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KF:  An interesting reflection on one learner's experiences across a range of open learning courses.  The article highlights the motivations, the learning models, the support and the challenges that she experienced as a student in MOOC and open access education.

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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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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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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, 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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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Tons of Free public Domain Materials to Use in Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Tons of Free public Domain Materials to Use in Class | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Useful OER resource. 

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Google Expands Map Resources for Educators and Students -- Campus Technology

Google Expands Map Resources for Educators and Students -- Campus Technology | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Google is opening up its Google Maps Gallery service with an expanded array of historical and contemporary maps, as well as tools for students and educators that will allow them to create and edit their own maps.
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Top school's lessons free on iTunes

Top school's lessons free on iTunes | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Ms Kelleher, the school's principal, said that the focus "shouldn't be on the technology, it should always be on the learning".

 

But she said teachers can be "frustrated by the static nature of traditional textbooks. They are often expensive and out of date almost as soon as they are published."

 

Developing the digital course materials, which pupils can use at school or at home, has been "very positive" and rather than reducing the role of the teacher, she says that it makes the teacher "more important than ever".

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Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
for Open Educational Resources
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The consortium's mission is to  expand access to education by promoting awareness and adoption of Open Educational Resources. There are webinars, resources and information about how to promote and use OERs.

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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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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

Symposium Program - OER National Symposium - University of Tasmania, Australia | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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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

Quality Assurance Guidelines for Open Educational Resources 20

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John Bostock's curator insight, September 22, 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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Canvas learning software pitches to Asia-Pacific educators

Canvas learning software pitches to Asia-Pacific educators | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
CANVAS, an open source learning management system with its genesis in Salt Lake City’s Brigham Young University, has launched its Asia-Pacific headquarters.
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A Scalable and Sustainable Approach to Open Access (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

A Scalable and Sustainable Approach to Open Access (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it

As the open education resources (OER) movement continues to evolve — most recently through high-profile university MOOCs and distributed open collaborative courses (DOCCs), as well as in nontraditional online educational opportunities such as those at Khan Academy and General Assembly — an even greater urgency arises for an open, sustainable scholarly information ecosystem. How can OERs succeed if the research and scholarship that students and faculty need to learn and teach is inaccessible?

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A global shift to open source at the university

A global shift to open source at the university | Open Educational Resources in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What is open education and all of the resources out there all about? What does it all mean? Jodi Biddle tackles these big questions and more in this article for Opensource.com's Open Education Week.
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OER MOOC: Use of Open Educational Resources in Classroom

Welcome to a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the use of Open Educational Resources in the classroom. This four week course is free and open to all registe…

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Julie Tardy's curator insight, September 8, 1:07 PM

A new short-term MOOC on the use of OER