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OER - Open Educational Resourses in Higer Education

"Interview with Dave Cormier and Helen Keegan on the use of open educational resources (OER) recorded in October 2012. Interviewer: Alastair Creelman, Linnaeus University. The interview was produced for the Swedish OER-project http://oersverige.se/om-projektet/ supported by .SE https://www.iis.se/english/"


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Commonwealth of Learning - Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice

Commonwealth of Learning - Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources and Change in Higher Education: Reflections from Practice | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In the last decade in particular, the promotion, sharing and use of open educational resources (OER) have been growing exponentially. However, as with any new phenomenon or paradigm, our knowledge of OER’s ramifications and achievements to date necessarily lags behind actual developments. The concept of OER has multifaceted dimensions and implications. For educational institutions, the dimensions are legal, managerial, financial, technical, technological and pedagogical; for practising educators, at stake are ways of teaching that are normative, together with a sense of identity that is both personal and professional. It would be astonishing if research, which by its very nature must be clearly focussed, were able to keep abreast of all such aspects of OER.

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Academic Evolution: The Open Scholar

In the spirit of my earlier post, "Scholar or Public Intellectual?," I'd like to explore the concept of what it might mean to be an "open scholar." The traditional scholar, like the scholarship he or she produces, isn't open--open-minded, hopefully, but not "open" in a public way.
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Digital dawn: open online learning is just beginning

Digital dawn: open online learning is just beginning | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Universities are traditionally seen as exclusive institutions for the few, not the many. But that is changing as a new wave of online courses throws open the doors of academia to all.

Led by world renowned American institutions like MIT and Harvard, this push to democratise learning is being taken up in Australia too.


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UnCollege | Hacking Your Education

UnCollege | Hacking Your Education | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
UnCollege is a social movement supporting self-directed higher education.

 

UnCollege is a social movement designed to help you hack your education. This manifesto will show you how to gain the passion, hustle, and contrarianism requisite for success — all without setting foot inside a classroom.

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The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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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ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching: OER: The quality vs credibility vs access vs pedagogy vs legitimacy vs money debate (Dave White)

ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching: OER: The quality vs credibility vs access vs pedagogy vs legitimacy vs money debate (Dave White) | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The conversation around Open Educational Resources (OERs) , Copyright, Intellectual Property, fair use, and Creative Commons licensing is rumbling along. The outcomes seems to be reasonably inevitable to me, with those organisations that distribute, for example music, using a system that is rooted in an now outmoded business model are looking at rather a sticky end - evolve or die as the saying goes."

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Open content licensing for educators - WikiEducator

Open content licensing for educators - WikiEducator | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

#OCL4Ed (2012.06)

Another free professional development opportunity from the OER Foundation
20 June - 3 July 2012

 

Open content licensing for educators is a free online workshop designed for educators who want to learn more about open education resources, copyright, and creative commons licenses. This workshop will:Reflect on the practice of sharing knowledge in education and the permissions educators consider fair and reasonable;Define what constitutes an open education resource (OER);Explain how international copyright functions in a digital world;Introduce the Creative Commons suite of licenses and explain how they support open education approaches;Connect with educators around the world to share thoughts and experiences in relation to copyright, OER and Creative Commons.

 

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Princeton University to Offer Free Online Classes

Princeton University to Offer Free Online Classes | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The History of the World since 1300, Computer Architecture, and and Statistics One are just some of the Princeton University courses you can take without ever applying to Princeton, paying tuition or even stepping on to the campus, thanks to a new partnership between the school and a new online education organization founded by two Stanford University professors.

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Open Educational Resources on Pearltrees by Susan Bainbridge

Open Educational Resources on Pearltrees by Susan Bainbridge | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Open Educational Resources on Pearltrees by Susan Bainbridge

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Open courses: are UK universities falling behind the US? - video

Open courses: are UK universities falling behind the US? - video | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We grabbed five minutes with Steven Schwartz, VC at Macquarie University, to talk about the online course revolution and how the UK and Australia compare on social mobility...
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Opening up the world with open reading - Ethos Community

Opening up the world with open reading - Ethos Community | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The Open Library and The Open Academic Textbook Catalogue.

