even though faculty awareness lags @insidehighered

Open educational resources perceived as high quality, even though faculty awareness lags @insidehighered | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

When faculty members choose which textbooks to assign to their students, they look for trusted names and a track record of quality -- not the price tag, a new survey suggests.

 

While those priorities may stymie the growth and adoption of open educational resources (OER), the Babson Survey Research Group’s report on faculty members’ attitudes and opinions about those resources contains both “terrible” and “incredible” news for proponents of OER, depending on your interpretation. On one hand, faculty see open resources as just as good -- if not better -- than the products produced by traditional publishers. On the other, few faculty members have actually heard about OER.

 

David Wiley, founder of the OER support provider Lumen Learning, said the disappointing top-level numbers overshadows the fact that many faculty members are satisfied with the quality of open content.

 

“I look at this and I think, holy smokes, this is just some of the best possible news we could have gotten,” Wiley said in an interview. “The ‘problems’ with OER adoption are so eminently solvable.”

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10 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools You Must Know About - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

10 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools You Must Know About - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
OER(Online Education Resources) are current edtech trend which are providing free online courses from many universities to our teachers and students.

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Changing the Trajectory: Quality for Opening up Education


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Will MOOCs help to democratise higher education? | Karen MacGregor - University World News

Will MOOCs help to democratise higher education? | Karen MacGregor - University World News | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

The democratisation of higher education requires widening access to studies that lead to useful qualifications, and giving people more opportunities to select study programmes themselves and easily design their own courses from the rich pool of material freely available, Sir John Daniel told the “Worldviews 2013” conference last week. The question is whether massive open online course, or MOOCs, will help or hinder that process.


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Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, June 25, 2013 4:20 PM

The article is an account of a keynote Sir John Daniel gave at the Worldviews 2013 conference. He unpacks democratisation as either widening access or as students themselves determining what they study. Widening access may simply mean increasing enrolment, but it often specifically refers to removing the stumbling blocks for access, as open universities have done over the four last decades (freedom of place, pace and time of study). Technology plays a role in this but it changes as new technologies become available. The second interpretation of democratising education has a more recent origin and is nowadays referred to as open educational resources. What I find interesting about this account of democratising education is that it connects the characteristics of open universities with the availability of open educational resources (OERs) and reveals them to be two sides of the same coin. 

 

Do these sides come together in MOOCs? From my perspective they might do in cMOOCs, which heavily rely on OERs and through their online character put no constraints on time (but they do on time and pace). They certainly don't in xMOOCs. Although access to the course materials does not require a fee, the materials are not open in the sense that they may be edited or even used by third parties (such as non-participating universities). Here too, there is no constraint on the place of study but there is on the time and pace. Which prompts the question of whether a marriage of these two kinds of democratisation would indeed be an interesting development and, consequently, whether this is something open universities should pick up. Two initiatives suggest this is already taking place. The one is FutureLearn (http://futurelearn.com), initiated by the Open University of the UK, the other is OpenupEd (http://www.openuped.eu), an initiative of the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (http://www.eadtu.eu), backed by the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme. (@pbsloep)