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How To Find The Best Open Course Materials - Edudemic

How To Find The Best Open Course Materials - Edudemic | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it
If you're looking for the fastest way to find the best open course materials, you're in luck. This is a handy resource designed to save you time.
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Steve Kolowich: Pearson unveils OER search engine

Steve Kolowich: Pearson unveils OER search engine | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it

"The education and media company today wil unveil Project Blue Sky, a search  engine to help instructors locate free materials from popular OER repositories."

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Still worth reading: Fitzgerald, Brian F. (ed.): Open Content Licensing. Cultivating the Creative Commons (2007)

"Open Content Licensing: Cultivating the Creative Commons brings together papers from some of the most prominent thinkers of our time on the internet, law and the importance of open content licensing in the digital age."

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Stephen Downes - Let's forestall this before the floodgates open:

Stephen Downes - Let's forestall this before the floodgates open: | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it

"> xxx institution has been successfully offering hundreds of no charge MOOC courses for years

'No charge' isn't the same as 'open'. Can the contents of these courses be viewed without registration? Can people just 'drop in' to the online synchronous sessions? Did the courses incorporate content from a distributed network of blogs, social media, and other media? Were students able to select their own learning materials, manage the curriculum directly, and determine for themselves what constitutes success?"

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40,000+ free Open Education Resources at OER Commons

40,000+ free Open Education Resources at OER Commons | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it
Open Education Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials freely available online for everyone to use, whether you are an instructor, student, or self-learner.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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UKOER - OER Tech book: Technology for open educational resources - Into the wild

Reflections on three years of the UK OER Programmes.

Edited by Amber Thomas, Lorna M. Campbell, Phil Barker and Martin Hawksey.

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Pa.'s public universities open doors to prior learning credits

Pa.'s public universities open doors to prior learning credits | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it

The system already does prior learning assessment, but plans to expand through a new partnership with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). System officials expect students will seek and receive credits for learning on the job, from technical training programs, in the military or from other sources, including massive open online courses (MOOCs), according to John Cavanaugh, the system’s chancellor.


Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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The OER Policy Registry Needs Your Help - Creative Commons

The OER Policy Registry Needs Your Help - Creative Commons | 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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Chief Academic Officers and Faculty Survey Finds Use of Open Educational Resources Remains Consistent but Low

Chief Academic Officers and Faculty Survey Finds Use of Open Educational Resources Remains Consistent but Low | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it

New report from Babson Survey Research Group Hewlett Foundation and Pearson cites key barriers to widespread adoption of OER material in higher education.

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At Educause, a discussion about OER | Inside Higher Ed

At Educause, a discussion about OER | Inside Higher Ed | OER in Postsecondary | Scoop.it

 If 'open' only meant 'free' they would be called MFOCs.


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