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Open Educational Ideas – a New Approach for Open Education

Open Educational Ideas – a New Approach for Open Education | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

"Open Educational Ideas (OEI) are a new concept addressing motivational barriers to OER (re-)use. OEI aims at creating  early stage collaborations for Open Education. Bringing people together to develop Open Educational Resources (OER) is the simple idea of the concept – creating “emotional ownership” is the main approach to engage and encourage educators."


Via Dimitar Poposki
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Addressing the reluctance to use OERs.

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, February 7, 2014 10:49 AM

...if this continues, we will soon need an oer glossary :-))

Robert Farrow's curator insight, February 8, 2014 3:23 AM

I'm not sure I fully understand the difference between an Open Educational Idea and 'an idea'...

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Pedagogy, Technology, and the Example of Open Educational Resources

Pedagogy, Technology, and the Example of Open Educational Resources | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
When no meaningful relationship exists between an educational technology and pedagogy, the tool itself loses value.
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How The Atmosphere Has Changed | Chemistry for All | The Fuse School

Learn the basics about the changes to our atmosphere, as a part of environmental chemistry. SUBSCRIBE to the Fuse School YouTube channel for many mor
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The Benefits Of Open Educational Resources | The Economic Voice

The Benefits Of Open Educational Resources | The Economic Voice | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Knowledge is in a state of constant change and expansion. It can be difficult to keep up.
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200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites... Open Culture

Get free K-12 video lessons; mobile apps; audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and web resources for kids!
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What the Heck Is OER?

What the Heck Is OER? | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
If you don't already, get to know the sheer volume of free online resources out there available to teachers.
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School of Open gets a facelift, plus other news - Creative Commons

School of Open gets a facelift, plus other news - Creative Commons | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
The self-paced modules walk you through how to incorporate open educational resources into your teaching practice, in addition to using open licenses and locating existing OER. One past participant said,.
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Open source textbooks drive down cost of college | Opensource.com

Open source textbooks drive down cost of college | Opensource.com | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities are looking beyond current textbook options to find bigger savings for students. The result is a dramatic shift toward Open Educational Resources.
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The academic judgement is in the selection. 

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Embracing the Philosophy of Open Educational Resources | European Year for Development

Embracing the Philosophy of Open Educational Resources | European Year for Development | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
“The philosophy underlining OER is naturally adaptable to the African worldview of sharing for the common good of all”.
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Open Source in Education, new series begins March 16 - opensource.com

Open Source in Education, new series begins March 16 - opensource.com | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
On Monday, March 16 we will begin a series, one articles each day through the end of the month, on the theme: Open Source in Education.
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UNESCO’s Open Access (OA) Curriculum is now online | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO’s Open Access (OA) Curriculum is now online | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

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Jody R. Rosen & Maura A. Smale: Open Digital Pedagogy = Critical Pedagogy

"There seems too often to be an explicit agreement that instructors lead and students respond, that instructors advise as students seek guidance, that when instructors talk about their pedagogy, it should be outside of earshot of the students they instruct. Open digital platforms can break these implicit rules to make spaces for joint inquiry among all members of the college community in the spirit of Freirian ideals of critical pedagogy. Using open digital tools creates space for productive dialogue within and across courses and departments, allowing for critical co-investigation not just within a single course but in the college community. An open learning space in which everyone can work together enables browsing and viewing each other’s work, and empowers students to participate more fully in their education."

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If these are rules then they need to be broken!

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CC in a world of worthy causes - Creative Commons

CC in a world of worthy causes - Creative Commons | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.





Creative Commons wasn’t done after we created our first license suite, or even after hundreds of millions of licensed works were shared. The web is changing — and so are the ways we get, share, and use content — so we’re trying new things.

One new idea is our mobile app, The List, supported by a prototype grant...
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Open Textbook Library

Open Textbook Library | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
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A rather limited list at present but there might be something of interest to you.

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15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web via GDC | iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)

15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web via GDC | iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation) | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Some of the best of the best in open source image sites are listed in this article, as well as great guidelines for ethical searches and Creative Commons | iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)...
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You can't have access to too many images. I'd welcome comments on the search tools.
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What's the state of OER and where do we go next?

What's the state of OER and where do we go next? | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Types of Chemical Industries | Chemistry for All | The Fuse School

Learn the basics about different types of chemical industries, from agriculture to pharmaceutical to energy, and many other uses. SUBSCRIBE to the Fuse ...
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The Future of Education Isn’t Free. It’s Open. (EdSurge News)

The Future of Education Isn’t Free. It’s Open. (EdSurge News) | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Listening to the political debates about education in the United States, you might get the mistaken impression that nothing is changing other than costs going up and performance going down.
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It's only open if you can access, integrate, modify and mix it. 
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Major Study Finds OER Students Do Just as Well — or Better -- Campus Technology

Major Study Finds OER Students Do Just as Well — or Better -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
In the largest study of its kind, a group of researchers has examined the use of open educational resources (OER) and found that students who used OER in their undergraduate courses performed as well or better than those assigned commercial textbooks.
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Why shouldn't they?

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OER Handbook for Educators 1.0 - WikiEducator

OER Handbook for Educators 1.0 - WikiEducator | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Sounds useful.

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Donald Clark Plan B: Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy?

Donald Clark Plan B: Is the ‘closed’ mindset of the Open Educational Resources community its own worst enemy? | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Embrace the decentralisation, democritisation & disintermediation of learning through open resources #oer http://t.co/jWQrVlupNk
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The chemistry on Wikipedia is pretty good in my experience. Since I use it I'd have to be a miserable hypocrite not to encourage my students. But don't be uncritical and don't stop there. Dig into the references.

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Open Educational Resources (OER) - OECD

Open Educational Resources (OER) - OECD | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
The project will analyse and map the scale and scope of initiatives regarding “open educational resources” (OER) in terms of their purpose, content, and funding.
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Paul Stacey: The Commons

Paul Stacey: The Commons | Open Educational Resources | 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"."

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An epiphany indeed!

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John Bostock's curator insight, January 5, 2015 10:22 AM

In fisheries we are used to hearing about the "Tragedy of the Commons", but in this article, Paul Stacey shares a vision for how the "Creative Commons" can be very different ...

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A 7 Step Guide to Creating Your Own Open Educational Resources (EdSurge News)

A 7 Step Guide to Creating Your Own Open Educational Resources (EdSurge News) | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Increasingly, educators are turning to Open Educational Resources (OERs) as teaching tools. OERs are free publicly available educational resources that anyone can copy, use, adapt, and re-share. Numerous OERs exist for teachers, but ever wondered if you could create your own? Do-it-yourself OER is n
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DIY OER? Don't mind if I do.

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OER Schools Guidance

OER Schools Guidance | Open Educational Resources | Scoop.it
Leicester City Council have released four guidance documents and a range of practical information to support school staff in understanding, finding, creating, and sharing Open Educational Resources...
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Enlightened!

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