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Solvonauts : New Open Search Engine

"The search engine only indexes content with either a public domain and / or Creative Commons license, and as such everything within it is available for reuse without any major need for copyright clearance or checking. 

As well as being a search engine we have :


A Moodle Repository plugin to allow you to add OERs directly into Moodle - https://github.com/solvonauts/moodle-repository-plugin
A WordPress plugin to allow you to show OER on your WordPress blog - https://github.com/solvonauts/wordpress-widget
A Chrome plugin which allows you to check for OER on a website (such as the results returned by a Google search)
https://github.com/solvonauts/chrome-metadata-plugin

The entire repository ( https://github.com/solvonauts/solvonauts ), harvesting code (https://github.com/solvonauts/solvonauts-harvesting-code) and all data (https://github.com/solvonauts/opendata)  is available on github

All of this is open source. The goal is hopefully to allow people from all over the world (the code is internationalised) to create their own repositories and curate their own open content. The code also has a modularised structure and so can be extended relatively quickly to allow for different tools, new APIs and new features. Hopefully with some more time the site could become almost WordPress like with the ease of usage and so on, so forth.

We've tried to create a topology around the repository, focusing on promoting and encouraging reuse and repurposing. Tied into the repository is a series of APIs and tools which would allow (OAI style) for a series of repositories to talk to each other and share resources to harvest. We've also a second Moodle plugin (https://github.com/solvonauts/moodle-url-reporting-plugin) which allows the repository to visit your Moodle (should you so wish) and see if you've used any resources that we have information on. In doing so, an idea of how popular a resource is (sort of paradata) could be. Paradata could be used to influence search results, or could be displayed as per metadata.

In terms of where we can harvest / index, at present the harvesting code supports RSS (all types), ATOM, OAI (DC), FlickR API, Tumblr API, Youtube API and the Slideshare API. OER publishing seems to have moved to a publish almost everywhere (which I think is a good thing) but it makes indexing these resources properly hard.
 

Lots more to discuss and we've set up a community site as well to help handle this http://solvonauts.org/community/


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Ava Chen's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:21 AM

A new open search engine tool. It also offers sevearl plugin options to users in different platform. Give it a try to see what are the results come out ;-) 

Becky Mowat's comment, December 5, 2013 4:41 AM
This will streamline content curation!" What a major timesaver for content writers and curators!
Becky Mowat's curator insight, December 5, 2013 4:47 AM

What a timesaver for e-educators, content writers and curators!

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Google Wants To Power The Online Learning Revolution With MOOC.org

Google Wants To Power The Online Learning Revolution With MOOC.org | It's all about eLearning! | Scoop.it

Google and edX will build out and operate MOOC.org, which will come online early next year. The site aims to be to online courses more or less what WordPress is to publishing: A free, open-source way for universities, institutions, businesses, and individuals to build and host courses in the cloud on any topic and in any format for a global audience.


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5 Easy-to-Use Animation Tools for Beginners | Mashable

5 Easy-to-Use Animation Tools for Beginners  |  Mashable | It's all about eLearning! | Scoop.it
Looking to create a cool animation? Check out these five easy-to-use tools for making your own animated logos, title sequences and personalized cartoons.

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It is not very difficult to create animations anymore for educational purposes. Indeed, it is entertainning. However, the workload for instructors (if in case the instructor is responsible from production) remains above the average.

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Sirenetta Leoni's curator insight, May 21, 2013 8:32 AM

Okay, so you know how all the articles you read nowadays on how to market yorself as an actor advise you to self-produce your own projects? And how most voice actors say, "I get how on-camera and stage actors can self-produce an internet show or a play, but how the heck can I do that?" Here's how...

 

Yes, the animation is crude, BUT probably on par with some of the cartoons you watched as a kid. Some talented, creative people out there are figuring out innovative way to use these tools, create online cartoons, generate a lot of online buzz, and end up with offers to create more content. Why shouldn't you be among them? Yes, you have to have some serious talent and acting chops to pull this off to make it work, because bad animation + bad writing+ bad voice acting will yield you nothing. But we know plenty of talented, clever people who are just sitting around waiting for their agents to send them auditions. Most of these tools are inexpensive, some are free. If it costs you nothing to try, why don't you? 

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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics | It's all about eLearning! | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2013 4:43 PM

I had a similar conversation yesterday and as I prepare my lit review this thinking has emerged. It is less about content and more about skills, attitudes, habits, practices, etc. in learning.

Priscilla Der's curator insight, April 6, 7:12 PM

This article is a reminder that as we are curating content as teachers so are students. Rather then memorizing or reciting textbook facts, students should be able to steer and set their own learning goals (this is where PBL) comes into mind. 

Education Creations's curator insight, May 11, 9:00 PM

How to turn students into curators.

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Easel.ly Makes Infographics Easy and Beautiful - 10,000 Words

Easel.ly Makes Infographics Easy and Beautiful - 10,000 Words | It's all about eLearning! | Scoop.it
Easel.ly Makes Infographics Easy and Beautiful

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, February 1, 2013 11:24 AM

There’s no doubt that one of the biggest storytelling forms to emerge within the last few years — especially online — is the infographic. Everywhere you turn, outlets are taking advantage of the highly visual, very sharable medium to give readers easily digestible pieces of data. And, from high tech studies to psychology research, it’s obvious that infographics not only enhance data content for readers but also show no signs of slowing down.

