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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.
The Floe Inclusive Learning Design Handbook is a free Open Educational Resource (OER) designed to assist teachers, content creators, Web developers, and others in creating adaptable and personalizable educational resources that can accommodate a diversity of learning styles and individual needs.
With developments in open assessment, open educational resources, open badges etc gathering pace, how to support consistent marking of evidence submitted for open assessment requires consideration. Rubrics can help to set out the learning outcomes and measurements for assessing work, and allow multiple assessors and / or assessors who do not know the person submitting evidence, to judge the work against. This article pulls together links to some example assessment rubrics and resources for creating your own rubrics.
The ACTOER Project wiki
Accessibility Challenges and Techniques for Open Educational Resources
This wiki will host the activities of the ACTOER Project to investigate and improve accessibility support in Open Educational Resources.
This wiki is work-in-progress to continually capture the findings of the project team as we challenge typical OERs with a focus on accessibility. We will investigate OERs in situ where possible with a range of learners.
The OER project, created by the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), with funding from the NGLC, is called the “Blended Learning Toolkit,” which seeks to provide higher education institutions and instructors with a guide for developing and managing blended and online learning programs.
Yet, while the Blended Learning Toolkit may have been developed by university experts for higher education, it also serves as a valuable resource for school districts and teachers interested in implementing blended and online learning programs in K-12 education.
I should state before I even get started on this post, that I am a big advocate of openness; I have managed a JISC-funded project on OER and am currently researching aspects of the 'movement'. However, this is the first post in a series that I'm calling 'Sceptic Week' (a few posts that will critically reflect upon and question movements that I fully support). So, without further ado, this post will question two common tenets: mainstreaming and sustaining...
Open Educational Resources (OER) offer opportunities for increasing equity and access to high-quality K–12 education. Many state education agencies now have offices devoted to identifying and using OERs and other digital resources in their states.
By Stephen Noonoo
Summary by SmartBrief on EdTech
"The online Khan Academy has amassed about 3,000 instructional videos and drawn 130 million views since its launch. In this interview, the Khan Academy's Matt Wahl discusses the company's newly released iPad application and the future of the flipped instructional model. He also talks about the way in which the academy collects data from its users and shares that data with classroom teachers"
Each of these textbooks is now available under a CC-BY license, and the authors are receiving a $20,000 award for each accepted textbook.
By Steve Kolowich in Inside Higher Ed
Summary in Carnegie Perspectives
"In a turn that shocked many in the higher ed tech world, the e-learning giant Blackboard on Monday announced that it has acquired two companies that provide support to Moodle, the leading open-source alternative to Blackboard’s proprietary online learning platform. As part of a raft of announcements, the company said it has bought Moodlerooms, a major open-source support provider in North America, and NetSpot, which serves a similar role for Moodle users in Australia."
Stanford doesn't want me. I can say that because it's a documented fact: I was once denied admission in writing.
Last fall, the university in the heart of Silicon Valley did something it had never done before: It opened up three classes, including CS221, to anyone with a web connection. Lectures and assignments—the same ones administered in the regular on-campus class—would be posted and auto-graded online each week. Midterms and finals would have strict deadlines. Stanford wouldn’t issue course credit to the non-matriculated students. But at the end of the term, students who completed a course would be awarded an official Statement of Accomplishment.
Tools to Help 21st Century Students Achieve Their Postsecondary Education Goals
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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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Course Hero's latest infographic takes a look at how the Internet became one of the best places to get an education.
This Blended Learning Toolkit is a free, open resource for educational institutions interested in developing or expanding their blended learning initiatives.
Academic Earth offers free access to video courses and academic lectures from leading colleges and universities.
Udemy is a website that enables anyone to teach and learn online. Udemy tries to democratize online education by making it fast, easy and free to create online courses. Ninety percent of the courses offered are free to take. Check out the variety of courses at their website.
CAMBRIDGE, MA, February 29, 2012 – MIT OpenCourseWare and textbook publisher Flat World Knowledge have teamed up to provide free, high-quality textbooks to learners accessing OCW’s innovative OCW Scholar courses. This is among the first collaborations between an OpenCourseWare publisher and an open textbook publisher and highlights the growing opportunity for open education efforts to reinforce one another in creating rich learning experiences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Anant Agarwal has been named director of a new unit of MIT created to advance the school’s online-learning initiative. Agarwal will soon step down as director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory to devote himself more fully to the online learning unit with the working title Open Learning Enterprise. He will continue to lead CSAIL until a successor is identified by Ian Waitz, dean of the school of engineering.
"The development of the capabilities needed to make MITx a reality will require substantial ongoing effort," MIT Provost L. Rafael Reif said. "Professor Agarwal's initial goals are the rapid organization of the enterprise, the rapid development of a technology platform for online courses and the development of high-quality MITx subjects.
What Blackboard has done is position itself to grow its list of services and extend the shelf life for its current LMS customers (especially the ones that were slowly edging their way towards another LMS) while shoring up its client base and reach.
In order for educators to teach kids, they need something to teach. Exactly what it is that educators should teach has often been discussed and continues to be the focus of ongoing discussions for ...
"A decade into the new century we have a new way to deliver content. The internet not only delivers text, but allows it to be manipulated, transformed, evaluated, analyzed, merged with video and audio, created, and published. This goes way beyond that which could be accomplished by the printed textbook."
About openeducationweek's channel
Open Education Week is a global, community event that seeks to raise awareness about the benefits of free and open sharing in education, especially Open Educational Resources (OER).
Imagine the day when students, because of the very nature of how they were taught, expect to and actually do verify the information they find online, work to produce content that adds to the body of knowledge.