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Student’s Quality perception and learning outcomes when using an open accessible eLearning-resource

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Refining the Definition of "Open" in Open Content

Refining the Definition of "Open" in Open Content | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Earlier this week I read the Wikipedia entry on open content. Suffice it to say I was somewhat disappointed by the way the editors of the page interpreted my writings defining the "open" in open co...
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How Open is Open Education? Removing barriers for all staff, students and other learners | Association for Learning Technology

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Ford Foundation to require CC BY for all grant-funded projects - Creative Commons

Ford Foundation to require CC BY for all grant-funded projects - Creative Commons | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
Today the Ford Foundation announced an open licensing policy for all of their grant-funded projects and research. The new arrangement came into effect February 1, 2015 and covers most grant-funded work, as well as the outputs of consultants. The Ford Foundation has chosen to adopt the CC BY 4.0 license as the default for these...
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Why I am Concentrating on Open TEACHING Resources

Why I am Concentrating on Open TEACHING Resources | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Note: this post was destroyed in the great database corruption of 2011. I've pulled this copy from the cached version at archive.org, where you can go if you want to see the original comments by pe...
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Leicester City Council gives permission to 84 schools to create and share OER - Creative Commons

Leicester City Council gives permission to 84 schools to create and share OER - Creative Commons | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. Leicester City Council / CC BY 4.0

Leicester City Council is the first local government authority in the United Kingdom (UK) to provide 84 community schools with blanket permission to openly license their educational resources. The council is recommending that school staff use the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to share materials created in the...
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Open Education Special Interest Group | Association for Learning Technology

The Open Education SIG (OESIG) was established in March 2012. Education has the power to transform lives but too often access is restricted. Among those excluded are those who lack the right qualifications, who cannot pay the fees or who are unable to accommodate a fixed schedule. The Open Education movement seeks to remove barriers to education by freely sharing educational resources and adopting open educational practices. Remit The remit of this SIG is to support, develop, sustain and influence policy in open education.
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Student’s Quality perception and learning outcomes when using an open accessible eLearning-resource

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Quality Assurance for OER : Current State of the Art and the TIPS Framework

Quality Assurance for OER : Current State of the Art and the TIPS Framework | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
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Open Definitions, Specificity, and Avoiding Bright Lines

Open Definitions, Specificity, and Avoiding Bright Lines | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Aaron Wolf is contributing to a nice thread in the comments under my description of the recently revised definition of the "open" in "open content". I've revised my ShareAlike example to distribute...
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Why Open Source Misses the Point of Free Software - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation

Why Open Source Misses the Point of Free Software - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
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Goodbye textbooks, hello free online resources

Goodbye textbooks, hello free online resources | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Schools are embracing 'open educational resources’ — entire lessons and yearlong curricula developed by educators and researchers and aligned to Common Core standards. The move has the potential to upend the $8 billion textbook industry.
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The Review Project

Led by John Hilton III This review provides a summary of all known empirical research on the impacts of OER adoption (including our own). The version originally published here in February 2015 was abstracted from of an article submitted for publication in […]
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The Commons

The Commons | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
After years of working with, and for, Creative Commons this spring I had an epiphany. Creative Commons is not just about making things "open" its about building a "commons". What, you say? Thats so...
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Ubiquity Press

Ubiquity Press | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Ubiquity Press is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals, books and data. We operate a highly cost-efficient model that makes quality open access publishing affordable for everyone.

We also make our platform available to the Ubiquity Partner Network, providing the infrastructure and services to enable university and society presses to run sustainably and successfully.
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The Deeper Ethics of Education and Open: Generosity, Care, and Relationships

The Deeper Ethics of Education and Open: Generosity, Care, and Relationships | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
Humans are fundamentally social. There are a number of ways we might attempt to prove this claim. We might argue that the highest compliment someone can be paid is to be called a "true friend." We ...
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National OER Framework

National OER Framework | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a volatile mix of religion, ancient civilizations, political turmoil, wealth and poverty, beauty, extremism, and violence. Can Open Educational Res...
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Significant Milestone: First national study of OER adoption -

Significant Milestone: First national study of OER adoption - | FutureTech for Learning | Scoop.it
For years we have heard anecdotes and case studies about OER adoption based on one (or a handful) of institutions. There are many items we think we know, but we have lacked hard data on the adoption process to back up … Continue reading →
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