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Open Educational Resources FAQ

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Want to know which Creative Commons licence to use? Wondering how to cite and attribute OER? As part of COL’s Community of Practice platform, this new OER FAQ forum hopes to help answer questions about the many facets of OER. The forum covers over 100 FAQs on everything from the basics of Creative Commons licences to OER quality, OER policy and developing OER. As a community of practice, you will be invited to share and contribute your ideas on OER. This Community of Practice is a part of the OER for Skills Development project of COL, supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
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CETIS Design - YouTube

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Our Vision: To strategically prepare, motivate, and empower faculty and administrators to create and deliver innovative and student-centered learnin
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What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)? | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative | Achieving the Dream

Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative | Achieving the Dream | Online Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
The Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative seeks to boost college access and completion, particularly for underserved students, by engaging faculty in the redesign of courses and degree programs through the replacement of proprietary textbooks with open educational resources. Over the next three years, the Open Educational Resources Degree Initiative will lay the groundwork for nationwide adoption of OER Degrees. Recognizing the growing expertise and interest in developing OER degrees beyond US borders, the Open Educational Resources Degree Initiative invited two-year public higher education institutions and systems in the U.S. and Canada to apply for three-year grants to support the creation of new OER Degree programs.​ The short term goal is to reduce costs for students and accelerate their progress through college, but an important secondary impact is to change the culture of institutions so that they create systems and structures for better connecting curriculum and pedagogy to updated student learning outcomes. The work of selected colleges and state systems will be supported by a robust technical assistance component that will help faculty and staff re-design courses using open educational resources; opportunities to engage in a community of practice with OER experts, peers, and other resources; and research and evaluation aimed at establishing the impact of open educational resources degrees on institutions and students. The initiative provides a unique support system for colleges and faculty as they adopt a pathways approach to improving teaching and learning and seek to align curriculum and pedagogy with updated student learning outcomes. Achieving the Dream will oversee and manage the initiative, working in partnership with several national partner organizations and a growing consortium of funders. Partners include Lumen Learning, the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER), and SRI International. Project Update The initiative—which involves 38 community colleges in 13 states —is designed to help remove financial roadblocks that can derail students’ progress and to spur other changes in teaching and learning and course design that will increase the likelihood of degree and certificate completion.Colleges and systems were selected through a competitive grant process based on their ability and capacity to implement OER degree programs, offer the full complement of degree courses quickly, or quickly scale the number of sections offered. State Institutions AZ (1) Pima Community College CA (2) Santa Ana College West Hills College Lemoore CT (1) Housatonic Community College FL (2) Broward College Florida State College at Jacksonville MA (1) Bunker Hill Community College MD (1) Montgomery College Foundation MI (1) Bay College MN (3) Distance Minnesota Consortium (Alexandria Technical and Community College, Northland Community and Technical College, Northwest Tech) NY (9) CUNY Consortium (Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Hostos Community College) SUNY Consortium (Clinton Community College, Herkimer Community College, Mohawk Valley Community College, Monroe Community College, Tompkins Cortland Community College) NC (1) Forsyth Technical Community College TX (8) Odessa College Texas Consortium: Alamo Colleges (Northeast Lakeview College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, San Antonio College, St. Philip’s College), Austin Community College, San Jacinto Community College, El Paso Community College VA (6) Virginia Community College Consortium (Central Virginia Community College, Germanna Community College, Lord Fairfax Community College, Mountain Empire Community College, Northern Virginia Community College, Tidewater Community College) WA (2) Lake Washington Institute of Technology Pierce College Open Educational Resources and Open Educational Resources Degrees Defined Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge. For the purposes of this initiative, Open Educational Resources Degrees are one-year or two-year postsecondary programs which are offered to students using openly licensed resources in place of proprietary textbooks. General Information Read the full press release here. View the OER Degree initiative FAQs. Lumen Learning has a new site specifically dedicated to OER Degrees. It includes links to Tidewater Community College and Northern Virginia Community Colleges' OER Degree programs, research on OER, and OER course availability about specific OER degrees. http://oerdegrees.org/ Download a copy of the March 10 webinar slides. Watch the March 10 webinar which reviewed expectations of participating institutions (or click on the below video). Achieving the Dream contact for questions or general support, please email: oer@achievingthedream.org
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LibGuides: Open Educational Resources: The Project

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A guide for faculty to locate quality open content for their courses.
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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Explore this resource site—a collection of all EDUCAUSE resources related to open educational resources (OER) in higher education.
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Plagiarism Tutorial and Tests: How to Navigate -- School of Education, Indiana University Bloomington

In our experience with writers over the years, we have observed two prevalent kinds of plagiarism: word-for-word and paraphrasing.

