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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

Use the 'Filter' pull-down menu above to search for topics by keywords.


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Craig Patterson's comment, June 13, 2013 1:52 AM
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The website was redesigned and we disappeared ... This scoop is simply a flag about who's curating... We didn't expect anyone wold ever want to visit us.....
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Open attribution builder - a really useful tool!

Open attribution builder - a really useful tool! | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

About Open Attribution Builder This application is:

to help you easily cite open material you find; as you fill out the form the application will automatically generate the attribution for you.to cite only openly distributed work, such as work licensed by Creative Commons or released in the public domain.to provide a default attribution statement. You’re welcome to modify the citation to make it more suitable to your needs.

This application is NOT:

to mark your own work with a Creative Commons license or to place your work in the public domain. To do so, please use the license chooser (for the CC licensed work) or CC0 Waiver (for the public domain work) provided by Creative Commons.applicable for all types of materials; this application is only for openly released work.


This application lets you enter information for title, author, license, organization, and project. You are not required to enter all information to have a citation generated. Click the ? icons to learn more about each area.


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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, January 21, 3:36 PM

This is a great tool to help teachers and course designers attribute open educational resources they use from other sources accurately and consistently. It comes from the Open Washington OER Network. As they say in the 'About' page - its purpose to attribute other people's work, not to apply a CC licence to your work. (For that you should stick to using the license chooser on the Creative Commons website.)

 

 

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UNESCO launches Open Access Curricula for Researchers and Librarians | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO launches Open Access Curricula for Researchers and Librarians | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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ICDE » ICDE - UNESCO Policy Forum on open, online and flexible learning calls for actions by governments, higher education institutions and faculty

ICDE » ICDE - UNESCO Policy Forum on open, online and flexible learning calls for actions by governments, higher education institutions and faculty | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Access to, and success in, open, online and flexible learning are key solutions to the pressing development challenges and needs of 21st century societies, emphasizes the November 2014 Bali message by ICDE’s higher education leaders

“To tackle inequality, unemployment, in particular among youth, and progress towards the development goals of nations, a new commitment is needed to opening up education, technology enhanced learning, the use of open educational resources, online, flexible and blended learning, research and innovation in the design, development, deployment and delivery of education at all levels.”

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Open access: six myths to put to rest

Open access: six myths to put to rest | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Open access to research is still held back by misunderstandings repeated by people who should know better, says Peter Suber

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 24, 2014 4:03 PM

You've slaved over your research. You want an audience for your thinking..  The pundits you've been hearing are saying....


Understand the terrain. Discover the truth beyond the myths about Open access research publication.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 23, 2014 5:29 PM

Essential information to help you dispel the myths and shine the light on Open Access Research. (Let's tag it Open Educational Resources for now.)

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Teaching Online: Pedagogical Repository

The University of Central Florida's (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) offers the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) as a public resource for faculty and instructional designers interested in online and blended teaching strategies. Each entry describes a strategy drawn from the pedagogical practice of online/blended teaching faculty, depicts this strategy with artifacts from actual courses, and is aligned with findings from research or professional practice literature.

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Paperity Launched. The first multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers

Paperity Launched. The first multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Paperity: the 1st multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals & papers. Free fulltext PDF articles from hundreds of disciplines, all in one place

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Leicester City Council gives permission to 84 schools to create and share OER - Creative Commons

Leicester City Council gives permission to 84 schools to create and share OER - Creative Commons | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. Leicester City Council / CC BY 4.0

Leicester City Council is the first local government authority in the United Kingdom (UK) to provide 84 community schools with blanket permission to openly license their educational resources. The council is recommending that school staff use the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license to share materials created in the...
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The Babson OER Survey and the Future of OER Adoption

The Babson OER Survey and the Future of OER Adoption | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Babson OER Survey is incredible. If you care at all about OER, you absolutely need to read it. Then go read what Phil has written at e-Literate and 20 Million Minds. Go ahead. I'll wait. The po...
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Two-Thirds of Faculty Unaware of Open Education Resources -- Campus Technology

Two-Thirds of Faculty Unaware of Open Education Resources -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Nearly two-thirds of faculty members in U.S. higher education are generally unaware of open educational resources (OER), according to a new study from Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson.
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Open educational resources in modern foreign languages

Open educational resources in modern foreign languages | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Last Friday, 20th September, saw a one-day conference on open educational resources in modern foreign languages, held at the University of Bristol. It was an enjoyable and interesting day, at which about 50 MFL colleagues from across the UK came together to share practice, to inspire others and be inspired in turn.

