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A Better Way to Find the Right OER - Campus Technology

A Better Way to Find the Right OER - Campus Technology | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
By tapping into a free Web service that turns learning objectives into search terms, a DeVry professor is helping instructors identify the best open educational resources for their courses.

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Reaching Out with OER: The New Role of Public-Facing Open Scholar

Reaching Out with OER: The New Role of Public-Facing Open Scholar | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

"Open educational resources (OER) and, more recently, open educational practices (OEP) have been widely promoted as a means of increasing openness in higher education (HE). Thus far, such openness has been limited by OER provision typically being supplier-driven and contained within the boundaries of HE.  Seeking to explore ways in which OEP might become more needs-led we conceptualised a new ‘public-facing open scholar’ role involving academics working with online communities to source and develop OER to meet their needs."

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Joanna Wild - OER Engagement Study: Promoting OER reuse among academics - SCORE - The Open University

Joanna Wild - OER Engagement Study: Promoting OER reuse among academics - SCORE - The Open University | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
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Sarah Morehouse: Explanation of the Creative Commons for Open Educational Resources

An explanation of the Creative Commons for faculty who create Open Educational Resources.

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Tony Bates: OER and social inclusion: review of special edition of ‘Distance Education’

Tony Bates: OER and social inclusion: review of special edition of ‘Distance Education’ | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

Distance Education, the journal of the Australian Open and Distance Learning Association (ODLAA), has just published a special edition on OER and social inclusion. It is edited by Grainne Conole, of the University of Leicester.

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New MOOC: Openness in Education by Rory McGreal and George Siemens

This 12 week course, starting September 10, 2012 will explore openness in education - its roots, its growing influence, and economic and systemic impact.

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Ebba Ossiannilsson: Certified OER Practitioner

Ebba Ossiannilsson: Certified OER Practitioner | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it

Together with Rolf Reinhardt and Andreas Link and an international committee I have developed the Certified OER Practitioners course, OER - Services which we are now piloting. The version is currently revised and later published on the wikieducator.

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