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Free Textbooks Spell Disruption for College Publishers

Free Textbooks Spell Disruption for College Publishers | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it

In their lawsuit, filed in March, publishers Cengage Learning, Pearson Education, and MacMillan Higher Education accused Boundless of copyright infringement, false advertising, and unfair competition. Diaz denies all the charges. He says his company uses only public information and doesn't actually make or sell textbooks. "We don't look at ourselves as an e-book or an online textbook or even textbook 2.0," he says. "We see it as how do you create the next-generation content platform, which is much more than a textbook."


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How Badges Really Work in Higher Education

How Badges Really Work in Higher Education | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it
Digital badge initiatives at colleges and universities across the country are challenging assumptions about learning and assessment.

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In 2011, as the University of California, Davis added a new major in sustainable agriculture and food systems, it sought to create a curriculum that would help students develop competencies for addressing the environmental, social, and economic challenges involving agriculture.

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In 2011, as the University of California, Davis added a new major in sustainable agriculture and food systems, it sought to create a curriculum that would help students develop competencies for addressing the environmental, social, and economic challenges involving agriculture.

Because much of the work takes place outside the classroom, administrators wanted students to create their own portfolios where they could demonstrate all types of learning and activities. "This seemed to match well with digital badges," says Joanna Normoyle, internship coordinator and undergraduate adviser for UC-Davis' Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI). "We want to help students organize their thinking about their different learning experiences and tell their story. It seemed to us that badges could help take something that is highly abstract and concretize it."

The new major was selected as one of 30 winners of a MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition grant. That funding is supporting development of a digital portfolio that helps students build badges they can display on LinkedIn, Facebook, and to future employers. ASI initially worked with some third-party software developers but is now transitioning the badge system in-house. After 18 months of development work, the system is set to launch this fall.

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How to Find Creative Commons Licensed Material on Media Sharing Sites - Faculty eCommons

How to Find Creative Commons Licensed Material on Media Sharing Sites - Faculty eCommons | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it

This is the second of a three-part series on finding OER. Last week, we showed you how to use Google Advanced Search to find openly licensed content. This week, we’ll show you how to search for specific OER media like videos and images using a site’s CC search filter. 


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UNESCO IITE | Publications |
Learning Analytics

UNESCO IITE | Publications | <br/>	Learning Analytics | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it
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UNESCO Policy Brief on Learning Analytics just posted

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Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business

Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it

You know this freaky land of free as the Web. A decade and a half into the great online experiment, the last debates over free versus pay online are ending. In 2007 The New York Times went free; this year, so will much of The Wall Street Journal. (The remaining fee-based parts, new owner Rupert Murdoch announced, will be "really special ... and, sorry to tell you, probably more expensive." This calls to mind one version of Stewart Brand's original aphorism from 1984: "Information wants to be free. Information also wants to be expensive ... That tension will not go away.")

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"Introduction to Openness in Education" course from David Wiley is now available: Jan 7 to Apr 16,2013

"Introduction to Openness in Education" course from David Wiley is now available: Jan 7 to Apr 16,2013 | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it

"Introduction to Openness in Education provides a broad overview of the ways in which openness impacts many areas of education – curriculum, instruction, learning, policy, technology, research, and finance."


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Michael Boezi - The Open Argument: Dissing the Non-Commercial Clause

"There are a lot of folks who seek to get rid of the Non-Commercial clause in CC licenses, stating that they are not open. See for example, “The case against -NC.”


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Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today?

Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today? | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, December 2, 2012 9:00 AM
You're most welcome LuAnne! Glad you find them useful; I do as well :-)
Nancy Jones's comment, February 10, 2013 9:02 AM
This is a gold mine of info. Thanks
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7 reasons visual storytelling is one of 2012′s breakout trends

7 reasons visual storytelling is one of 2012′s breakout trends | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it
The rise of visualizations You've seen infographics on websites, embedded SlideShare present...

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Rory McGreal: Copyright is NOT intellectual property

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Rory McGreal reply to Roger Powley: Open access and the gravy train

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The Landing: NON-COMMERCIAL RESTRICTION ON CREATIVE COMMONS (CC-NC)

Interesting Rory McGreal & Stephen Downes Discussion (/debate) on

the 'Non-Commercial' restriction on Creative Commons (CC-NC)

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JiT2U's Channel on YouTube

JiT2U's Channel on YouTube | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it

View and download all JiT2U animated videos on various Web 2.0 tools produced by Prof. Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.


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Web 2.0 Survey & Polling Tools: A Quick Guide

Web 2.0 survey and polling tools.by ProfDrAmin in How-To Guides/Manuals, web 2.0, and ukm...

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The past tense of open badges

The past tense of open badges | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it
Some commentators are heralding open badges as the nemesis of the college degree. I don't quite see it that way. It is true they are uneasy bedfellows. As Mark Smithers observes... "It's interestin...

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PhD Talk: Why Blogging is for Every Single Academic

PhD Talk: Why Blogging is for Every Single Academic | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it

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OLDS MOOC: Why release your content as OER?


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An Exploration of Open Licenses and Financial Remuneration

An Exploration of Open Licenses and Financial Remuneration | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it

Paul Stacey's discussion of open licences. "October was an action packed month with the Creative Commons Canada Salon, Open Education Conference, and BCcampus OER Forum. Some personal highlights: The BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Innova...

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Paul Stacey: An Exploration of Open Licenses and Financial Remuneration

Paul Stacey: An Exploration of Open Licenses and Financial Remuneration | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it

"I’ve only just begun to explore the possibilities. The range of business models and opportunities is vast and varied."


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Stephen Downes: Free and Not Free

Stephen Downes: Free and Not Free | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it

"I would simply urge UNESCO to respect the wishes of those people who are not commercial publishers or multi-million-dollar educational institutions, to recognize the intent of people creating NC-licensed resources to ensure they can be accessed for free, and to recognize resources licensed with a NC clause as OERs with equal standing."


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List of Authoring Tools: Part 3

List of Authoring Tools: Part 3 | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it
At the List of Authoring Tools: Part 3 you will find 37 Authoring Tools for the creation and development of online courses. Total number of Authoring Tools 127!

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The Truth About Multitasking: How Your Brain Processes Information

The Truth About Multitasking: How Your Brain Processes Information | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it
Think you're making the most of your time by writing e-mails as you talk on the phone? Cognitive scientist David Meyer unmasks the illusion behind the...

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Rory McGreal Response to Prof. Pettigrew McLeans' article on BC Campus Open Texts announcement

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Rory McGreal on The Landing: Response to UA article: Students prefer good lectures over the latest technology in class

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4.0/Disclaimer of warranties and related issues - CC Wiki

4.0/Disclaimer of warranties and related issues - CC Wiki | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools: A Quick Guide

A quick guide on selected Web 2.0 collaboration tools by ProfDrAmin in How-To Guides/Manuals, web 2.0, and ukm...

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