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Why Open Education Matters Video Competition Winners Announced | ED.gov Blog

Why Open Education Matters Video Competition Winners Announced | ED.gov Blog | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

What would you do if you thought you had a solution that would make a high-quality education freely available to anyone with a computer or cell phone, help instructors build new teaching skills and get credit for their accomplishments, and also greatly reduce costs for schools, families and students? You’d want to tell the world! That is just what the nearly one hundred videographers who entered the “Why Open Education Matters” video competition, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, spent part of this summer doing.

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Is Open and Distance Learning the Key to Quality Higher Education for All? « Educational Technology Debate

Is Open and Distance Learning the Key to Quality Higher Education for All? « Educational Technology Debate | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Some interesting discussions below the article.

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openlectures

openlectures | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

openlectures is open and we lecture. We are a group of students and former students sharing what knowledge we have. And we're doing this for free - because we enjoy it.

Here at openlectures we've made everything free because we believe that effort, not money should decide success. We're dedicated to sharing the knowledge which got us through school with anyone who wants to learn.

 

KF:  an open education initative based in Singapore.  Small scale offerings at the moment but looks set to grow.

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Judy Baker: Introduction to Open Educational Resources

Judy Baker: Introduction to Open Educational Resources | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A self-paced tutorial about open educational resources as alternatives to textbooks for college teachers.

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4 Professors Discuss Teaching Free Online Courses for Thousands of Students - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

4 Professors Discuss Teaching Free Online Courses for Thousands of Students - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

What is it like to teach a free online course to tens of thousands of students? Dozens of professors are doing just that, experimenting with a format known as Massive Open Online Courses.


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What are Open Educational Resources? - Ethos Community

What are Open Educational Resources? - Ethos Community | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Recommended by Vasi Doncheva (@playnice_nz), this video offers and explanation of Open Educational Resources (OER).
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open-access is the future: boycott locked-down academic journals

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Open Educational Resources

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Tools to Help 21st Century Students Achieve Their Postsecondary Education Goals

 

Open courseware and other open educational resources are beginning to draw the attention of higher education policymakers and other leaders. Why? Simply put, these web-based educational tools hold the promise of both reducing the cost of higher education and helping learners to complete their degrees by providing access to top quality course materials and instruction.

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Commonwealth of Learning - A report on the Re-use and Adaptation of Open Educational Resources (OER): An Exploration of Technologies Available

Commonwealth of Learning - A report on the Re-use and Adaptation of Open Educational Resources (OER): An Exploration of Technologies Available | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Open Educational Resources (OER) are a relatively new phenomenon which is fast gaining academic credibility as well as the attention of policy makers on a global scale. With increased funding by governmental and non-governmental organisations paired with generous philanthropy, the volume of rich OER available freely to the masses has grown exponentially. As with any new academic movement, the initial challenge for the OER movement was to spread this new philosophy into mainstream academia whereby the use of OER in teaching and learning becomes accepted practice. With strong advocacy by Open Distance Learning (ODL) institutions buttressed by organisations such as the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and UNESCO, OER is currently achieving this objective and is rapidly gaining acceptance as a credible source of knowledge in many an academic community.

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UNESCO World Open Educational Resources Congress | Saide Blog

UNESCO World Open Educational Resources Congress | Saide Blog | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I'm happy to hear that the South African Institute of Distance Education (SAIDE) will be extensively involved in the UNESCO World OER Congress, showcasing best practices in OER policies, initiatives and experts. They have done some excellent work in OER creation, reuse and policy/ strategy

 

There is a link to the Master Congress Programme for the UNESCO event from this blog post. It looks like a five-star lineup of speakers in the OER world - not to be missed - it will be livestreamed from09:00 (Paris time) on Wednesday 20 June and continue through to Friday 22 June.

 


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The Saylor Foundation

The Saylor Foundation | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Saylor.org is a free and open collection of college level courses. There are no registrations or fees required to take our courses, and you will earn a certificate upon completion of each course. Because we are not accredited, you will not earn a college degree or diploma; however, our team of experienced college professors has designed each course so you will be able to achieve the same learning objectives as students enrolled in traditional colleges.

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Practice, teaching and open educational practice | process.arts

Practice, teaching and open educational practice | process.arts | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

It’s important to understand existing cultures before introducing new cultures. It’s easy for educational developers or OER specialists to lose touch or truly understand the needs and practices of its stakeholders. The role of open technologies in encouraging sharing and reuse of open content can only become a reality if the open technologies are being developed with and for the stakeholders involved. There cannot be one OER fix for all.

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