 

I was honoured to be invited to give the opening keynote address and I talked about my work at LLAS exploring various aspects of open educational practice with different groups of language teachers in the UK. The language educator community have embraced the notion of open working from an early point and have played an important role in exploring the nature and practice around OERs in the UK. I appealed to my language practitioner colleagues to continue this glorious tradition and emphasised the need for individual action to drive forward innovation, exploration and activity in open educational practice.

 

A diverse range of interesting and excellent work was presented during the day, including Cecilia Goria (Nottingham)’s findings from running small-scale MOOCs (“TinyOOC?”) for the learning of Italian; the OU’s wide range of open initiatives in languages from Anna Comas-Quinn and Maria Dolores Iglesias; and fascinating work on new open German grammar materials from John Partridge (Kent) and Susanne Krauβ (Philipps-Universität Marburg).

 

Christoph Zähner demonstrated the fantastic open courseware (http://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/opencourseware/index.html) available through the Cambridge University Language Centre – look at the German Language resources, as an example – and Alessia Plutino (Southampton) showcased her online materials for Italian, a selection of which can be found on the LanguageBox (http://languagebox.ac.uk/2533/). Alessia talked about sharing her work with colleagues and her surprise at how they have used her OERs in quite different learning contexts. Enza Siciliano Verruccio (Reading) pointed to the future with news of an exciting project which will make generic, skills-focussed OERs for the learning of any language, available nationally through the Routes into Languages network (https://www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk/); and Héléne Pulker (OU) closed the day with some fledgling research into the re-use of language-related OERs reporting an important start in an area which needs further exploration.

 

The day was expertly organised by Gloria Visintini, Andrea Zhok and Jonas Langner, in the Department of Modern Languages at Bristol. Thanks go to them for organising a great day!

 

Kate Borthwick, LLAS Centre


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NMC On the Horizon > Increasing Focus on Open Content | The New Media Consortium

NMC On the Horizon > Increasing Focus on Open Content | The New Media Consortium | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The movement toward open content reflects a change in the way educators and scholars are conceptualizing education. Information is everywhere now; the challenge is to make effective use of it. Often mistaken to simply mean “free of charge,” advocates of openness have worked toward defining “open” more broadly — not just free in economic terms, but also in terms of ownership and usage rights. Alternative licensing schemes such as Creative Commons have advanced this vision by providing a legal framework for people to share content freely. The goal of openness is to ensure the unimpeded distribution of valuable, scientific knowledge and to guarantee that educational materials are freely copiable, freely remixable, and free of barriers to access. Using open content also has pragmatic appeal; it offers solutions to the rising cost of education and addresses the scarcity of quality resources in remote or developing regions of the world. As more schools, universities, and other academic institutions integrate open content into curricula, there will be increased focus on processes to evaluate and validate these resources on a wide scale. Issues of intellectual property and digital citizenship are equally important to understanding the impact of this trend on teaching and learning.

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The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure

The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The following is a pre-print of an essay set to appear in Bonk et al.'s forthcoming book MOOCs and Open Education around the World. It may undergo some additional editing before publication. Unlike...
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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, September 20, 2014 7:42 AM

Can't #MOOC and #OER get along? To me it is like a sectarian warfare of folks wanting the same thing (better educational outcome for more people) being distracted by disagreement over prioritizing the methods (open educational resources, massively scaled course offerings, pedagogical theories, profit-motive, institutionale incentives...) to get there. Undeniably, MOOC enthusiasts are reaping benefits from a decade of #OER pioneers struggling to be heard - so credits are due and gratitude is in order. Nevertheless, everyone would benefit were we to move forward together and sort out our differences later.

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 28, 9:12 AM

Nice step-by-step instructions on how to search and use Creative Commons content.

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | @scoopit via @wiredinstructor http://sco.lt/...