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Free tools for teachers: Kodu - Partners in Learning Network

Free tools for teachers: Kodu - Partners in Learning Network | It's all about eLearning! | Scoop.it
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iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Bloom’s Taxonomy Bloomin’ Pinwheel

iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Bloom’s Taxonomy Bloomin’ Pinwheel | It's all about eLearning! | Scoop.it

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, January 2, 2013 4:54 AM

Great tools linked to Bloom's

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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | It's all about eLearning! | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.

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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

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Twitter in learning and teaching – literature review : Webducate - innovative e-learning solutions

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New technologies for e-learning in 2012 (and a little beyond)

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Instructional designers, what can you learn from Apple's product design philosophy?

Instructional designers, what can you learn from Apple's product design philosophy? | It's all about eLearning! | Scoop.it
One of the biggest reasons they're such a big part of education might be Apple product design. They're simple yet powerful enough to be used in an array of classrooms.

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10 Awesome Infographics about eLearning

10 Awesome Infographics about eLearning | It's all about eLearning! | Scoop.it
What is eLearning? What it takes to create effective eLearning?

 

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Gust MEES

 

Check out also my curation with other Infographics:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Infographic

 

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Check out:

http://elearningindustry.com/subjects/general/item/374-10-awesome-infographics-about-elearning

 


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Rich Beaudrie's curator insight, December 12, 2012 6:20 AM

Can gen ed teachers streamline this process? Rapid Development?

Fabio Ballor's curator insight, December 28, 2012 1:29 PM

200 ore lavoro uomo per ogni ora di formazione elaraning!!! In quale pianeta?

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Stephen Downes - OERs are not just about 'free' materials

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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, September 6, 2013 2:22 AM

Stephen Downes reminds us that OERs are about more than just reducing costs in education. Producing and sharing teaching and learning materials is central to what teachers do. (You can't argue with that!)

 

This video is the 'signpost' starting point for a micro Online Open Course (mOOC) on open content licensing for educators (OCL4Ed) - started on Wednesday of this week and ending on 18 Sept.

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EU: Wednesday 25 September: The Commission presents Opening up Education, an initiative to promote innovative teaching and learning through new technologies and open educational resources 4

EU: Wednesday 25 September: The Commission presents Opening up Education, an initiative to promote innovative teaching and learning through new technologies and open educational resources 4 | It's all about eLearning! | Scoop.it

The European Commission will publish a Communication on Opening up Education which aims to stimulate high-quality, innovative ways of learning and teaching through digital technologies and content. By making learning environments more open and delivering quality education more efficiently, the EU will create a better skilled workforce which will boost jobs, competitiveness and growth.

Opening up Education proposes measures at EU and national levels, including helping learning institutions, teachers and students of all ages to acquire digital skills and new learning methods. The initiative also seeks to support the development and availability of open educational resources.


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Quality assurance in a changing higher education world - University World News

The first annual meeting of the US Council for Higher Education Accreditation’s International Quality Group was held last week, with a focus on the open education movement, growth of online, competency-based education and learning outside the traditional university – major higher education trends worldwide.
The gathering explored issues in international higher education and their implications for quality assurance, academic corruption, ‘open badges’ and new ways of validating learning achievement, the open education movement including MOOCs, quality assurance in Central and Eastern Europe, and whether higher education is addressing economic and employment challenges.


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10 TED Talks Perfect For the eLearning Industry

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Does eLearning kill creativity? Bring on the eLearning revolution! What do you believe about open-source learning? What eLearning developers can learn from kids? Would you teach at the 100000 student classroom?

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23 Microsoft Free Teaching Tools for Educators

23 Microsoft Free Teaching Tools for Educators | It's all about eLearning! | Scoop.it
Are you interested in a list of 23 free teaching tools that you can use on your classroom?
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Free tools for teachers: Kinect for Windows SDK - Partners in Learning Network

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15 Must-Have Web Apps for Students

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elearningeuropa.info | eLearning

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eLearning Papers no 32

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Building an inclusive definition of e-learning: An approach to the conceptual framework | Sangrà | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

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Online education: A review of the literature « Cathy Anderson

Chapman, B. F., & Henderson, R. G. (2010). E-LEARNING QUALITY ASSURANCE: A PERSPECTIVE OF BUSINESS TEACHER EDUCATORS AND DISTANCE LEARNING COORDINATORS. Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 52(1), 16-31. Chao, I.

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Harvey Mellar's curator insight, January 12, 2013 4:21 AM

A useful list of literature with many related to quality. Look out though all those references from Proquest have the surnames and forenames reversed! Some problem with the Proquest cite function - you need to go back to the Proquest entry to get the correct names.

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EDUCAUSE 2013 Proposals, New EDUCAUSE Review Editors, E-Content Pilot

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How Can Infographics Produce Better E-Learning Courses? » The Rapid eLearning Blog | E-Learning to go!

How Can Infographics Produce Better E-Learning Courses? » The Rapid eLearning Blog | E-Learning to go! | It's all about eLearning! | Scoop.it
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