You need to be able to identify these kinds of plagiarism in order to avoid them. You also need to be able to discern when plagiarism does not occur.

This is the main focus of this tutorial. When provided with original source material and a sample of student writing, you should be able to correctly identify whether the student version is word-for-word plagiarism, paraphrasing plagiarism, or not plagiarism.
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How to Recognize Plagiarism: Welcome: School of Education, Indiana University Bloomington

In our experience with writers over the years, we have observed two prevalent kinds of plagiarism: word-for-word and paraphrasing.

You need to be able to identify these kinds of plagiarism in order to avoid them. You also need to be able to discern when plagiarism does not occur.

This is the main focus of this tutorial. When provided with original source material and a sample of student writing, you should be able to correctly identify whether the student version is word-for-word plagiarism, paraphrasing plagiarism, or not plagiarism.
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OER revolution in higher ed

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Open educational resources have grown over the last few years from one-off oddities in single courses to the basis of entire degree programs. Cutting out textbook costs for students tops the list of reasons administrators encourage faculty to develop and adopt these free—or very inexpensive—resources, also known as OER.
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Long Road Ahead for Digital Literacy in Higher Ed -- Campus Technology

Long Road Ahead for Digital Literacy in Higher Ed -- Campus Technology | Online Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
A new report on digital literacy from the New Media Consortium examines the current landscape of digital literacy initiatives, revealing a need for consensus on definitions and best practices in higher education.
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Recent Findings from the OER Research Fellows

Presentation given at #OpenEd2016 (Open Education Conference)
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Open Educational Resources | UMass Amherst Libraries

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Redefining Open: MOOCs and Online Courseware in the Age of Creative Commons and Wikipedia | Research | Intelligent Television

Redefining Open: MOOCs and Online Courseware in the Age of Creative Commons and Wikipedia | Research | Intelligent Television | Online Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

There is no doubt now that the video production community with new stakes in education is growing, as is the educational community with new stakes in video production.  Books will forever be important, and in-class, in-person instruction will forever be as essential to effective teaching as it is to parenting, but video has become the dominant communications medium of many of our lives, and screens – computer screens, cell phone screens, and tablets – the new, dominant form of information transmission.  
MOOCs and Open Educational Resources: A Handbook for Educators is being made available for university faculty, educators, and educational producers involved in producing online courses.  The guide is a step-by-step manual to how to produce and distribute educational video content under the freest of licenses, with an emphasis on Creative Commons.  It is hoped that some utility may be found in its pages by all kinds of readers, whether one is a staff videographer or a chaired senior faculty member or a freelance video editor, or in any position around and in between.

The structure of the Handbook follows the key stages of video course production, with analysis and support at its core dedicated to methods of keeping video content free through all the stages of course pre-production, production, post-production, and distribution.  The Handbook also provides some notes on the history of online course production and Open Courseware (OCW) and some thoughts about the future of educational video.

The Handbook situates educational video production in the context of more than 100 years of moving-image work at universities and beyond.  Indeed, the booklet draws on work of educational producers from the early 1900s – works such as Charles Urban, The Cinematograph in Science, Education, and Matters of State and the 1920s journal Visual Education.1

The impulse to share knowledge in a free environment also is not new.  In many ways MOOCs and Open Courseware and Wikipedia and Creative Commons and Google/YouTube are all part of the same project – envisioned by visionaries such as Richard Stallman, media producers behind the start of public broadcasting here and abroad, much earlier, even, by publishers active centuries ago in the Enlightenment, and even earlier, in ancient Alexandria under the Ptolemaic kings.  The vision?  A giant rich resource: a gigantic global encyclopedia, or Encyclopédie, or library or museum, contributing to universal access to human knowledge.2 With the Internet upon us now, we can help realize it.



1 Charles Urban, The Cinematograph in Science, Education, and Matters of State (London: The Charles Urban Trading Company, 1907), online at: http://www.charlesurban.com/documents_cinematograph.html and the journal Visual Education (Chicago: Society for Visual Education, 1920-1924).  

2 Peter B. Kaufman, The New Enlightenment: The Promise of Film and Video in the Digital Age (New York: Seven Stories Press, forthcoming); “The Encyclopedia of Diderot and d’Alembert,” online in translation at: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/did/; and Stephen Greenblatt, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (New York: W.W. Norton, 2011).
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Open Education and OERs: Moving Beyond the Jargon - Graduate Center Library Blog

Open Education and OERs: Moving Beyond the Jargon - Graduate Center Library Blog | Online Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

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The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (www.irrodl.org) is a refereed e-journal that aims to advance research, theory and best practice in open and distance education research.
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