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Excelentes dicas para procurar recursos educacionais de "Licença Livre" - Open Educational Resources (OER)

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Open Educational Resources - LibGuide at University of the Witwatersrand

Open Educational Resources - LibGuide at University of the Witwatersrand | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A comprehensive set of OER resources 

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Open Learning Initiative | Open Learning Initiative ~ Carnegie-Mellon University

Open Learning Initiative | Open Learning Initiative ~ Carnegie-Mellon University | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Open Learning Initiative offers online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach.
Our aim is to combine open, high-quality courses, continuous feedback, and research to improve learning and transform higher education.

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David Wiley (ed.) - An Open Education Reader

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"A collection of readings on open education with commentary. Created for IPT 515R Introduction to Open Education, a graduate course at Brigham Young University. An Open Education Reader is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License."


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Vanessa Camilleri's curator insight, December 17, 2014 5:33 AM

A fantastic collection of links, articles, insights and resources about Open Ed. 

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open education reader!! 

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Gates Foundation announces world’s strongest policy on open access research : Nature News Blog

Gates Foundation announces world’s strongest policy on open access research : Nature News Blog | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
On 20 November, the medical charity, of Seattle, Washington, announced that from January 2015, researchers it funds must make open their resulting papers and underlying data-sets immediately upon publication — and must make that research available for commercial re-use. “We believe that published research resulting from our funding should be promptly and broadly disseminated,” the foundation states. It says it will pay the necessary publication fees (which often amount to thousands of dollars per article).

The Foundation is allowing two years’ grace: until 2017, researchers may apply a 12-month delay before their articles and data are made free. At first glance, this suggests that authors may still — for now — publish in journals that do not offer immediate open-access (OA) publishing, such as Science and Nature. These journals permit researchers to archive their peer-reviewed manuscripts elsewhere online, usually after a delay of 6-12 months following publication.
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Toward Project-based Learning and Team Formation in Open Learning Environments

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, November 9, 2014 5:04 PM

Thanks to Jason Renshaw (UniMelb) for pointing out this research.

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Future forecasting: landscape architects might save the world | D*Hub

Future forecasting: landscape architects might save the world | D*Hub | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I predict we’re going to hear a lot more from landscape architects in the coming years. There has long been a misunderstanding about what they actually do – “something about gardens” being a common response.

But the diversity and scale of work in landscape architecture is huge, and the mix of skills and expertise required shows real promise for dealing with the pressing issues facing Australian cities. Whether climate change or urbanisation, population growth or densification, landscape architects have ideas for how to make our future cities liveable, workable and beautiful.
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Symposium Program - OER National Symposium - University of Tasmania, Australia

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Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools?

Why Aren’t More Schools Using Free, Open Tools? | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One school in Pennsylvania is using open-source tools wherever possible to keep students close to the code behind the machines they use. This stance is opposite to the very restrictive policies of many schools, but could allow students more freedom to explore what makes devices work.
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Oh, Big Brother: you won’t believe how many sites are now blocked in China

Oh, Big Brother: you won’t believe how many sites are now blocked in China | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
China got the internet in 1994. But soon after, the government started working on ways to restrict it. Here's a list of all the major sites that are now blocked.
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A useful article which collates the main sites blocked in China (as of Oct 2014)

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Instructure Launching Free Learning Object Repository, Canvas Commons -- Campus Technology

Instructure Launching Free Learning Object Repository, Canvas Commons -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Instructure has launched a limited pilot of Canvas Commons, a new learning object repository that integrates with the Canvas learning management system.

 

The system, designed for both K-12 and higher education, was developed with guidance from a consortium of universities under the Unizin umbrella, including Colorado State University, Indiana University, the University of Florida and the University of Michigan. Unizin itself will be the first organization to pilot Canvas Commons.

Features of Canvas Commons include:

The ability to build and share courses, course materials, assessments and other resources;The ability to maintain a private learning object repository;Integration with the Canvas learning management system, including the ability to share materials from Canvas Commons;Support for both public and selective sharing of specific resources; andSearch tools, including filters for topics, grade levels, type and institution.

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Quality Assurance Guidelines for Open Educational Resources: TIPS Framework Version 2.0

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John Bostock's curator insight, September 22, 2014 11:29 AM

Very useful contribution on ensuring quality in OER

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Open Education Resources for China citizens | Opensource.com

Open Education Resources for China citizens | Opensource.com | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
School of Open and Creative Commons OER camp helps created 12 educational videos and a MOOC for Chinese citizens and students.
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