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Google Makes Its $149 Photo Editing Software Now Completely Free to Download

Google Makes Its $149 Photo Editing Software Now Completely Free to Download | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Google's Nik Collection, a photo editing software package designed for professional photographers, once retailed for $149. Today it's absolutely free to download, for both Windows and Mac users.

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Powerful software for free. Open Resources!

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Thanks to Google, a new free photo-editing software joins the club
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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.
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OER is a powerful concept.  Help yourself and your students by grabbing this concept with both hands. 

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Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 2015 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, March 30, 2016 9:14 AM

OER is a powerful concept.  Help yourself and your students by grabbing this concept with both hands. 

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, March 30, 2016 9:40 AM

OER is a powerful concept.  Help yourself and your students by grabbing this concept with both hands. 

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e-Jobs: Director of Curriculum Development - University of the People

e-Jobs: Director of Curriculum Development -  University of the People | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Minimum Qualifications:


Master's degree in education, instructional technology, project management or a related field
Demonstrated ability to design, execute and manage curriculum development projects
Broad knowledge, and an ability to make creative connections between different academic disciplines
Strong written and oral communication abilities
Strong organizational skills; a self-starter capable of working independently while also being a team player
Excellent computer and technology skills


Preference Given to Candidates Who Possess All of the Above Plus:
Have previous experience in an online institution
Have previous experience in higher education
Have previous experience working with Learning Management Systems

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This is an opportunity to work at a global level to deliver very low cost higher education to students around the world.
 For more on the University of the people see this Ted Talk: 
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alvarojasd's curator insight, February 1, 2015 9:06 AM

añada su visión ...

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Open Educatonal Resources for Higher Ed and K-12: Lumen Learning

Open Educatonal Resources for Higher Ed and K-12: Lumen Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

We help higher education and K-12 institutions use open educational resources effectively to eliminate textbook costs, broaden access to educational materials, and improve student success.


We provide high quality open courseware, training and support for faculty members and academic leaders to help transition high-enrollment courses to open content, teach successful open courses and sustain the quality of these courses over time.

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David Wiley helped found this company last year.  That fact makes this group worth considering. 

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Google Oppia - Self-Paced Explorations - New Teaching Tool from the Big G

It's hard to learn to play the piano just by watching a video of a great pianist. Interactive learning is much more effective! oppia.org helps you make embeddable interactive educational "explorations" that let people learn by doing.

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This is an Open Source project licensed under Creative Commons as Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)


Of particular interest is the promise that learning journeys will be "embeddable interactive educational explorations".


Applications for blended learning abound. 

 

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David Wiley's Keynote on Open Education - YouTube

David Wiley opened the 2009 Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology with a thought provoking keynote presentation on open education. 3...
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This vision of OER is inspirational.  The this quick overview of the topic will help promote the idea that anyone, with the necessary internet access and self determination can educate themselves using Open Educational Resources.

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Quality and the eye of the MOOC beholder: Perspectives from the OERu on mOOCs and micro-credentials by Wayne Mackintosh

Quality and the eye of the MOOC beholder: Perspectives from the OERu on mOOCs and micro-credentials by Wayne Mackintosh | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
  Wayne Mackintosh is Director at the OER Foundation, a non-profit organisation which provides international networking, leadership and support to education institutions in achieving their str...

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E-Learning Certificate Program: David Wiley on Openness (TEDx)

E-Learning Certificate Program: David Wiley on Openness (TEDx) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
View this TEDx Video of David Wiley's presentation! The basic values of open education: sharing and generosity promote world wide learning in a dramatic and empowering way.
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If you're reading this you've already built some expertise in the area of online education. Working online makes it very easy to share.  Wiley makes a point that should encourage you to share your knowledge:" Expertise is Nonrivalrous. It can be given without being given away." 

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Degreed launches crowdfunding campaign for reimagined ‘digital diploma’

Degreed launches crowdfunding campaign for reimagined ‘digital diploma’ | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

San Francisco startup Degreed is challenging the traditional college diploma with an online service that tracks and scores educational achievements from established institutions as well as new online learning platforms.

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Open Access Explained!

What is open access? Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of open access publishing and explain just what it's all about. Make sure to w...

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freepik - download thousands of FREE vectors and stock photos

freepik - download thousands of FREE vectors and stock photos | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Freepik helps you to find free photos, ilustrations, PSD and vectors for using in websites, banners, presentations, magazines and advertising.


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OER Rubrics and Evaluation Tool

This briefly summarizes how proper utilization of this tool can deepen our understanding of resource alignment to the Common Core as well as foster a spirit ...

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Stanford announces 16 online courses for fall quarter

Stanford announces 16 online courses for fall quarter | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The university, which pioneered massive open online courses, unveils two new homegrown software platforms to host the courses.

L.A. Cicero


Fall quarter's free online courses cover a wide range of fields including computer science, mathematics, linguistics, science writing, sociology and education.


Sixteen courses and two new platforms for interactive learning will highlight Stanford's free online offerings this fall, with more to follow during winter and spring quarters.

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Linda French's comment, September 25, 2012 6:26 PM
Excellent! Keep going and stay on fire!
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Edu Infographic: Key Challenges Of Implementing eLearning In Africa - Open Learning Tank

Edu Infographic: Key Challenges Of Implementing eLearning In Africa - Open Learning Tank | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Danai Nhando

Danai is a Human Rights Lawyer turned Education Technology Advocate.She is passionate about democratizing access to quality education in Africa through open educational solutions. Danai believes that eLearning advancement does not always require large amounts of resources and she offers professional advisory services to academic institutions on how to set up low cost high impact eLearning initiatives.

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As teachers we can change lives one student at a time. As online teachers our classroom is the world. Open Learning, Open Education, OER -  all great keywords describing change and new hope in education.

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elearning hoje's curator insight, March 24, 2016 6:08 PM
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Howard Rheingold: The Peeragogy Handbook

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Edited by Howard Rhiengold, the Peeragogy Handbook is an ongoing project using open educational resources and peer collaboration to create an ever-growing crusted archive of ideas on collaborative or ''peer" learning. 

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Angela Hoistion, PMP's curator insight, January 7, 2015 8:21 PM

Interesting ideas!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 8, 2015 8:44 AM

Rheingold, H. ..una historia de Trabajo Conjunta ... Howard Rheingold: El Manual Peeragogy |scoopit travéslgaretio http: //sco.lt / ...

nicolaperry's curator insight, January 10, 2015 7:48 AM

Not keen on the title but it is a good resource.

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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | E-Learning and Online Teaching | 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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OER = Open Educational Resources.... materials you can use in your classrooms or your online courses.

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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!

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, March 30, 2016 9:16 AM

OER = Open Educational Resources.... materials you can use in your classrooms or your online courses.

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Learn More About OLI | Open Learning Initiative

Learn More About OLI | Open Learning Initiative | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is a grant-funded group at Carnegie Mellon University, offering innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Our aim is to create high-quality courses and contribute original research to improve learning and transform higher education.

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Lara N. Madden's curator insight, March 18, 2014 12:40 PM

Open access learning & teaching opportunities.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, April 23, 2014 8:20 PM

This is an extraordinary opportunity. There is no excuse for not receiving an education. If you have a SMART phone you can learn.

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▶ TEDxNYED Open Education and the Future: David Wiley

David Wiley opened the 2009 Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology with a thought provoking keynote presentation on open education. 3...
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David Wiley speaks eloquently about Open Education. Wiley is one of the sharp minds promoting this concept. HIs experience in higher education gives him perspective. He thinking gives us all a vision of education that can transform the world. 

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2014: Badges for Learning: a review of the formative role of badges in two open online courses

2014: Badges for Learning: a review of the formative role of badges in two open online courses | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Simon Cross, Open University, UK

The emergence of open online learning courses brings in to sharp relief the viability of existing forms of teacher provided formative and summative assessment. For such courses that carry no charge for participation alternative structures for engaging, motivating and sustaining study need to be sought. Badges or similar such visual public symbols that communicate to others a particular quality, achievement or affiliation possessed by the owner may have a role to play. This session will cover some potential social and psychological roles for badges and then report on the reception and use of badges in two 'massive' open online courses delivered in 2013. This will highlight the varied functions badges performed with particular attention to how they may support and guide learning in a 'formative' capacity during a course and the need for effective pedagogic design and alignment of the course badging strategy. This discussion will draw upon data from end of courses surveys that specifically asked about badges, pre-course surveys, and user comments made during the course such as on Twitter.

The start time will be 07:00 UST/GMT (duration 1 hour approx). See your equivalent local time. http://timeanddate.com/s/2hw9

To join the session please RSVP via email to:
'rsvp at transformingassessment.com' 
with subject line:
'rsvp 5 mar 2014 webinar'

You will receive an automated response with login instructions.

Please note all sessions are recorded and made public after the event.


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Openbadges - MoodleDocs

Openbadges - MoodleDocs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Moodle's Open Badges plugin. Still in alpha and planned for a Moodle 2.5 release (I think).

 

Have managed to have a play with it on a friends install and it is AWESOME.

 

See the other Scoopit entry for details on the documentation.


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Badges provide an alteranate way to demonstrate your skills.  Badges can be far more specific and desriptive than grades or tanscripts.  At the moment, they won't replace traditional credentials like diplomas and cirtificates. However badges can elaborate on your skllls and are much easier to present as artifacts of learning on an e-portfolio.  It's exciting to see Moodle doing  work in this area.


For an easy to use badge system that is ready to go (and compatible with Mozilla) consider Credly.com.

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Tim Hopper's curator insight, April 14, 2013 10:45 AM

Badges on Moodle, ok gamifying courses here wme come.

Johannes Maurek's curator insight, April 16, 2013 2:59 AM

Badgets as a new form of competence-improvement. Also availble in Moodle soon. Very interesting topic!

Monica Goddard's comment, April 22, 2013 5:36 PM
I am finishing a class Games In Learning and Assessment through UW-Stout. The class was a game, the player had to earn both quest and reward badges. It was created in Badgestack. Very cool way to learn.
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The top 10 free online courses

The top 10 free online courses | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs are always learning. Whether it’s through reading or watching a mentor work, learning how to do business better is a fundamental part of running a company.


So it’s little wonder many courses in the latest trend of free education are aimed squarely at entrepreneurs. While some may still view free, online courses with a sense of derision, the truth is these resources are quality sources of knowledge.

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100 Essential Bookmarks for Open Source Enthusiasts | Online PhD Programs

100 Essential Bookmarks for Open Source Enthusiasts | Online PhD Programs | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

When Whitney Houston sang about children being the future, that’s only because open source wasn’t really much of a thing back in 1986. But it is now, and it’s the future (sorry, kiddos), so teach it well and let it lead the way. The ongoing popularity of free learning resources, classes, certificates, and more has done more to democratize education than anything else since the advent of public schooling. By this point, anyone with Internet access can receive a world-class education on their own terms and, for the most part, at no cost. Thanks to the efforts of the following websites, more and more self-directed learners work independently or in groups to better their minds.

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Get a Liberal Arts Education for Free on the Internet

Get a Liberal Arts Education for Free on the Internet | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Just getting a job in this economy is difficult enough. Getting one with a liberal arts degree is simply masochistic. Don't spend half a decade and thousands of dollars only to join the rest of the English majors busking in a subway.
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bonkopen2012: Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success

bonkopen2012: Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Free, Open Course With Dr. Curt Bonk: The live course had ended, but please enjoy the course at your own pace!


Description: Motivating students and creating community within blended and online learning environments are crucial to academic achievement and success. This open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to improve motivation, retention, and engagement within blended and online courses.

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Russell Taylor's curator insight, January 7, 2013 5:40 AM

This course is finished but the resources are still available - some good stuff here!

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California passes groundbreaking open textbook legislation - Creative Commons

California passes groundbreaking open textbook legislation - Creative Commons | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. It's official.

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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.